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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   September 7, 2016

Note:  Complete Meeting Appears on CD #19-16 on File in the Borough Clerk's Office. September 7, 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 INDICATED THERE WERE NO ORDINANCES.

 

THE CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO.  759-16

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners has met with Constance Mahon for the express purpose of formulating an employment agreement by and between the Borough of Wildwood Crest and Constance Mahon as Administrator of the Borough of Wildwood Crest; and

 

WHEREAS, the parties have reached agreement on all of the issues existing between the Borough of Wildwood Crest and Constance Mahon which were, or could have been, the subject of negotiation; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the intent of the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest to authorize the aforesaid agreement which has been negotiated by and between the parties.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape and State of New Jersey as follows:

 

1.       The allegations of the preamble hereto are incorporated herein by reference as if set forth in full.  

2.       The Commissioner of Revenue and Finance  and Borough Clerk be and they are hereby authorized, instructed, and empowered to execute the agreement on behalf of the Borough of Wildwood Crest for the period of three years, embodying all of the mutual terms, understandings and conditions involving the employment of Constance Mahon; a copy of said agreement shall be placed on file in the office of the Borough Clerk and is incorporated herein by reference as if fully set forth.

 

                3.             This Resolution shall take effect as provided by law.

 

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

Vote:          Gould – Yes          Cabrera –  No             Groon -     Yes

 

THE CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO.  760-16

WHEREAS, on July 13, 2016, the Borough of Wildwood Crest adopted Resolution No. 730-16, authorizing the Wildwood Crest Recreation Commission to execute a contract with Carli Lloyd for her appearance at a Soccer Tournament to be held at Sunrise Park on October 8, 2106; and

 

WHEREAS, the GWITDA, by letter dated February 17, 2016, agreed to reimburse the Recreation Commission a sum of ten thousand ($10,000) toward executing the contract with Carli Lloyd to attend the Cape Express Soccer weekend on Saturday, October 8, 2016;

 

WHEREAS, the Cape Express Soccer Club has decided to cancel the tournament and as a result, GWITDA is rescinding the ten thousand ($10,000) funding contribution; and

 

WHEREAS, the Borough of Wildwood Crest has not executed the contract and will no longer require the services of Carli Lloyd; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey, that the provisions of Borough of Wildwood Crest Resolution No. 730-16, duly adopted on July 13, 2016, be and are hereby rescinded in totality.

 

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.  761-16

 

RESOLUTION REFUNDING 2015-16

TAXES FOR 100% DISABLED VETERAN

 

                WHEREAS, the below listed parcel was granted a 100% Totally Disabled Veteran Exemption on January 5, 2016 and;

 

                WHEREAS, the property has been granted an exemption from taxes prorated for 18 months, and said exemption has resulted in an overpayment, 

Block /Lot
54-38

Name
William J. Blickos
130 East Forget-Me-Not Road 
100% Totally Disabled Veteran Exemption granted for
15 months (May 2015- August 2016).
Refund tax overpayment 
Amount
$4,331.28

                                       

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, State of New Jersey, the Chief Financial Officer is hereby authorized to execute said refund as soon as practicable and the Tax Collector should mark the records accordingly to reflect said refund as per the meeting on September 7, 2016.

 

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.  762-16

Change in Custodian of Petty Cash Fund

(In the Form Prescribed by the

Division of Local Government Services)

 

                WHEREAS, Robert K. Saettler, was the custodian of the Administrative Offices Petty Cash Fund, and,

 

                WHEREAS, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:5-21, the Board of Commissioners is changing custodians to Alicia Belansen, CFO or Alexa Campilango, and

 

                WHEREAS, Alicia Belansen is bonded in the amount of $1,000,000 by virtue of a surety bond.

 

                NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the Borough Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May and State of New Jersey hereby authorizes such action and the filing of two copies of this resolution with the Division of Local Government Services, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for approval.

 

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.  763-16

Change in Custodian of Petty Cash Fund

(In the Form Prescribed by the

Division of Local Government Services)

 

WHEREAS, Alfred Corchiani, was the custodian of the Police Department Petty Cash Fund, and,

 

WHEREAS, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:5-21, the Board of Commissioners is changing the custodian to Captain Joseph McGrath; and

 

WHEREAS, Captain Joseph McGrath is bonded in the amount of $50,000 by virtue of a surety bond.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the Borough Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May and State of New Jersey hereby authorize such action and the filing of two copies of this resolution with the Division of Local Government Services, New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for approval.

 

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.  764-16

Authorizing Fireworks Display at Seafarers’ Celebration

On Saturday, September 24, 2016

 

WHEREAS, the Borough of Wildwood Crest annually sponsors an event known as “Seafarers’ Celebration;” and

 

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Board of Commissioners that a fireworks display be incorporated as a finale to the 2016 Seafarers’ Celebration on September 24, 2016; and

 

WHEREAS, it is the desire of the Board of Commissioners to set forth policies and procedures for the implementation of said fireworks display;

 

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.       A fireworks display be and the same is hereby authorized as a finale to the Seafarers’ Celebration on Saturday, September 24, 2016, commencing approximately 9:00 p.m.

2.       The fireworks exhibitor shall comply with any and all State of New Jersey Fire Code Regulations as apply to fireworks displays, as well as all Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund requirements.

3.       The fireworks exhibitor shall supply the Borough of Wildwood Crest with a Certificate of Liability Insurance in an amount not less than $1,000,000, naming the Borough of Wildwood Crest as an additional insured.

4.       The fireworks exhibitor shall execute an Indemnification and Hold Harmless Agreement on behalf of the Borough of Wildwood Crest.

5.       The Borough of Wildwood Crest Recreation Supervisor, or his designee, shall coordinate the display, with the Borough Fire Official and the Fireworks Exhibitor, to the extent necessary to insure compliance with the foregoing, as well as any other required safeguards as provided by the Borough Fire Official to fully protect the public health, safety and welfare.

6.       The Commissioner of Public Works and Facilities is hereby authorized to execute a contract with Schaefer Pyrotechnics, Inc. in the not to exceed amount of $7,000.00.

 

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.  765-16

WHEREAS, on September 2, 2016 , THE MOREY ORGANIZATION d/b/a MOREY'S PIERS , 3501 Boardwalk , Wildwood, NJ 08260 , applied for a Special Events Permit for the purpose of the "DOGGIE DASH" 5K & 1 MILER   to be held on SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 ,  from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on the BEACH from CRESSE AVE to CARDINAL AVE ; and

                                                                                                                                                         

WHEREAS,  THE MOREY ORGANIZATION d/b/a MOREY'S PIERS, 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260, has supplied all documentation required under Ordinance No. 936, including the requisite Certificate of Insurance, and has further pledged to comply with all applicable rules and regulations pertaining to the conduct of said Special Event; and

 

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

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, County of Cape May, New Jersey that the Borough Clerk be and she is hereby authorized and directed to issue a Special Events Permit to  THE MOREY ORGANIZATION d/b/a MOREY'S PIERS , 3501 Boardwalk, Wildwood, NJ 08260 for the purpose of the "DOGGIE DASH" 5K & 1 MILER to be held on SEPTEMBER 10, 2016 , from 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM on the BEACH from CRESSE AVE to CARDINAL AVE.

 

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 indicated there were no correspondences to address.

 

The Mayor opened to floor for public commentary.  There were no comments from the public.

 

The Mayor then opened New Business with discussing Ordinances that need to be reviewed.  He indicated that a list would be circulated and asked the governing body to review them so they can be discussed at the next meeting.  He also wanted them to make a decision regarding smoking on the beaches and public facilities.  Next, the Mayor indicated that the poles in the Crest need to be cleaned, sanded and painted and perhaps getting new street signs would also need to be addressed.    Lastly, the Mayor discussed the Permit with the DEP and indicated a map was provided by our engineer which reinforces what was placed in the permit application.  Commissioner Cabrera would like to discuss campfires on the beach as well.  The commissioners reviewed the letter from the engineer and agreed to discuss the application at the next meeting. 

 

Commissioner Gould reminded everyone of the September 11th ceremony and that it would take place at 5:30 pm at Miami and the Bay. 

 

Commissioner Cabrera indicated that two different styles of mats were left in place during the recent storm to see how they would hold up.  Both mats did poorly and Commissioner Cabrera indicated that the best way to go would be to invest in more wood and they would need funding. 

 

The Mayor then indicated that the Army Corps was on our beaches and surveyed over the summer and they are moving forward with developing plans.  The “dune” was still proposed to be east of existing dune and the application for the permit ties in with the Army Corps and open space. 

 

Commissioner Gould indicated that the she read October 4th was the bid date for the state’s dune project. 

 

The Mayor indicated there were no developments for OLD business to discuss. 

 

The Mayor then opened the floor once again to see if there were any questions for new or old business. 

 

Hearing nothing further from the public, Mr. Groon motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera that the meeting be adjourned.  The time was 9:50 a.m.

 

Dated: September 21, 2016

Patricia A. Feketics, Borough Clerk

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