Minutes of Work Session - October 19, 2016
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 4:00 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 SPECIAL MEETING by posting notice on the bulletin board in the Borough Hall and by E-mailing and same to the Gazette-Leader, Herald of Cape May County and The Press on October 13, 2016.
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 THAT THE PURPOSE OF THE MEETING WAS A WORK SESSION FOR FACILITY CONDITION ASSESSMENTS FOR THE FORMER LIBRARY BUILDING, LIFEGUARD HEADQUARTERS AND THE NESBITT CENTER – TO INCLUDE OTHER BOROUGH FACILITIES
The Clerk also noted that no other business, discussion, or public comments will be permitted at this time, except specifically with respect to the item listed above, due to the limitations imposed on this meeting by the notice authorizing same pursuant to the full provisions of the open public meetings act.
Discussions ensued regarding the above mentioned facilities. Mr. Robert Fritz of Mott MacDonald (engineering firm for the Borough) gave a detailed breakdown of costs associated with each building. With regard to the old library, Commissioner Cabrera indicated he would meet with both the architect (Lorentz) and Mr. Fritz and hopefully have a presentation on how the library would look with Lorentz’s three different proposals. With regard to the Nesbitt Center, the Mayor indicated it could be used retail, storage, tear it down or some other municipal purpose. With regard to the Lifeguard Headquarters, there were mixed opinions on what to do with it.
The floor was opened for public commentary. Dennis Travascio, 112 E. Louisville Avenue, asked if the Tourism and Historical Society could go back to the Crest Pier. Commissioner Cabrera indicated that essentially the Historical Society is no longer, but the Borough still has plenty of historical items and that Crest Pier really needs the storage space. Mr. Travascio then asked about the traffic level for both Tourism and Historical and if it warranted spending that much on the old library.
Hearing nothing further from the public, Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera that the meeting be adjourned. All were in favor. The time was 5:20 p.m.
Dated: November 30, 2016
Patricia A. Feketics, Borough Clerk