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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   April 30, 2014

Note:  Complete Meeting Appears on CD #15-14 on File in the Borough Clerk's Office. April 30, 2014
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 26, 2013.

 

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. 1189 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. 1189

AN ORDINANCE AUGMENTING AND AMENDING CHAPTER 79

OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, COUNTY

OF CAPE MAY AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY, VEHICLE AND TRAFFIC,

ARTICLE II PROHIBITED PARKING: PROHIBITED STOPPING OR STANDING

AND TIME LIMIT PARKING, 79-7 HANDICAPPED PARKING

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that a public hearing now be held on Ordinance No. 1189.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-   Yes

 

There being no public comments, Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the public hearing on Ordinance No. 1189 be closed.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-   Yes

 

Mr. Groon motioned, seconded by Mrs. Gould, that Ordinance No. 1189 be passed on second and final reading and advertised according to law.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-   Yes

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1190 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. 1190

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 32A, FEES, OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST; REPEALING SECTION 32A-4, EMPLOYMENT OF OFF-DUTY EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIANS; AND REPEALING SECTION 53-26.1, EMPLOYMENT OF OFF-DUTY POLICE OFFICERS; AMENDING SECTION 32A-5, ADDITIONAL FEES; REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 710 ADOPTED DECEMBER 13, 1989, ORDINANCE NO. 938 ADOPTED AUGUST 27, 2003, AND ORDINANCE NO. 1146 ADOPTED JULY 25, 2012; AND AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 1167 ADOPTED MAY 8, 2013

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that a public hearing now be held on Ordinance No. 1190.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-   Yes

 

There being no public comments, Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the public hearing on Ordinance No. 1190 be closed.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-   Yes

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1190 be passed on second and final reading and advertised according to law.

Vote:          Gould-Cabrera-Groon-   Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 139-14

 

EXTRACT from the minutes of a regular meeting of the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, in the County of Cape May, New Jersey, held at the Municipal Building , 6101 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood Crest, New Jersey , on April 30, 2014, at 7:00 o’clock P.M.

 

PRESENT:   GOULD-CABRERA-GROON

ABSENT: NONE

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MRS. GOULD  introduced and moved the adoption of the following resolution and MR. CABRERA seconded the motion:

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF NOT EXCEEDING $13,000,000 BOND ANTICIPATION NOTES OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, IN THE COUNTY OF CAPE MAY , NEW JERSEY .

BE IT RESOLVED BY THE BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, IN THE COUNTY OF CAPE MAY, NEW JERSEY, AS FOLLOWS:

Section 1.                Pursuant to a bond ordinance of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, in the County of Cape May (herein called “local unit”), entitled: “Bond ordinance providing for improvements of the sanitary sewerage system in and by the Borough of Wildwood Crest, in the County of Cape May, New Jersey, appropriating $13,000,000 therefor and authorizing the issuance of $13,000,000 bonds or notes of the Borough for financing such appropriation”, finally adopted on November 26, 2012 (#1149), Bond Anticipation Notes of the local unit in a principal amount not exceeding $13,000,000 shall be issued for the purpose of temporarily financing the improvement or purpose described in Section 3 of said bond ordinance, including (to any extent necessary) the renewal of any Bond Anticipation Notes heretofore issued therefor.

Section 2.                The following matters in connection with said Bond Anticipation Notes are hereby determined:

(a)                All notes issued hereunder shall mature at such times as may be determined by the chief financial officer of the local unit, provided that no note issued pursuant to Section 1 hereof shall mature later than (i) one year from the date of the first note issued pursuant to the respective ordinances referred to in said Sections, and (ii) three years from the date of the first note issued pursuant to each such respective ordinance unless the local unit shall have paid and retired amounts of such notes sufficient to allow it, in accordance with provisions of Section 40A:2-8 of the Local Bond Law, to renew a portion thereof beyond the third anniversary date of the first of such notes;

(b)               All notes issued hereunder shall bear interest at such rate or rates as may be determined by the chief financial officer of the local unit; and

(c)                The notes shall be in the form prescribed by resolution heretofore adopted by the governing body of this local unit determining the form of Bond Anticipation Notes issued pursuant to the Local Bond Law, and any such notes may be signed or sealed by officers of the local unit in any manner permitted by Section 40A:2-25 of said Local Bond Law notwithstanding that said form or resolution may otherwise provide.

Section 3.                The chief financial officer of the local unit is hereby authorized and directed to determine all matters in connection with said notes not determined by this or a subsequent resolution, and the chief financial officer’s signature upon said notes shall be conclusive as to such determinations.

Section 4.                The chief financial officer of the local unit is hereby authorized to sell said Bond Anticipation Notes from time to time at public or private sale in such amounts as the chief financial officer may determine at not less than par and to deliver the same from time to time to the purchasers thereof upon receipt of payment of the purchase price plus accrued interest from their dates to the date of delivery thereof and payment therefor.

Section 5.                Any instrument issued pursuant to this resolution shall be a general obligation of the local unit, and the local unit’s faith and credit are hereby pledged to the punctual payment of the principal of and interest on said obligations and, unless otherwise paid or payment provided for, an amount sufficient for such payment shall be inserted in the budget and a tax sufficient to provide for the payment thereof shall be levied and collected.

Section 6.                The chief financial officer of the local unit is authorized and directed to report in writing to the governing body at the meeting next succeeding the date when any sale or delivery of notes pursuant to this resolution is made, such report to include the amount, description, interest rate and maturity of the notes sold, the price obtained and the name of the purchaser.

Section 7.                The chief financial officer of the local unit is hereby authorized and directed to do all other matters necessary, useful, convenient or desirable to accomplish the delivery of said notes to the purchasers thereof as promptly as possible, including (i) the preparation, execution and dissemination of a Preliminary Official Statement and Final Official Statement with respect to said notes, (ii) preparation, distribution and publication, if necessary, of a Notice of Sale with respect to said notes, (iii) execution of a Continuing Disclosure Undertaking, with respect to said notes in accordance with Rule 15c2‑12 promulgated by the Securities and Exchange Commission and (iv) execution of an arbitrage and use of proceeds  certificate certifying that, among other things, the local unit, to the extent it is empowered and allowed under applicable law, will do and perform all acts and things necessary or desirable to assure that interest paid on said notes is not included in gross income under Section 103 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as amended.

Section 8.                All action heretofore taken by officials and professionals of the local unit with regard to the sale and award of said notes in hereby ratified, confirmed, adopted and approved.

Section 9.                This resolution shall take effect immediately.

Upon motion of MRS. GOULD, seconded by MR. CABRERA, the foregoing resolution was adopted by the following vote:

 

AYES:   GOULD-CABRERA-GROON

NOES:   NONE

 

CERTIFICATE

I, JANELLE M. HOLZMER, Borough Clerk of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, in the County of Cape May, New Jersey, HEREBY CERTIFY that the foregoing annexed extract from the minutes of a meeting of the Board of Commissioners of said Borough, duly called and held on April 30, 2014, has been compared by me with the original minutes as officially recorded in my office in the Minute Book of said Borough, and is a true, complete and correct copy thereof and of the whole of said original minutes so far as the same relate to the subject matters referred to in said extract.

I FURTHER CERTIFY that the original of each ordinance or resolution referred to in said extract was reduced to writing and read before the vote was taken thereon, and the vote was taken by yeas and nays and entered in the minutes, and the minutes of said meeting so recorded were signed by the undersigned Clerk and by the Board of Commissioners.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and affixed the corporate seal of said Borough this 30th day of April, 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:

RESOLUTION NO. 140-14

WHEREAS, Resolution No. 1119-13 adopted October 2, 2013 served to authorize the appointment of Alicia A. Belansen as Temporary Chief Financial Officer of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, effective October 7, 2013, in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:9-140.13; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest has determined that it is in the best interests of the Borough to appoint Alicia A. Belansen as Chief Financial Officer 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 allegations of the preamble are incorporated herein as if fully set forth.

 

                2.             That Alicia A. Belansen shall hereby be appointed Chief Financial Officer of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, on a full-time basis, commencing November 14, 2013, at an annual rate of pay provided for in the existing Salary Ordinance of the Borough of Wildwood Crest,  and in accordance with the provisions of N.J.S.A. 40A:9-140.10, for a term of four (4) years, and shall include the performance of all required duties and responsibilities as Chief Financial Officer/Treasurer of the Borough of Wildwood Crest under authority of the law.

 

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:

RESOLUTION NO. 141-14

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, in the County of Cape May, New Jersey, that Alicia A. Belansen, Chief Financial Officer, be the custodian of the following accounts:

 

CREST SAVINGS BANK

 

Account Number                                                                                 Account Name

 

54-902507-3                                        Borough of Wildwood Crest Lien Redemption Account

54-901556-1                                        Borough of Wildwood Crest Current Account

54-901557-9                                        Borough of Wildwood Crest Disbursement Account

54-901560-3                                        Borough of Wildwood Crest Trust Escrow Account

54-901559-5                                        Borough of Wildwood Crest Recreation Trust Account

54-901561-1                                        Borough of Wildwood Crest Police Forfeiture Account

54-901564-5                                        Borough of Wildwood Crest Animal Control Account

53-181178-5                                        Borough of Wildwood Crest Unemployment Trust Account

54-100167-6                                        Borough of Wildwood Crest General Capital Fund

54-901558-7                                        Borough of Wildwood Crest Payroll Account

54-904337-3                                        Borough of Wildwood Crest Flexible Spending Account

 

SOVEREIGN BANK

 

9551000005                                                                         Wildwood Crest Investment Account

 

BE IT FURTHER 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 municipal officials listed hereinbelow be and are hereby designated as signatories on the above listed accounts (excluding Payroll and Lien Redemption Accounts) when necessary or required as follows:

 

                Alicia A. Belansen               or                           

 

                                                                and

 

 

Carl H. Groon               or                    Joyce P. Gould                       or          Don Cabrera

 

                                                                and

 

               

Janelle M. Holzmer                             or                            Patricia A. Feketics

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Alicia A. Belansen and Terence Graff be and are hereby designated as the authorized signatories on the Borough of Wildwood Crest Payroll Account (No. 54-901558-7).

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Terence Graff be and is hereby designated as the authorized signatory of the Borough of Wildwood Crest Lien Redemption Account (No. 54-902507-3).

 

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:

RESOLUTION NO. 142-14

 

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest that as a result of Requests for Qualifications (RFQ) opened by the Bid Opening Committee on April 15, 2014, at 11:00 a.m., in the Municipal Court Room of Wildwood Crest Borough Hall,  BIG TIME ENTERTAINMENT, LLC, 4504 Pacific Avenue, Wildwood, New Jersey 08260, submitted an overall (highest) bid in the total amount of $4,800 per year for years 1 and 2 and $4,800 per year for years 3 and 4, for the supply, installation and servicing of vending machines in the Borough of Wildwood Crest, as more specifically set forth in the Specifications and Bid Materials, which documents are made a part hereof by reference as if fully set forth, it is hereby determined to be in the best interest of the Borough of Wildwood Crest to accept the highest bid, which has been submitted by BIG TIME ENTERTAINMENT, LLC for the said supply, installation and servicing of vending machines in the Borough of Wildwood Crest at ten (10) locations and bid amount set forth hereinabove.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Joyce P. Gould, Commissioner of Revenue and Finance of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, and Janelle M. Holzmer, Borough Clerk, be and they are hereby authorized, instructed and empowered to execute and attest the Lease by and between the Borough of Wildwood Crest and BIG TIME ENTERTAINMENT, LLC, incorporating all of the terms and conditions of the above successful vending machine supply, installation and servicing in the Borough of Wildwood Crest.

 

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:

RESOLUTION NO. 143-14

 

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

published in The Herald issue of April 9, 2014, for the following item:

 

2014-2016 Emergency Sewer Repair Contract; and

 

WHEREAS, Garden State General Construction, Inc., 8 Clermont Drive, Clermont, New Jersey 08210, submitted the low bid in the amount of Fifty Nine Thousand Five Hundred Twenty Dollars and Sixty Cents ($59,520.60); 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,” Garden State General Construction, Inc., 8 Clermont Drive, Clermont, New Jersey 08210, for the bid amount of Fifty Nine Thousand Five Hundred Twenty Dollars and Sixty Cents ($59,520.60), 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 Garden State General Construction, Inc., 8 Clermont Drive, Clermont, New Jersey 08210, for the total bid amount of Fifty Nine Thousand Five Hundred Twenty Dollars and Sixty Cents ($59,520.60).

 

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, Garden State General Construction, Inc., 8 Clermont Drive, Clermont, New Jersey 08210, for the total and complete project bid of Fifty Nine Thousand Five Hundred Twenty Dollars and Sixty Cents ($59,520.60), 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.

 

 

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:

RESOLUTION NO. 144-14

WHEREAS, there exists the need for the “Professional Services” of a firm to be retained by the Borough to provide Grants Research and Management System, support services and related duties associated 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, e-Civis has completed and submitted a Business Entity Disclosure Certification which certifies that e-Civis will not make any reportable contributions pursuant to N.J.S.A. 19:44A-1 commencing April 30, 2014 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 e-Civis, who shall be compensated by voucher at the agreed upon rate of $495.00 per year for a grants research and management system services for the period June 1, 2014 through May 31, 2015, contingent upon certification below from the Chief Financial Officer as to the availability of funds as well as the governing body setting sufficient funds in the 2015 municipal budget, 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 e-Civis is further required to comply with all other conditions/provisions of law or regulation applicable to a “Professional Services Contractor,” including but not limited to procuring/maintaining sufficient insurance coverages necessary to fully protect the interests of the Borough in each and every instance relative to performance under this contract.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

Vote:          Gould - Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 145-14

 

WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Public Safety desires to appoint twelve (12) Class II Police Officers for the Borough of Wildwood Crest; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Commissioner of Public Safety to appoint Ronald Sutton, Vincent Sampoli, Theodore Nagel, Andrew Eckert, Bianca DeLuca, Taylor Doremus, Austin Hanson, Jordan Kraus, Gregory Gillespie, Cole Gasperini, Austin Parker and Roy Pierson, Jr., as Class II Police Officers 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 Ronald Sutton, Vincent Sampoli, Theodore Nagel, Andrew Eckert, Bianca DeLuca, Taylor Doremus, Austin Hanson, Jordan Kraus, Gregory Gillespie, Cole Gasperini, Austin Parker, and Roy Pierson, Jr., as Class II Police Officers.

 

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 Ronald Sutton, Vincent Sampoli, Theodore Nagel, Andrew Eckert, Bianca DeLuca, Taylor Doremus, Austin Hanson, Jordan Kraus, Gregory Gillespie, Cole Gasperini, Austin Parker, and Roy Pierson, Jr., as Class II Police Officers 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 appointments 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:

RESOLUTION NO. 146-14

WHEREAS, on March 31, 2014 , EMILY S. REISS and BRIAN M. COLEMAN , 193 Rosemar St. , Philadelphia, Pa 19120 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of a WEDDING   to be held on May 17, 2014 ,  from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., on the BEACH at RAMBLER RD. ; and

                                                                                                                                                         

WHEREAS,  EMILY S. REISS and BRIAN M. COLEMAN, 193 Rosemar St., Philadelphia, Pa 19120, 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  EMILY S. REISS and BRIAN M. COLEMAN , 193 Rosemar St., Philadelphia, Pa 19120 for the purpose of a WEDDING to be held on May 17, 2014 , from 2:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m., on the BEACH at RAMBLER RD.

 

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:

RESOLUTION NO. 147-14

 

WHEREAS, on April 3, 2014 , the MOREY ORGANIZATION , 3501 Boardwalk , Wildwood, NJ 08260 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of the BIACCO/RODDY WEDDING   to be held on May 17, 2014 ,  from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on the BEACH at CROCUS RD ; and

                                                                                                                                                         

WHEREAS,  the MOREY ORGANIZATION, 3501 Boardwalk, 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 she is hereby authorized and directed to issue a Special Events Permit to  the MOREY ORGANIZATION , 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260 for the purpose of the BIACCO/RODDY WEDDING to be held on May 17, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on the BEACH at CROCUS RD.

 

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:

RESOLUTION NO. 148-14

 

WHEREAS, on April 3, 2014 , the MOREY'S ORGANIZATION , 3501 Boardwalk , Wildwood, NJ 08260 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of the FARINA/PEPE WEDDING   to be held on May 3, 2014 ,  from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on the BEACH at CROCUS RD ; and

                                                                                                                                                         

WHEREAS,  the MOREY'S ORGANIZATION, 3501 Boardwalk, 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 she is hereby authorized and directed to issue a Special Events Permit to  the MOREY'S ORGANIZATION , 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260 for the purpose of the FARINA/PEPE WEDDING to be held on May 3, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on the BEACH at CROCUS RD.

 

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:

RESOLUTION NO. 149-14

 

WHEREAS, on April 3, 2014 , the MOREY'S ORGANIZATION , 3501 Boardwalk , Wildwood, NJ 08260 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of the HARTSFIELD/MOREY WEDDING   to be held on May 16, 2014 ,  from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on the BEACH at CROCUS RD ; and

                                                                                                                                                         

WHEREAS,  the MOREY'S ORGANIZATION, 3501 Boardwalk, 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 she is hereby authorized and directed to issue a Special Events Permit to  the MOREY'S ORGANIZATION , 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260 for the purpose of the HARTSFIELD/MOREY WEDDING to be held on May 16, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on the BEACH at CROCUS RD.

 

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:

RESOLUTION NO. 150-14

WHEREAS, on April 1, 2014 , RICH PALKO/PALKO ENTERTAINMENT , 805 E. Main Ave. , Rio Grande, NJ  08242 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of the RAMOS/GIBSON WEDDING,   to be held on June 8, 2014 ,  from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at CENTENNIAL PARK ; and

                                                                                                                                                         

WHEREAS,  RICH PALKO/PALKO ENTERTAINMENT, 805 E. Main Ave., Rio Grande, NJ  08242, 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 she is hereby authorized and directed to issue a Special Events Permit to  RICH PALKO/PALKO ENTERTAINMENT , 805 E. Main Ave., Rio Grande, NJ  08242 for the purpose of the RAMOS/GIBSON WEDDING, to be held on June 8, 2014, from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., at CENTENNIAL PARK.

 

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:

RESOLUTION NO. 151-14

WHEREAS, on January 23, 2014 , MOREY'S PIERS , 3501 Boardwalk , Wildwood, NJ 08260 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of the WILD HALF MARATHON & 8K RACE   to be held on May 18, 2014 ,  from 8:00 a.m . to 10:00 a.m. on OCEAN AVE and the BIKE PATH ; and

                                                                                                                                                         

WHEREAS,  MOREY'S PIERS, 3501 Boardwalk, 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 she is hereby authorized and directed to issue a Special Events Permit to  MOREY'S PIERS , 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260 for the purpose of the WILD HALF MARATHON & 8K RACE to be held on May 18, 2014, from 8:00 a.m . to 10:00 a.m. on OCEAN AVE and the BIKE PATH.

 

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:

RESOLUTION NO. 152-14

WHEREAS, on April 3, 2014 , the MOREY'S ORGANIZATION , 3501 Boardwalk , Wildwood, NJ 08260 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of the GABRIELLE/ANTHONY WEDDING   to be held on May 2, 2014 ,  from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on the BEACH at LOTUS RD ; and

                                                                                                                                                         

WHEREAS,  the MOREY'S ORGANIZATION, 3501 Boardwalk, 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 she is hereby authorized and directed to issue a Special Events Permit to  the MOREY'S ORGANIZATION , 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260 for the purpose of the GABRIELLE/ANTHONY WEDDING to be held on May 2, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on the BEACH at LOTUS RD.

 

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:

RESOLUTION NO. 153-14

WHEREAS, on April 3, 2014 , the MOREY ORGANIZATION , 3501 Boardwalk , Wildwood, NJ 08260 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of the CARRACCIO-BROWN WEDDING   to be held on May 10, 2014 ,  from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on the BEACH at CROCUS RD ; and

                                                                                                                                                         

WHEREAS,  the MOREY ORGANIZATION, 3501 Boardwalk, 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 she is hereby authorized and directed to issue a Special Events Permit to  the MOREY ORGANIZATION , 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260 for the purpose of the CARRACCIO-BROWN WEDDING to be held on May 10, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m., on the BEACH at CROCUS RD.

 

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:

RESOLUTION NO. 154-14

WHEREAS, on April 14, 2014 , CATHERINE LAURIE , 509 Devon Rd. , Norwood, PA 19074 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of a WEDDING   to be held on June 21, 2014 ,  from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., at SUNSET LAKE ; and

                                                                                                                                                         

WHEREAS,  CATHERINE LAURIE, 509 Devon Rd., Norwood, PA 19074, 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 she is hereby authorized and directed to issue a Special Events Permit to  CATHERINE LAURIE , 509 Devon Rd., Norwood, PA 19074 for the purpose of a WEDDING to be held on June 21, 2014, from 4:00 p.m. to 6:30 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:

RESOLUTION NO. 155-14

EXPRESSING SUPPORT TO INCREASE THE FUNDING

FOR THE DEDICATED SHORE PROTECTION FUND

 

WHEREAS, the $25 million Shore Protection Fund financed by the Realty Transfer Tax receipts has a 20 year successful track record in protecting life and property along the coast, preserving vital coastal resources of New Jersey, and maintaining safe and navigable waterways throughout the state;

WHEREAS, the value of well-nourished and resilient beaches was demonstrated when damage to homes and property was minimized from Superstorm Sandy on October 29, 2012;

WHEREAS, in light of more frequent severe storms, the realities of sea level rise and climate change, $25 million is no longer adequate to protect and preserve our fragile coastline that has contributed $38 million to the culture and economy of our state;

                WHEREAS, New Jersey, working with the Army Corps of Engineers, must develop a more comprehensive plan that includes inland waterways that increasingly flood coastal and urban communities,  including the back bays and barrier islands;

                WHEREAS, New Jersey must be prepared to share increasing costs of more complex storm remediation projects.

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, State of New Jersey hereby expresses support to increase the funding for the dedicated Shore Protection Fund to be used for future coastal protection projects and provide a further incentive for federal matching funds; and

                BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution be forwarded to Senator Jeff Van Drew, Assemblyman Robert Andrzejczak, Assemblyman Samuel L. Fiocchi, Freeholder Director Gerald M. Thornton, Governor Chris Christie, Lt. Governor Kim Guadagno, Jersey Shore Partnership, Inc. and all municipalities in Cape May County. 

 

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:

RESOLUTION NO. 156-14

 

A Resolution Amending Resolution No. 646-01 Adopted March 28, 2001 Which Adopted the Provisions of N.J.S.A. 52:14-17.38

Under Which a Public Employer May Agree to Pay for

the State Health Benefits Program (SHBP) Coverage of

Certain Retirees

 

WHEREAS, the Borough of Wildwood Crest adopted Resolution No. 646-01 on March 28, 2001, which Resolution adopted the provisions of N.J.S.A. 52:114-17.38; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Board of Commissioners to amend said Resolution;

 

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 Borough of Wildwood Crest hereby elects to adopt the provisions of N.J.S.A. 52:14-17.38 and adhere to the rules and regulations promulgated by the State Health Benefits Commission to implement the provisions of that law.  This resolution affects employees as shown on the attached Chapter 48 Resolution Addendum. It is effective on the first day of May, 2014.

 

We are aware that adoption of this resolution does not free us of the obligation to pay for post-retirement medical benefits of retirees or employees who qualified for those payments under any Chapter 88 or Chapter 48 resolution adopted previously by this governing body.

 

We agree that this resolution will remain in effect until properly amended or revoked with the State Health Benefits Program. We recognize that, while we remain in the State Health Benefits Program, we are responsible for providing the payment for post-retirement medical coverage as listed in the attached Chapter 48 Resolution Addendum for all employees who qualify for this coverage while this resolution is in force.

 

We understand that we are required to provide the Division of Pensions and Benefits complete copies of all contracts, ordinances, and resolutions that detail post-retirement medical payment obligations we undertake. We also recognize that we may be required to provide the Division with information needed to carry out the terms of this resolution.

 

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

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that all reports received, from the Court Administrator, CFO, Tax Collector, Chief of Police /Designee and Recreation Supervisor, for the month ending March 31, 2014 be accepted as presented and filed.

Vote:          Gould - Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the Commission Meetings held March 26, and April 9, 2014 be approved as presented.

Vote:          Gould - Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, authorizing approval of taxi cab licenses for calendar year 2014 in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 73 of the Code of the Borough

Vote:          Gould - Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

Mayor Groon opened the floor for public comments.  Nancy Pietropaoli, 6002 Seaview Avenue, wanted to know what project was being done between Aster Road and Crocus Road that has been going on through the winter.  The Engineer confirmed that the gas line is being worked on and determining the primary low pressure gas main and they are having problems getting the system isolated and he confirmed that it was resolved at the end of the week. 

 

Tom Hunt, 210 E. Charleston Avenue, congratulated the Lieutenant who was appointed OIC of Police Department.  He voiced support for the men and women of the police department.  He applauded the commissioners for hiring an independent investigator and then voiced concerns.  Mr. Hunt inquired as to the nature of why an independent investigator was hired, as well as why an investigator from the Prosecutor’s Office was not utilized for the investigation and the Solicitor replied to the questions she was able to answer.  Due to the specific nature of the subsequent inquiries, the Solicitor advised Mr. Hunt that there would be no comment and many of his questions should be directed to Mr. Bill Blaney, the attorney of record, or the Cape May County Prosecutor’s Office.

 

After no further commentary from the public, the Mayor began to discuss the first topic of New Business: the Army Corps of Engineers Beach Plan.  The Mayor indicated that he received a letter from the state and that they have approved the Army Corps’ plan and supplied the commissioners with the letter.  The Commissioners agreed that this should be directed to the Coastal Engineer, Tom Thornton, to determine how this will affect Wildwood Crest.  Also, the Mayor indicated that the County would like to coordinate a meeting with DEP on behalf of the island to discuss the three communities’ different positions on the issue.  The second topic was the Morey Organization Event Request and it was determined that the issue was resolved and the events would remain in Wildwood.  The third topic of the Borough Manual would be held for future discussion.

 

The floor was then opened for public comment.  Mike Tomlinson, 105 E. Morning Glory Road, voiced his concern over the 16’ sand dune.  He proposed what would happen if the sand dune grew and once vegetation grew; it would be untouchable with dune grass for wildlife.  The Mayor indicated that there were no guarantees and the question has merit and should be asked.  The Mayor stated that the beach has grown rapidly over the past year anywhere from 60 feet to over 100 feet and part of the project will be take some of that sand and move it back to North Wildwood.   

 

After hearing no further comments from the public, Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera that the meeting be adjourned.

Vote:          Gould - Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

Dated: May 28, 2014

                                                                                   

Janelle M. Holzmer, Borough Clerk

                                                                              

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