Minutes of Commissioners Meeting - August 30, 2005
Prior to the opening of the special meeting, Mr. Groon led those present in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag.
The special meeting of the Board of Commissioners, Borough of Wildwood Crest, Cape May County, New Jersey, was held in the Municipal Court Room at 3:00 p.m. On roll call the following answered to their names:
Gould - Cabrera – Groon – Yes
Mr. Groon read the following statement: In compliance with the Open Public Meeting Act, Chapter 231, P.L. 1975, the notice requirements have been satisfied as to the time, place and date of holding said meeting by posting notice on the bulletin board in the Borough Hall and by mailing and facsimile transmitting same to the Gazette-Leader and The Press on August 26, 2005 at 10:30 a.m.
Mr. Groon next announced the one-way in and the one-way out method of ingress and egress in case of emergency.
The Clerk announced that the purpose for holding this special meeting and the only item for which discussion and final action is permitted is the following resolution.
THE CLERK READ THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE ONLY:
RESOLUTION NO. 90-05
(Authorizing adoption of an emergency appropriation in the amount of
$30,000 to fund breaks to the sanitary sewer system)
Prior to motion and vote, the Chief Financial Officer reported that the CY 2005 Municipal Budget appropriated $36,000 for emergency sewer breaks. He indicated that for the past several years there had been $30,000 appropriated and in CY 2004 the Borough spent the entire appropriated amount. He added that all but approximately $400 of that $36,000 has been spent. He has been advised by the Superintendent of Public Works and the Borough Engineer that there are two more breaks and with the increased construction activity, the Superintendent believes there will be many more breaks. It was his estimate that the CY 2006 budget will require approximately $50,000 to $60,000 for this line item.
Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon, that the foregoing Resolution be adopted.
Mr. Cabrera reminded the Board of Commissioners that the Borough has been replacing nine to twelve blocks of streets, including reconstruction of the sewer systems, for the past few years. At some point, all of the streets will be done. He added that at some point the public will have to be reminded that the infrastructure has been neglected for many years and if there is a tax increase in the future, it will most likely be for these types of issues.
There being no further comments, Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Groon, that the meeting be adjourned.
Dated: September 28, 2005
Kevin M. Yecco, Borough Clerk