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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   August 5, 2015

Note:  Complete Meeting Appears on CD #17-15 on File in the Borough Clerk's Office. August 5, 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.

 

THE DEPUTY CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1220

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

BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, KNOWN AS THE “SALARY

ORDINANCE,” FIXING AND DETERMINING SALARIES AND

COMPENSATIONS OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, IN

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

RAISING OF THE AMOUNTS THEREOF BY TAXATION AND FOR

THE TIME AND METHOD OF PAYMENT

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera that Ordinance No. 1220 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Vote:          Gould – Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE DEPUTY CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1221

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 XII-SCHEDULES, SECTION 79-37, SCHEDULE VI, ONE-WAY STREETS

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera that Ordinance No. 1221 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, August 19, 2015 at 7:00 p.m.

Vote:          Gould – Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE DEPUTY CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 466-15

Authorizing the Execution of a Contract Renewing Membership

in the Atlantic County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund

 

WHEREAS, the Borough of Wildwood Crest (hereinafter the “MUNICIPALITY”) is a member of the Atlantic County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund (hereinafter the “FUND”); and

 

WHEREAS, the MUNICIPALITY’S membership terminates as of January 1, 2016 unless earlier renewed by a Contract between the MUNICIPALITY and the FUND; and

 

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5 (l) (m) provides that a Contract which exceeds the bid threshold may be negotiated and awarded by the governing body without public advertising for bids and bidding therefor, if the subject matter is for the purchase of insurance coverage and consultant services, provided that the award is in accordance with the requirements for extraordinary unspecifiable services; and

 

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-6.1(b) provides that the MUNICIPALITY shall make a documented effort to secure competitive quotations; however, a Contract may be awarded upon a determination, in writing, that the solicitation of competitive quotations is impracticable; and

 

WHEREAS, in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:34-2.3, a designated official of the MUNICIPALITY, has filed a certificate with the governing body in detail, as set forth below in this Resolution, why this Contract meets the provisions of the statutes and the regulations and why the solicitation of competitive quotations is impracticable; and

 

WHEREAS, it has been determined that the purchase of insurance coverage and insurance consultant services by the MUNICIPALITY requires a unique knowledge and understanding of the municipal exposures and risks associated with the operation of a municipal entity, and many insurance professionals are not qualified to assess these risks and exposures based upon their inherent complexity; and

 

WHEREAS, insurance coverage for municipal entities can vary greatly in the type, limits, and exceptions to coverage, and therefore particularized expertise in determining and obtaining the appropriate coverage is required to protect the MUNICIPALITY; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the goal of the MUNICIPALITY to obtain a single integrated program to provide all types of insurance coverage with a plan to limit the MUNICIPALITY’S exposure; and

 

WHEREAS, the FUND has provided comprehensive insurance coverage to member municipalities since 1987; and

 

WHEREAS, since 1987, the FUND has continually refined all of the types of coverage that it provides to its members so that it offers comprehensive insurance coverage and limits to all members that is unique and cannot be purchased from a single entity in the commercial insurance market; and

 

WHEREAS, the FUND has also developed and made available to its members Safety, Risk Management and Litigation Management programs that address the specific exposures and risks associated with municipal entities; and

 

WHEREAS, the FUND provides the MUNICPALITY with Fund Administration, Claims Review, Claims Processing, Claims Administration, Actuarial and Legal services; and

 

WHEREAS, the FUND is one of the most financially sound Municipal Joint Insurance Funds in the New Jersey, and the FUND operates with strong fiscal controls, member oversight, and meets all of the requirements promulgated by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs and the Department of Banking and Insurance; and

 

WHEREAS, as an existing member of the FUND, the MUNICIPALITY would be renewing its membership in an organization with experienced and dedicated FUND Professionals who provide specialized services to the members; and

 

WHEREAS, the membership of the FUND includes many neighboring municipalities that uniquely have similar exposures to the MUNICIPALITY, and with whom the MUNICIPALITY has existing inter-local arrangements; and

 

WHEREAS, all of the aforementioned factors categorize the award of this Contract as an “extraordinary, unspecifiable service” that cannot be duplicated, accounted for, accurately detailed, or described in a manner that truly depicts the value of the MUNICIPALITY’S membership in the FUND; and

 

WHEREAS, for all of the aforementioned reasons, it is impracticable for the MUNICIPALITY to seek competitive quotations for a Contract to provide the procurement of insurance coverage and consultant services; and

 

WHEREAS, the FUND has been organized pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:10-36 et seq., and as such is an agency of the municipalities that created it; and

 

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(2) also provides that a Contract which exceeds the bid threshold may be negotiated and awarded by the governing body without public advertising for bids and bidding therefor, if the Contract in entered into with a municipality or any board, body, officer, agency or authority thereof; and

 

WHEREAS, the FUND meets the definition of an agency as set forth in N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5(2); and

 

WHEREAS, for all of the aforementioned reasons, the MUNICIPALITY desires to enter into a Contract to renew its membership with the FUND for a period of three (3) years, for insurance coverage and consultant services, as an exception to the public bidding requirements of the Local Public Contracts Law.

 

NOW THEREFORE, be it resolved by the governing body of the MUNICIPALITY as follows:

 

1.       The MUNICIPALITY agrees to renew its membership in the FUND and to be subject to the Bylaws, Rules and Regulations, coverages and operating procedures thereof as presently existing or as modified from time to time by lawful act of the FUND.

2.       The Mayor and Clerk of the MUNICIPALITY shall be and hereby are authorized to execute the “Contract to Renew Membership” annexed hereto and made a part hereof and to deliver same to the FUND evidencing the MUNICIPALITY’S renewal of membership.

3.       In accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:34-2.3, the certificate of a designated official of the MUNICIPALITY, which details why the solicitation of competitive quotations is impracticable, is attached hereto and made a part of this Resolution.

4.       The Clerk of the MUNICIPALITY is authorized and directed to place a notice of the adoption of this Resolution and Award of this Contract in the official newspaper of the MUNICIPALITY.

                             

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. 467-15

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING A SHARED SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF NORTH WILDWOOD FOR A MUNICIPAL COURT ADMINISTRATOR

 

WHEREAS, the Uniform Shared Services and Consolidation Act, N.J.S.A. 40A:65-1, et. seq., authorizes municipalities to enter into agreements for the exchange and sharing of services; and

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1(c) allows two or more municipalities, by ordinance or resolution, to agree to provide jointly for courtrooms, chambers, equipment, supplies and employees for their municipal courts and agree to appoint judges and administrators without establishing a joint municipal court; and

 WHEREAS, the Borough of Wildwood Crest and the City of North Wildwood have determined that it would be mutually beneficial to share a Municipal Court Administrator, in accordance with the provisions of 40A:65-1, et. seq., as well as N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1(c), in order to conserve resources and to provide for a more efficient and economically sound municipal court system, while simultaneously allowing each jurisdiction to maintain its own municipal courtrooms and court offices and maintaining individual rights to appoint to separate judges, prosecutors, and public defenders.

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 as follows:

1)  All of the statements of the preamble are incorporated herein by this reference thereto as though the same were set forth at length.

2)  On behalf of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, the Mayor and the Deputy Borough Clerk be and they hereby are authorized to execute the Shared Services Agreement with the City of North Wildwood, copy of which is attached hereto as Exhibit “A”, which provides for the sharing by the City of North Wildwood and the Borough of Wildwood Crest of a Municipal Court Administrator and provides for the Municipal Court Administrator to be an employee 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 DEPUTY CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 468-15

AUTHORIZING A SHARED SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF NORTH WILDWOOD FOR A CONSTRUCTION OFFICIAL

 

WHEREAS, the Uniform Shared Services and Consolidation Act, N.J.S.A. 40A:65-1, et. seq., authorizes municipalities to enter into agreements for the exchange and sharing of services; and

 

WHEREAS, North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest each have established a construction office and, as a result, each municipality has the need for the employment of a construction official to perform the services of a construction official as more fully contemplated by the State Uniform Construction Code Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119, et. seq., and by the administrative regulations adopted pursuant to those statutes including, but not necessarily limited to, all administrative regulations that are set forth at N.J.A.C. 5:23-1.1, et. seq.; and

 

WHEREAS, ever since 2009 North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest have been parties to a Shared Services Agreement, under the terms of which North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest have shared the services of a single construction official.

 

WHEREAS, experience has demonstrated that neither the North Wildwood Construction Office or the Wildwood Crest Construction Office generates enough work and activity as would justify either municipality hiring a full-time construction official and the governing bodies of both municipalities do not anticipate a change in those circumstances for the foreseeable future; and

 

WHEREAS, North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest have determined that it would be mutually beneficial to again enter into a Shared Services Agreement under the terms of which the municipalities would agree to hire the same person as construction official with that individual being hired by each municipality on a part-time basis as their construction official and to agree further to the establishment of a schedule when the individual so employed will perform services for each municipality; and

 

WHEREAS, North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest further agree that, in lieu of either municipality employing plumbing, electrical, fire and building subcode officials, it would be more cost effective and, therefore, mutually beneficial if North Wildwood, as lead municipality for North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest, enter into a contract with an authorized on-site inspection and plan review agency for plumbing, electrical, fire and building subcode duties under the State Uniform Construction Code Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119, et. seq., and the administrative regulations adopted pursuant to those statutes including, but not necessarily limited to, all administrative regulations that are set forth at N.J.A.C. 5:23-1.1, et. seq.;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Members of Governing Body of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, in the County of Cape May and State of New Jersey as follows:

 

1)  All of the allegations of the preamble are incorporated herein by this reference thereto as though the same were set forth at length.

 

2)  On behalf of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, the Mayor and the Deputy Clerk be and they hereby are authorized to execute the Shared Services Agreement with the City of North Wildwood that is annexed hereto as Exhibit “A” which provides for the sharing by the City of North Wildwood and the Borough of Wildwood Crest of a construction official and provides for North Wildwood to enter into a contract, as lead municipality for North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest, with an authorized on-site inspection and plan review agency for services relative to the administration of the following subcodes: plumbing, electrical, fire and building.

     

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. 469-15

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 $75,000.00 from the State of New Jersey, Department of Law and Public Safety: Hazard Mitigation Grant-Generator Project, and wishes to amend its 2015 Municipal Budget to include this amount 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 an item of revenue in the municipal budget of the Borough of Wildwood Crest for the year 2015 in the sum of      $                                                                                    75,000.00

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:

STATE OF NEW JERSEY, DEPARTMENT OF LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY: HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT –GENERATOR PROJECT…                                              $...................................................................... 75,000.00

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a like sum of        ......................................................................... $      75,000.00

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

GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS

(a)   Operations Excluded from 5% Caps

Public and Private Programs Offset by Revenues:

STATE OF NEW JERSEY, DEPARTMENT OF LAW AND PUBLIC SAFETY: HAZARD MITIGATION GRANT –GENERATOR PROJECT

 

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. 470-15

WHEREAS, bids have been received in response to advertisement of Notice to Bidders published in The Herald issue of March 25, 2015 for the following item:

 

Atlantic Avenue Parking Lot Improvements (County Library); and

 

WHEREAS, the bids received on April 7, 2015 exceeded the available funds as certified by the Chief Financial Officer and therefore the bids received must be rejected and re-bid of the project must be authorized by the Board of Commissioners; and

 

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 bids received on April 7, 2015 are hereby rejected and the Deputy Borough Clerk shall return the bid security submitted by each of the bidders.
  2. That the Deputy Borough Clerk be and she is hereby authorized, instructed and empowered to re-advertise Notice to Bidders in The Herald of Cape May County issue of August 12, 2015.
  3. That sealed bids will be received by the Bid Opening Committee in the Municipal Court Room, Wildwood Crest Borough Hall, on Tuesday August 25, 2015 at 11:00 A.M., prevailing time, for furnishing the items hereinafter set forth in accordance with the Specifications on file in the Borough Hall.

                                                                                                                                                                                               

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. 471-15

WHEREAS, in 1997, the State of New Jersey passed a number of laws which expanded the potential function of the Open Space and Farmland Preservation Trust Fund programs to include recreation and historic preservation; and

 

WHEREAS, the decision to expand the Open Space Program into the realms of recreation and historic preservation beginning in 2013 has helped to enhance and protect our collective community assets; and

 

WHEREAS, the possibility of expanding existing bike paths in several communities is being entertained to include the new zone that will be created between the existing dune structure and the new proposed dune through the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners recognize the value of the current bike path in our community and the potential to enhance the attraction; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Board of Commissioners are in support of exploring this potential project, to possibly include a formal application, through County Open Space.

                             

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. 472-15

WHEREAS, on July 8, 2015, the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest adopted Resolution No. 453-15 appointing Mr. Joseph Schiff as a Class 4 member of the Planning Board; and

 

WHEREAS, the Alternate No. 1 member should have been appointed to fill the vacancy position; and

 

WHEREAS, said Resolution was adopted in error;

 

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, that Resolution No. 453-15 adopted July 8, 2015 is hereby rescinded.

                                                                           

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. 473-15

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 Peter Compare to fill the vacancy as Class 4 Member of the Wildwood Crest Planning Board; and

 

WHEREAS, this appointment will now create a vacancy in the position of Alternate No. 1 member of the 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 Peter Compare 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. 474-15

WHEREAS, a vacancy has occurred in the position of Alternate No. 1 Member of the Planning Board of the Borough of Wildwood Crest; and

 

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

 

WHEREAS, Carl H. Groon, Mayor of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, wishes to appoint FRED METTLER  to fill the vacancy in the position of Alternate No. 1 Member of the Wildwood Crest Planning Board; and

 

WHEREAS, this appointment will now create a vacancy in the position of Alternate No. 2 member of the 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 FRED METTLER be and he is hereby appointed as Alternate No. 1 member of the PLANNING BOARD of the Borough of Wildwood Crest to fill the vacancy in said position, for a two (2) year term, commencing effectively and expiring December 31, 2015.       

                             

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. 475-15

WHEREAS, a vacancy has occurred in the position of Alternate No. 2 Member of the Planning Board of the Borough of Wildwood Crest; and

 

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

 

WHEREAS, Carl H. Groon, Mayor of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, wishes to appoint JOSEPH SCHIFF  to fill the vacancy in the position of Alternate No. 2 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 JOSEPH SCHIFF be and he is hereby appointed as Alternate No. 2 member of the PLANNING BOARD of the Borough of Wildwood Crest to fill the vacancy in said position, for a two (2) year term, commencing effectively and expiring December 31, 2016.       

                             

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. 476-15

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, in the County of Cape May, New Jersey, in accordance with the provisions of P.L. 1992, Chapter 165, Section 20, paragraph c, which specifically provides for the appointment of members of the TOURISM IMPROVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE WILDWOODS, that JACK MOREY, Palm Road and the Beach, Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, be and he is hereby re-appointed from the “business” sector to membership on the TOURISM IMPROVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE WILDWOODS for a term of four (4) years; said term commencing effective August 15, 2015 and expiring August 14, 2019.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the foregoing appointment constitutes one of the three appointments the Borough of Wildwood Crest is entitled to make to the aforesaid Authority, based upon the provisions of the above referenced public law, otherwise known as the “Tourism Improvement and Development District Act.”

                             

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. 477-15

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, in the County of Cape May, New Jersey, in accordance with the provisions of P.L. 1992, Chapter 165, Section 20, paragraph c, which specifically provides for the appointment of members of the TOURISM IMPROVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE WILDWOODS, that MARY NELL L. MURPHY, 317 E. ST. LOUIS AVENUE, Wildwood Crest, New Jersey, be and she is hereby re-appointed from the “business” sector to membership on the TOURISM IMPROVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY OF THE WILDWOODS for a term of four (4) years; said term commencing effective August 15, 2015 and expiring August 14, 2019.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the foregoing appointment constitutes one of the three appointments the Borough of Wildwood Crest is entitled to make to the aforesaid Authority, based upon the provisions of the above referenced public law, otherwise known as the “Tourism Improvement and Development District Act.”       

                             

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. 478-15

WHEREAS, on July 30, 2015 , CHARLES B. FREYER , 37 East 30th St. , Bayonne, NJ 07002 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of the FREYER-MALIA WEDDING   to be held on AUGUST 6, 2015 ,  from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, on the Beach at Miami Ave ; and

                                                                                                                                                         

WHEREAS,  CHARLES B. FREYER, 37 East 30th St., Bayonne, NJ 07002, 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  CHARLES B. FREYER , 37 East 30th St., Bayonne, NJ 07002 for the purpose of the FREYER-MALIA WEDDING to be held on AUGUST 6, 2015 , from 4:00 PM to 5:00 PM, on the Beach at Miami 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. 479-15

WHEREAS, on July 31, 2015 ,  the GREATER WILDWOOD YACHT CLUB , 6510 Park Blvd. , Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of a YOUTH REGATTA   to be held on AUGUST 13, 2015 ,  from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., on Sunset Lake and Park Blvd. between Rosemary Rd. and Forget-Me-Not Rd. ; and

                                                                                                                                                         

WHEREAS, the GREATER WILDWOOD YACHT CLUB, 6510 Park Blvd., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 has supplied all documentation required under Ordinance No. 936, including the requisite Certificate of Insurance, and has further pledged to comply with all applicable rules and regulations pertaining to the conduct of said Special Event; and

 

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

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey that the Borough Clerk be and he is hereby authorized and directed to issue a Special Events Permit to the GREATER WILDWOOD YACHT CLUB , 6510 Park Blvd., Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 for the purpose of a YOUTH REGATTA to be held on AUGUST 13, 2015, from 7:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., on Sunset Lake and Park Blvd. between Rosemary Rd. and Forget-Me-Not Rd.          

                             

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 and indicated that Pacific Avenue would be a project for next winter.  The Borough Engineer indicated that the timeline for the project would be approximately 6 weeks.  Commissioner Cabrera was open to the possibility of changing Pacific Avenue, but wanted to see a concept and costs.  Commissioner Gould was not in favor of the idea, but would also like to see a rendering.  The Borough Engineer then stated that 60 feet is needed from curb to curb and parking uses 16 feet, which leaves 44 feet for traffic.  The Mayor then asked the Captain and Director of Public Safety to give their thoughts to the Administrator and the Mayor also indicated that he would introduce the idea at the upcoming Planning Board. 

 

With respect to Sunset Lake –Mitigation /Storm Damage, the entry point for kayaks was discussed and the Mayor asked the Administrator to coordinate with the Engineer for updates. 

The next topic was the Open Space Application and the Board just a passed a resolution showing support for the project.  The Mayor also indicated he would get the thoughts of Planning Board as well.  The next topic discussed was New Jersey Avenue median and telephone poles.  The Mayor indicated he would like to see a corrective plan and that an estimate was procured for the island at New Jersey and Miami Avenues.  The Borough Engineer explained the new concept and the Director of Public Safety indicated it was much safer.  The Mayor suggested that perhaps there should be no parking at the street ends and no parking in front of the seating areas.  Commissioner Cabrera suggested that perhaps bollards should be added for safety as well.  The Mayor asked the Engineer to look into this.  The topic of the telephone poles along New Jersey Avenue was then addressed.  Commissioner Cabrera indicated that correcting the island was a higher priority than moving the telephone poles and Commissioner Gould agreed.  The Mayor then indicated that perhaps the Board should look at the lighting and change a fixture instead of moving the poles, especially since two poles have no lighting.  Commissioner Cabrera stated he would look into this.  With regard to Seafarers Celebration, the Mayor indicated there was nothing to discuss and Seafarers would proceed as normal. 

 

With regard to Old Business, the first topic was Emergency Generators/School generator and the Mayor updated the Board that the Borough received a grant from the Federal Government and they were now waiting on the Borough Engineer and that project would most likely be completed in the winter of 2016-2017.  There was not much to add to the next topic of Army Corps Beach Plan (dunes) because the Board was waiting to hear from the Army Corps and now it needed to be tied into Open Space as well.  The dog park was the next topic and Commissioner Cabrera indicated that he was still waiting to hear from Lower Township.  Commissioner Cabrera commented on the fourth topic of branding by indicating that Finch would be coming up with more concepts and designs.   The Mayor addressed the fifth topic of Philip Baker monument by stating he spoke to the homeowner who requested the monument be moved and indicated that the monument would stay at its current location at this time.  Lastly, the Mayor addressed the sixth topic of Wellness Perks by stating it was something that should be discussed in the fall. 

 

The Mayor then opened the floor for public commentary.  Marie Nickerson, 8801 Bayview Drive, was interested in bonfires on the beach and provided a suggestion with regard to bringing their own implement as well as permits and a possible refund.  The Mayor then indicated that there needs to be a permit process and there are insurance issues and security issues that must be researched.  The commissioners were in agreement to not have bonfires this summer and fall.  Marie Nickerson then had a follow up question with regard to uneven surface on Hollywood Avenue and the Borough Engineer confirmed that paving will be finished in the fall.

 

Lastly, the Mayor went back to New Jersey Avenue with respect to a change order and it was determined that it can be further discussed at next meeting. 

 

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 10:01 a.m.

 

Dated: August 19, 2015

Patricia A. Feketics, Deputy Borough Clerk 

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