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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   July 8, 2015

Note:  Complete Meeting Appears on CD #15-15 on File in the Borough Clerk's Office. July 8, 2015
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 and same to the Gazette-Leader, Herald of Cape May County and The Press on November 12, 2014.

 

Mr. Groon next announced the one-way in and the one-way out method of ingress and egress in case of emergency.

 

Mayor Groon introduced Edmund Grant, the new Administrator, and welcomed him.

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1219 be placed on second reading and final passage by title only.

Vote:          Gould – Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE DEPUTY CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1219

A CAPITAL ORDINANCE PROVIDING FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO MUNICIPALLY OWNED PROPERTY AND APPROPRIATING THEREFOR THE AMOUNT OF $300,000 FROM THE GENERAL CAPITAL FUND BALANCE

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that a public hearing now be held on Ordinance No. 1219.

Vote:          Gould – Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

There being no public comments, Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that the public hearing on Ordinance No. 1219 be closed.

Vote:          Gould – Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1219 be passed on second and final reading and advertised according to law.

Vote:          Gould – Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE DEPUTY CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 444-15

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

 

WHEREAS, the Annual Report of Audit for the year 2014 has been filed by a Registered Municipal Accountant with the Municipal Clerk as per the requirements of N.J.S.A. 40A:5-6, and a copy has been received by each member of the governing body; and

 

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

 

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

 

GENERAL COMMENTS

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

and

 

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

 

GENERAL COMMENTS

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

                                                                      

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

Vote:          Gould – Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE DEPUTY CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 445-15

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

 

1034C                 3/21/2007                                Improve Sanitary Sewer Orchid & Nashville $       41,869.90

1086                       12/28/2009                           Acquire Beach Tractor and Rake                             16,321.67

1134                       11/21/2011                           Acquire 4 Wheel drive beach vehicle                              994.00

1130C                    8/10/2011                            Acquisition of Ambulance                                           17,416.89

995B                      2/8/2006                              Replace Forget-Me-Not Sanitary Sewer                    50,000.00

 

 

                TOTAL AUTHORIZED TO BE CANCELED                                                     $   126,602.46

                             

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

Vote:          Gould – Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE DEPUTY CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 446-15

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners passed Resolution No. 387-15, adopted on April 1, 2015, which awarded a Professional Services Contract to Lewis N. Thompson dba LNT Consulting LLC; and

 

WHEREAS, the original contract was agreed upon for the rate of $95.00 per hour, not to exceed $15,000.00; and

 

WHEREAS, there remains an unexpended balance of encumbered money in the amount of $9,656.25; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners no longer needs the human resources and personnel assistance from the contracted vendor; and

 

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 Chief Financial Officer is hereby authorized to transfer the encumbered funds back into Borough Administration.

                                                                      

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

Vote:          Gould – Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE DEPUTY CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 447-15

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:4-87 provides that the Director of the Division of Local Government Services may approve the insertion of any special item of revenue in the budget of any county or municipality when such item shall have been made available by any public or private funding source and the amount thereof shall not have been determined at the time of the adoption of the budget; and

 

WHEREAS, said Director may also approve the insertion of any item of appropriation for equal amount; and

 

WHEREAS, the Borough of Wildwood Crest will receive $3,426.54 and $3,350.70 from the Bulletproof Vest Partnership for fiscal years 2013 and 2014 respectively. and wishes to amend its 2015 Municipal Budget to include these amounts of revenue.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey, does hereby request the Director of the Division of Local Government services to approve the insertion of items of revenue in the municipal budget of the Borough of Wildwood Crest for the year 2015 in the sums of $3,426.54 and $3,350.70 which is now available as a revenue from:

          Miscellaneous Revenues

                          Special Items of General Revenue Anticipated with Prior Written Consent of the Director of

                          the Division of Local Government Services - Public and Private

          Revenues Offset with Appropriations:

        US Bulletproof Vest Program 2013  $3,426.54

          US Bulletproof Vest Program 2014  $3,350.70

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that like sums of $3,426.54 and $3,350.70

be and the same are hereby appropriated under the caption of:

GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS

(a)   Operations Excluded from 5% Caps

Public and Private Programs Offset by Revenues:

          US Bulletproof Vest Program 2013  $3,426.54

          US Bulletproof Vest Program 2014  $3,350.70

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Borough CFO be and she is hereby authorized and directed to electronically file this Resolution and applicable submittal form with the Director of the Division of Local Government Services for approval.

                                                                      

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

Vote:          Gould – Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE DEPUTY CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 448-15

WHEREAS, there exists the need for the “Professional Services” of a COASTAL ENGINEER, to be retained by the Borough for the performance of engineering work and related duties associated with coastal engineering services in conjunction with Municipal Public Access Plan and Application to the NJDEP as directed and 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, this contract was not awarded through a “fair and open process,” but does meet all of the criteria required by the provisions of N.J.S.A. 19:44A-20.4, et seq. for said award;

 

                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 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

Hatch Mott MacDonald, who shall be compensated by voucher at the agreed upon hourly rates, contingent upon certification below from the Chief Financial Officer as to the availability of funds at the not to exceed contract amount of Nine Thousand Eight Hundred ($9,800) Dollars, 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 Engineering Firm 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 contract falls within.

4.       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 DEPUTY CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 449-15

Whereas, the Borough of Wildwood Crest desires to apply for and obtain a grant from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for an amount not to exceed $400,000 for removal of mobility barriers at various intersections in order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and will enter into a grant agreement for said grant if approved;

 

Be it therefore RESOLVED,

 

1) that the Borough of Wildwood Crest does hereby authorize the application for such a grant, and,

 

2) recognizes and accepts that the Department may offer a lesser or greater amount and therefore, upon receipt of the grant agreement from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, does further authorize the execution of any such grant agreement; and also, upon receipt of the fully executed agreement from the Department, does further authorize the expenditure of funds pursuant to the terms of the agreement between the Borough of Wildwood Crest and the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs.

 

Be it further RESOLVED, that the persons whose names, titles, and signatures appear below are authorized to sign the application, and that they or their successors in said titles are authorized to sign the agreement to sign the agreement, and any other documents necessary in connection therewith:

 

                                                                                                                               Carl H. Groon, Mayor                                              Patricia A. Feketics,

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Deputy Municipal Clerk                               

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

CERTIFICATION:

 

I, Patricia A. Feketics, the Deputy Municipal Clerk of the Borough of Wildwood Crest hereby certify that at a meeting of the Borough Commissioners  held on July 8, 2015, the above RESOLUTION was duly adopted.

                                                                      

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

Vote:          Gould – Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE DEPUTY CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 450-15

Approving Public Facilities Grant Management Plan

 

WHEREAS, the Borough of Wildwood Crest will apply for $400,000 in Fiscal Year 2016 CDBG funds for removal of mobility barriers at various intersections in order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA);

 

WHEREAS, the NJ Department of Community Affairs requires Wildwood Crest Borough to prepare a Grant Management Plan to define project staffing and project activities;

 

WHEREAS, the NJ Department of Community Affairs requires Wildwood Crest Borough to officially adopt its Grant Management Plan;

 

WHEREAS, the Borough has prepared a Grant Management Plan for its Fiscal Year 2016 Public Facilities project;

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Borough Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest adopts the Grant Management Plan prepared by Blauer Associates for the Fiscal Year 2016 Public Facilities project.

 

CERTIFICATION

 

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a resolution adopted by the Borough of Wildwood Crest, in the County of Cape May, at a meeting thereof held July 8, 2015.

 

                                                                                                                Patricia A. Feketics

                                                                                                                Deputy Municipal Clerk

 

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

Vote:          Gould – Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE DEPUTY CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 451-15

Adoption of State Model Citizen Participation Plan for DCA Small Cities Program

 

Whereas, the Borough is Wildwood Crest is an applicant for a Department of Community Affairs Fiscal Year 2016 Small Cities Community Development Project for an amount not to exceed $400,000 for removal of mobility barriers at various intersections in order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and will enter into a grant agreement for said grant if approved;

 

Whereas, that grant agreement will require the Borough of Wildwood Crest to comply with all federal regulations with respect to citizen participation; and

 

Whereas, the Borough of Wildwood Crest has reviewed the State Model Citizen Participation Plan prepared for Small Cities CDBG grantees;

 

Now, Therefore Be It Resolved that the Mayor and the Borough Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May and State of New Jersey, that;

 

The State Model Citizen Participation Plan developed by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Small Cities CDBG is adopted by the Borough of Wildwood Crest; and

 

The Borough of Wildwood Crest will follow all regulations set forth in that document throughout the term of the grant agreement cited above.

 

CERTIFICATION

 

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a resolution adopted by the Borough of Wildwood Crest, in the County of Cape May, at a meeting thereof held July 8, 2015.

 

                                                                                                                Patricia A. Feketics

                                                                                                                Deputy Municipal Clerk

 

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

Vote:          Gould – Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE DEPUTY CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 452-15

Identifying Small Cities Fair Housing Officer

 

Whereas, the Borough of Wildwood Crest is applying for a Fiscal Year 2016 Small Cities Community Development Block Grant in an amount not to exceed $400,000 from the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for financial assistance for removal of mobility barriers at various intersections in order to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) ; and

 

Whereas, the Borough of Wildwood Crest must make efforts to affirmatively further fair housing; and

 

Whereas, the Borough of Wildwood Crest has reviewed various actions that would be acceptable to the New Jersey State Department of Community Affairs and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development; and

 

Whereas, the Borough of Wildwood Crest has made assurances in the grant agreement that;

 

1. It will comply with the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974, as amended, and regulations issues thereto; and

2. It will comply with the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and the regulations issued thereto it; and

3. It will comply with the Fair Housing Act of 1968 and will affirmatively further fair housing; and

4. It will comply with the Age Discrimination Act of 1975 and with the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

                               

Now, Therefore, Be It Resolved that the Municipal Clerk shall be designated as the Small Cities Program Fair Housing Compliance Officer for the Borough of Wildwood Crest; and

 

Be It Further Resolved that the Fair Housing Officer shall contact the US HUD Regional Office of Housing and Equal Opportunity and the NJ Division on Civil Rights, inform those agencies of his/her appointment as Fair Housing Officer and request Fair Housing Information; and

 

Be It Further Resolved, that the Fair Housing Officer shall provide fair housing advisory services and assistance and referral advice to persons requesting such assistance from the Borough of Wildwood Crest; and

 

Be It Further Resolved, that the Borough of Wildwood Crest will publish in the local newspaper of record and post at the Borough Municipal Building a public notice announcing the appointment of the Fair Housing Officer and the availability of local fair housing advisory services.

                                                                                       

I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a resolution adopted by the Borough of Wildwood Crest, in the County of Cape May, at a meeting thereof held July 8, 2015.

 

                                                                                                Patricia A. Feketics                                                                                                                                              Deputy Municipal Clerk

 

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

Vote:          Gould – Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE DEPUTY CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 453-15

WHEREAS, a vacancy has occurred in the position of Class 4 member of the Planning Board of the Borough of Wildwood Crest; and

 

WHEREAS, it is desired that a full complement of the Board be maintained at all times; and

 

WHEREAS, Carl H. Groon, Mayor of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, has advised of his intent  to appoint Joseph Schiff to fill the vacancy as Class 4 Member of the Wildwood Crest Planning Board; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest wish to acknowledge this appointment;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, in the County of Cape May, New Jersey, that the appointment of Joseph Schiff be and he is hereby confirmed and ratified, as Class 4 member of the PLANNING BOARD of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, commencing effective immediately and expiring December 31, 2017.

                                                                      

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

Vote:          Gould – Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE DEPUTY CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 454-15

WHEREAS, on APRIL 6, 2015 , NICK PAHADE , 5 Eric Court , Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 , paid the 2015 mercantile license fee of THREE HUNDRED AND NINETY ($ 390 ) for the rental of the VERONA CONDOMINIUM, UNIT 201 ; and

                                                                                                                                                         

WHEREAS, on June 26, 2015 , NICK PAHADE, 5 Eric Court, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648, requested a full refund of the mercantile fee due to current structural work on the building preventing rental of the unit in 2015 ; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners has determined that a refund request in the instant matter is proper as presented;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey that the Chief Financial Officer of the Borough of Wildwood Crest be and she is hereby authorized and directed to cause a refund in the amount of THREE HUNDRED AND NINETY ($390) to be made to NICK PAHADE, 5 Eric Court, Lawrenceville, NJ 08648 for the reason set forth hereinabove.

                                                                      

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

Vote:          Gould – Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE DEPUTY CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 455-15

WHEREAS, on June 26, 2015 , CATHERINE SHERRY , 203 W. Charleston Ave , Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of a BLOCK PARTY   to be held on JULY 25, 2015 ,  from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on the 100 W. BLOCK OF CHARLESTON AVE ; and

                                                                                                                                                         

WHEREAS,  CATHERINE SHERRY, 203 W. Charleston Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260, has supplied all documentation required under Ordinance No. 936, including the requisite Certificate of Insurance, and has further pledged to comply with all applicable rules and regulations pertaining to the conduct of said Special Event; and

 

WHEREAS, the application has been reviewed by the Board of Commissioners, upon verification by appropriate members of staff as to completeness of the application, scheduling compatibility, etc.;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey that the Borough Clerk be and she is hereby authorized and directed to issue a Special Events Permit to  CATHERINE SHERRY , 203 W. Charleston Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 for the purpose of a BLOCK PARTY to be held on JULY 25, 2015, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on the 100 W. BLOCK OF CHARLESTON AVE.

                                                                      

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

Vote:          Gould – Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE DEPUTY CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 456-15

WHEREAS, on June 30, 2015 , LISA TRAVASCIO , 112 E. Louisville Ave. , Wildwood Crest, NJ  08260 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of a BLOCK PARTY   to be held on JULY 25, 2015 ,  from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on the 100 EAST BLOCK OF LOUISVILLE AVE ; and

                                                                                                                                                         

WHEREAS,  LISA TRAVASCIO, 112 E. Louisville Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ  08260, has supplied all documentation required under Ordinance No. 936, including the requisite Certificate of Insurance, and has further pledged to comply with all applicable rules and regulations pertaining to the conduct of said Special Event; and

 

WHEREAS, the application has been reviewed by the Board of Commissioners, upon verification by appropriate members of staff as to completeness of the application, scheduling compatibility, etc.;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey that the Borough Clerk be and she is hereby authorized and directed to issue a Special Events Permit to  LISA TRAVASCIO , 112 E. Louisville Ave., Wildwood Crest, NJ  08260 for the purpose of a BLOCK PARTY to be held on JULY 25, 2015, from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., on the 100 EAST BLOCK OF LOUISVILLE AVE.

                             

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

Vote:          Gould – Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE DEPUTY CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 457-15

WHEREAS, on July 2, 2015 , BRIAN & ELAINE WEATHERS , 19 Mohican Rd. , Blairstown, NJ 07825 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of a WEDDING   to be held on SEPTEMBER 5, 2015 ,  from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at SUNRISE PARK ; and

                                                                                                                                                         

WHEREAS,  BRIAN & ELAINE WEATHERS, 19 Mohican Rd., Blairstown, NJ 07825, 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  BRIAN & ELAINE WEATHERS , 19 Mohican Rd., Blairstown, NJ 07825 for the purpose of a WEDDING to be held on SEPTEMBER 5, 2015, from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., at SUNRISE PARK.

                                                                      

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

Vote:          Gould – Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE DEPUTY CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 458-15

WHEREAS, on February 25, 2015 , McKEEVER EVENT MANAGEMENT, LLC , PO Box 658 , Lafayette Hill, PA 19444 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of a TRIATHLON   to be held on AUGUST 1, 2015 ,  from 4:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with registration and set-up on JULY 31, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at SUNRISE PARK, SUNSET LAKE, WILDWOOD CREST BEACH and VARIOUS STREETS IN THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST ; and

                                                                                                                                                         

WHEREAS,  McKEEVER EVENT MANAGEMENT, LLC, PO Box 658, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444, has supplied all documentation required under Ordinance No. 936, 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  McKEEVER EVENT MANAGEMENT, LLC , PO Box 658, Lafayette Hill, PA 19444 for the purpose of a TRIATHLON to be held on AUGUST 1, 2015, from 4:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., with registration and set-up on JULY 31, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., at SUNRISE PARK, SUNSET LAKE, WILDWOOD CREST BEACH and VARIOUS STREETS IN THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST.

                                                                      

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

Vote:          Gould – Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE DEPUTY CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 459-15

 

WHEREAS, on June 26, 2015 , the WILDWOOD CREST DOLPHIN SWIM TEAM INC , Barry Gehring, Co-President , 200 W. Denver Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of a SWIM EVENT   to be held on SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 ,  from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at SUNSET LAKE ; and

                                                                                                                                                         

WHEREAS,  the WILDWOOD CREST DOLPHIN SWIM TEAM INC, Barry Gehring, Co-President, 200 W. Denver Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260, has supplied all documentation required under Ordinance No. 936, including the requisite Certificate of Insurance, and has further pledged to comply with all applicable rules and regulations pertaining to the conduct of said Special Event; and

 

WHEREAS, the application has been reviewed by the Board of Commissioners, upon verification by appropriate members of staff as to completeness of the application, scheduling compatibility, etc.;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey that the Borough Clerk be and she is hereby authorized and directed to issue a Special Events Permit to  the WILDWOOD CREST DOLPHIN SWIM TEAM INC , Barry Gehring, Co-President, 200 W. Denver Ave, Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 for the purpose of a SWIM EVENT to be held on SEPTEMBER 26, 2015, from 8:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., at SUNSET LAKE.

                                         

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

Vote:          Gould – Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

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

Vote:          Gould – Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

The Mayor then opened New Business with the Philip Baker Monument.  The Borough Engineer confirmed that if they attempt to move the monument, it would most likely be damaged.  Commissioner Gould suggested possibly contacting Kirk Hastings from the Wildwood Crest Historical Society to see if there would be interest in it.  Commissioner Cabrera suggested contacting the Superintendent from Crest Memorial to see if they would be interested in it.  The Mayor asked the Deputy Clerk to compose a letter to Crest Memorial for interest and for a possible solution to be discussed with the Borough Administrator.

 

Commissioner Cabrera then indicated that the Recycling Depot has been relocated to the rear of Public Works and it will now be accessed from Bayview Drive.  The hours of operation are current through September 27, 2015 and will be open Monday through Thursday from 7:00 am to 2:00 pm and Friday through Sunday from 7:00 am through 7:00 pm.  Commissioner Cabrera also indicated that it would be well staffed and flyers would be available.   Commissioner Gould suggested that perhaps having a recycling truck sent out Sunday afternoon would help with the recycling. 

 

With regard to “Wellness” Perks, Commissioner Cabrera wants the Borough to consider an Employee Benefit package.  He requested documentation from the County and is now turning the idea and materials over to the Borough Administrator.

 

With regard to “Open Space,” the Mayor indicated that he and the Assistant Supervisor of Recreation attended a meeting on potential open space possibilities in our community with regard to the beach.  He indicated this was the first step in the process and the Borough Engineer indicated he would distribute materials to the commissioners for review.  The Mayor then pointed out that if the Borough was in support of the project that a Resolution would be needed. 

 

The Mayor then indicated that the turnaround point at Rambler Road bike path still needed some help with the flow of traffic.  He suggested that perhaps getting an extra lifeguard stand from the Beach Patrol and placing it in the center would help create a flow pattern.  He also said he could contact the Chief of the Beach Patrol and have them move this daily.  The commissioners agreed to try this for a week to see if it would help. 

 

With regard to Old Business, Commissioner Cabrera indicated that the proposed street end seating along Sunset Lake was not yet ready and that managers from South Jersey Gas were working on a design plan.  Commissioner Gould indicated that she would like to see the design and the price prior to making a decision.

 

With regard to the Emergency Generators/school generator, the Mayor brought the Administrator up to date and indicated that the Borough currently has one Grant in hand and a partial ordinance in hand and the scope of the project was in the forefront.

 

With regard to the Army Corps Beach Plan, the Mayor indicated that he unsubstantially heard the process has slowed down.  Further inquiries were needed on the status of the project.

 

There was nothing new to add to the topic of Memorial Benches at this time.  Also, Sunset Lake storm damage and the request for a dog park were still under review.  The Mayor indicated the topic of Smoking stations would be better addressed in September. 

 

With regard to “Branding,” Commissioner Cabrera indicated that Finch Brands met individually with the Commissioners and they are waiting to hear back from Finch with further updates. 

 

The Mayor then opened the floor for public commentary. 

 

Nancy Pietropaoli, 6002 Seaview Avenue, was concerned over the usage for the current library and open space.  The Board informed her that there was no intent to sell the property.  Commissioner Cabrera indicated he would like the building to be used for tourism and/or historical society.

 

Tracy Neri, 205 E. Farragut Road, was there as a representative of the Neri Family and inquired about a memorial for her late husband.  She indicated her son created a memorial at his college and would like to see something similar in our municipality.  The Mayor indicated that the idea needed further discussion. 

 

Hearing nothing further from the public, Mrs. Gould motioned, and Mr. Cabrera seconded, that the meeting be adjourned.  All were in favor.  The time was 10:05 a.m.

 

Dated: July 22, 2015

Patricia A. Feketics, Deputy Borough Clerk         

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