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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   May 11, 2016

Note:  Complete Meeting Appears on CD #10-16 on File in the Borough Clerk's Office. May 11, 2016
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 4, 2015.

 

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

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1237

           

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 79-32, SCHEDULE I, NO PARKING, AND SECTION 79-32.1, SCHEDULE 1-A, PARKING RESTRICTED AT ALL TIMES, AND SECTION 79-33, SCHEDULE II, NO PARKING CERTAIN HOURS, SECTION 79-35, SCHEDULE IV, TIME LIMIT PARKING

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1237 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Vote:          Gould - Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1238

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 47, PARKING METERS, SECTION 47-2, ZONES ESTABLISHED; DELETING SECTION 47-3, ADDITIONAL ZONES ESTABLISHED; AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING SECTION 47-8.1, PARKING METER CHARGE; AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING SECTION 47-13, VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES; AND AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 47, SECTION 47-1 THROUGH 47-8.1 TO RENUMBER SECTIONS OF CHAPTER 47 DUE TO THE ELIMINATION OF SECTION 47-3, OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, AND AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 232 ADOPTED JUNE 23, 1958; ORDINANCE NO. 704 ADOPTED AUGUST 9, 1989; ORDINANCE NO. 1048 ADOPTED NOVEMBER 26, 2007, ORDINANCE NO. 1059 ADOPTED MARCH 19, 2008, ORDINANCE NO. 1069 ADOPTED FEBRUARY 25, 2009, ORDINANCE NO. 1008 ADOPTED MAY 3, 2006, ORDINANCE NO. 1136 ADOPTED JANUARY 25, 2012, ORDINANCE NO. 1167 ADOPTED MAY 8, 2013, ORDINANCE NO. 1181 ADOPTED DECEMBER 11, 2013, AND ORDINANCE NO. 1224 ADOPTED OCTOBER 21, 2015

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1238 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Vote:          Gould - Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1239

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER 46, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES, OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST, COUNTY OF CAPE MAY AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY, TO ADD ARTICLE IV, MUNICIPAL ADMINISTRATOR, AND REPEALING ORDINANCE NO. 1202 JANUARY 7, 2015

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that Ordinance No. 1239 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Vote:          Gould - Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE ONLY:

ORDINANCE NO. 1240

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. 1240 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on Wednesday, May 25, 2016 at 7:00 p.m.

Vote:          Gould - Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 685-16

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest awarded a contract, via Resolution No. 593-16, adopted January 6, 2016, to Hatch Mott MacDonald, to provide coastal engineering services, at the not to exceed sum of $9,500.00; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest to increase the amount of the contract by $20,500 for Engineering Services in conjunction with the Shared Services Agreement for Beach Sand Harvesting dated March 15, 2016; and

 

WHEREAS, said Shared Services Agreement stipulates the City of North Wildwood will bear the cost of engineering, surveying, and inspecting the beach, upon the submission of detailed billing both from in-house professionals as well as reimbursement to the Borough of Wildwood Crest for any outside professionals (e.g., Stockton Coastal Research Center) upon the presentment of said invoices for prompt payment; 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, as follows:

 

                1.             That the allegations of the preamble hereto are incorporated herein as if fully set forth.

 

                2.             That the terms and conditions of the contract between the Borough of Wildwood Crest and Hatch Mott MacDonald, authorized by Resolution No. 593-16 adopted January 6, 2016 shall remain in full force and effect, with the sole exception that the amount of the contract shall be increased to a sum not to exceed $30,000 all of which is contingent upon certification below from the Chief Financial Officer as to the availability of funds.

 

                3.             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.

 

WHEREAS, the CFO has certified the availability of funds as evidenced below by her signature,

 

Account Number(s)                           Amount                                            Signature

________________                    ________________          _______________________________

 

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

Vote:          Gould - Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 686-16

WHEREAS, Coastal Colors Condominium Association, paid the fire prevention annual multi-group registration fee in the amount of $2,450.00 on January 26, 2016 for registration of the property located at 7701 Atlantic Ave. located in the Borough of Wildwood Crest; and

 

WHEREAS, Coastal Colors Condominium Association, has requested a partial refund of the registration fee paid in the amount of $560.00 due to the fact that they paid for sixteen units that are no longer a part of their Condominium Association; and

 

WHEREAS, Coastal Colors Condominium Association had previously notified the Fire Prevention Bureau of same, however, the registration invoice included the sixteen units in error.

 

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 herby authorized and directed to cause a refund in the amount of $560.00 to be made to Coastal Colors Condominium Association, 7701 Atlantic Ave. Wildwood Crest, NJ 08260 for the reasons more fully set forth above.

 

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

Vote:          Gould - Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 687-16

WHEREAS, the Borough of Wildwood Crest adopted Ordinance No. 195 on March 13, 1956, which established mercantile fees; and

 

WHEREAS, the Borough of Wildwood Crest adopted Ordinance No. 1064 on November 24, 2008, which allowed fees to be charged for hotels, motels, apartments, rooming houses, separately assessed tourism lodging, etc; and

 

WHEREAS, the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division, recently ruled that New Jersey municipalities do not have the power to adopt annual licensing schemes and charge annual licensing fees to residential apartment operators; and

 

WHEREAS, the BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS has determined to refund year round mercantile fees in compliance with recent court decisions that prohibit this fee.

 

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 be and is hereby authorized and directed to procedurally issue a refund to those listed in Appendix A.

 

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

Vote:          Gould - Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 688-16

WHEREAS, the Commissioner of Public Safety desires to appoint two (2) Class I Police Officers for the Borough of Wildwood Crest; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Commissioner of Public Safety to appoint Yamalette Colon and Cristyn Edwards as Class I 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 Yamelette Colon and Cristyn Edwards as Class I 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 Yamalette Colon and Cristyn Edwards as Class I 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 READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 689-16

WHEREAS, on April 28, 2016, MARIE ASHMORE,  272 Sunnybrook Drive, Saylorsburg, PA, 18353, applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of the SMITH/HOLSOPPLE WEDDING   to be held on JUNE 3, 2016 ,  from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, on the HEATHER ROAD BEACH PIER; and

                                                                                                                                                         

WHEREAS,  MARIE ASHMORE, 272 Sunnybrook Drive, Saylorsburg, PA, 18353, 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 MARIE ASHMORE, 272 Sunnybrook Drive, Saylorsburg, PA, 18353 for the purpose of the SMITH/HOLSOPPLE  WEDDING to be held on JUNE 3, 2016 , from 4:00 PM to 8:00 PM, on the HEATHER ROAD BEACH PIER.

 

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

Vote:          Gould - Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 690-16

WHEREAS, on May 2, 2016 , GLEN BAKER , 32 Dorian Rd , Boonton, NJ 07005 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of the BAKER-KAISER WEDDING   to be held on JUNE 25, 2016 ,  from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, on the SWEET-BRIAR RD BEACH ; and

                                                                                                                                                         

WHEREAS,  GLEN BAKER, 32 Dorian Rd, Boonton, NJ 07005, 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  GLEN BAKER , 32 Dorian Rd, Boonton, NJ 07005 for the purpose of the BAKER-KAISER WEDDING to be held on JUNE 25, 2016, from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM, on the SWEET-BRIAR RD BEACH.

 

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

Vote:          Gould - Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 691-16

 

WHEREAS, on April 29, 2016 , THE MOREY ORGANIZATION , 3501 Boardwalk , Wildwood, NJ 08260 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of the ARZAN-RIVERA WEDDING   to be held on MAY 14, 2016 ,  from 4:30 PM TO 5:00 PM, on the CROCUS RD BEACH ; 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 ARZAN-RIVERA WEDDING to be held on MAY 14, 2016, from 4:30 PM TO 5:00 PM, on the CROCUS RD BEACH.

 

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

Vote:          Gould - Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 692-16

WHEREAS, on April 25, 2016 , WALTER SYZONENKO - LYS SPORTS ACADEMY/USCAK , 63 Wilkeshire Blvd , Randolph, NJ 07869 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of a VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT   to be held on AUGUST 26, 2016 , (rain date August 26, 2016) ,  from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, on the ASTER RD - CROCUS RD BEACH in front of the PAN AMERICAN HOTEL ; and

                                                                                                                                                         

WHEREAS,  WALTER SYZONENKO - LYS SPORTS ACADEMY/USCAK, 63 Wilkeshire Blvd, Randolph, NJ 07869, 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  WALTER SYZONENKO - LYS SPORTS ACADEMY/USCAK , 63 Wilkeshire Blvd, Randolph, NJ 07869 for the purpose of a VOLLEYBALL TOURNAMENT to be held on AUGUST 26, 2016 , (rain date August 26, 2016), from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, on the ASTER RD - CROCUS RD BEACH in front of the PAN AMERICAN HOTEL.

 

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

Vote:          Gould - Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

THE CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 693-16

WHEREAS, on April 25, 2016 , JOSE A. DOMINICCI , 915 Middlebury Rd , Kent, OH 44240 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of the DOMINICCI-DOMINICI WEDDING   to be held on JUNE 10, 2016 ,  from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, on the ORCHID RD BEACH ; and

                                                                                                                                                         

WHEREAS,  JOSE A. DOMINICCI, 915 Middlebury Rd, Kent, OH 44240, 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  JOSE A. DOMINICCI , 915 Middlebury Rd, Kent, OH 44240 for the purpose of the DOMINICCI-DOMINICI WEDDING to be held on JUNE 10, 2016, from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM, on the ORCHID RD BEACH.

 

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 Governing Body authorized approval of 3 taxi cab licenses to Checker Cab Co. for Calendar Year 2016 in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 73 of the Code of the Borough of Wildwood Crest

Vote:          Gould - Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

There were no correspondences for the Governing Body to issue a response.

 

 

 

The Mayor then opened the floor for public commentary. 

 

Mr. Robert White, 459 Shunpike Road, inquired about the remaining taxi cab license and thanked the Governing Body for their efforts.

 

Ms. Carbone, 7903 New Jersey Avenue, voiced her opposition to the newly erected island and parking spaces located across from her home.  She and several neighbors compiled a list of questions for the Governing Body.  The Mayor indicated he would take the questions and a response would be sent shortly.  He further indicated the Borough has complied with all regulations with the state and that the request for new assessment on her home has been sent to the Assessor.    

 

Anthony Nazzario, 9206 New Jersey Avenue, inquired about Resolution No. 10 on the agenda and what is was concerning.  The Mayor indicated it is a Resolution to go into Closed Session with regard to potential litigation with work done at Crest Pier.

 

John Grandizio, 9404 New Jersey Avenue, voiced his discontentment with the portable potty at the entrance to the playground at Washington Avenue.  He felt it was an eyesore and that he has seen dogs in the playground and that the safety of the children is compromised.  Commissioner Cabrera indicated that this was a temporary fix and that the children needed a place to go to the bathroom.  He further stated that the portable potty had to be accessible to the truck that services it.  Mayor Groon added that enforcing the usage of the portable potty is difficult and that staffing would have to be addressed and perhaps a sign should be put up. 

 

John Keane, 9402 New Jersey Avenue, also voiced discontent with the portable potty at Washington Avenue near the playground.  He also said the islands have not slowed down traffic at all.  Lastly, he would like to see projects closed out.  The Mayor indicated that there issues with New Jersey Avenue that they will address after the summer; however, he considers New Jersey Avenue to be a huge success.  The project enabled the Borough to replace two aging substations and it provided water and new lines to the entire southern end of the community without a tax increase. 

 

John Grandizio, 9404 New Jersey Avenue, suggested a sign be put up at the park for trespassing after dark.  Commissioner Cabrera indicated that all parks have problems and they would try to address. 

 

After no further comments from the public, the Mayor opened the discussion with New Business and the Nesbitt Center.  Commissioner Gould suggested that Tourism moved to the Conservatory portion of the old library for the summer since the Nesbitt Center is in need of serious repairs.  Commissioner Cabrera indicated it needed work and they should fix and keep tourism where it is.  Mayor Groon indicated that if they keep the building, it needs a mission.  He pointed out that he was reluctant to invest in it until they decide what the mission is and detailed three options: tear the building down, invest in it and use for storage, or fix it and lease out.  The Administrator pointed out that funding for the Nesbitt Center was possible if the governing body came to a consensus.  The Commissioners agreed to move the Tourism Department to the Solarium portion of the old library for the summer season. 

 

The Mayor indicated that with regard to the Generator topic, they were hoping to alter a prior grant and to have further development in July.  There were no developments with Sunset Lake or the Army Corps Beach plan.  Lastly, Commissioner Cabrera indicated that the Dog Park meeting is on May 21, 2016 at 9:00 a.m.

 

The Mayor opened the floor once for commentary relating to “new” and “old” business.  Jackie Blanda, 103 W. Newark Avenue, gave the commissioners a presentation packet.  She indicated that she was strongly against having a dog park at the current proposed location near Public Works.  Ms. Blanda indicated that the proposed area could be another park with trees and picnic tables and the close proximity to the playground.  In fact, she pointed out that she was in possession of two petitions: one against the dogpark; the other for a tranquil park.  She asked the Governing Body to read the entire packet of materials she presented and to reconsider.  She cited the area was not big enough, it should have several gates, how to know if animals are vaccinated, and how to know if dogs are socialized among other points.   Commissioner Cabrera indicated that nothing was set.  The idea of a meeting was to gather and hear how people felt about it.  He indicated that when people came to the Commission Meeting asking for one, and pointed out that he had the responsibility to explore the option.  The Mayor indicated that enforcement of the area would also be an issue.  He also pointed out that the Governing Body tries to work together and support one another. 

 

Anthony Nazzario, 9206 New Jersey Avenue, indicated the proposed area was less than 1/3 of an acre and the proposal does not have the physical capabilities.  Commissioner Cabrera indicated the engineer laid out the plan.

 

John Grandizio, 9404 New Jersey Avenue, also wanted to know if dogs were using the soccer field, why it wasn’t corrected.  The Mayor again indicated that enforcing it has always been an issue.  Mr. Grandizio cited several reasons why the dog park should be reconsidered.

 

After no further commentary from the public,

 

THE CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO. 694-16

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

 

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

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest has determined that ONE (1) issue is permitted by N.J.S.A. 10:4-12(b) to be discussed without the public in attendance to be discussed during the Executive or Closed Session to be held on Wednesday, May 11, 2016 at 9:30 a.m.; and

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

_____1__             “(7) Any pending or anticipated litigation or contract negotiation in which the public body is or may become a party. Any matters falling within the attorney-client privilege, to the extent that confidentiality is required in order for the attorney to exercise his ethical duties as a lawyer.” The parties to and docket numbers of each item of litigation and/or the parties to each contract discussed are ______________________________________________

and the nature of the discussion, described as specifically as possible without undermining the need for confidentiality is Potential Litigation for Crest Pier.

 

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

 

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

 

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

 

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

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

 

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

 

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

Vote:          Gould - Cabrera – Groon – Yes

 

After returning from Closed Session, the floor was open.  Hearing nothing from the public, Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera that the meeting be adjourned.  All were in favor.  The time was 12:05 p.m.

 

 

Dated: May 25, 2016

Patricia A. Feketics, Borough Clerk                                                                                                                                                  

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