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Minutes of Commissioners Meeting   -   October 18, 2017

Note:  Complete Meeting Appears on CD #24-17 on File in the Borough Clerk's Office. October 18, 2017
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 5:30 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 e-mailing and same to the Gazette-Leader, Herald of Cape May County and The Press on December 1, 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 READS THE FOLLOWING ORDINANCE BY TITLE:

ORDINANCE NO. 1260

AN ORDINANCE REPEALING AND REPLACING SECTION 6; WHICH PROVIDED

FOR PHASE II TOURISM FUNDING TO THE GREATER WILDWOODS

TOURISM IMPROVEMENT AND DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY AND

AMENDING ORDINANCE NO. 1141, ADOPTED ON MARCH 7, 2012;

ORDINANCE NO. 773 ADOPTED APRIL 14, 1993;

ORDINANCE NO. 801, ADOPTED ON JUNE 5, 1995;

ORDINANCE NO. 842, ADOPTED JUNE 9, 1998;

ORDINANCE NO. 922, ADOPTED DECEMBER 2, 2002; AND

ORDINANCE NO. 957, ADOPTED ON APRIL 21, 2004

 

Mr. Cabrera motions, Mrs. Gould seconds that Ordinance No. 1260 be passed on first reading, advertised according to law, be brought up for second and final reading and public hearing on November 1, 2017 at 9:30 a.m.

Vote:          Gould - Cabrera - Groon   – Yes         

 

THE CLERK READS THE FOLLOWING RESOLUTION BY TITLE:

RESOLUTION NO.  1046-17

Authorizing Exercise of Option for One Year Renewal of Contract to

Trinity Code Inspections, L.L.C. for

Building, Electric, Plumbing and Fire Subcode On-Site Inspection

And Plan Review

 

WHEREAS, the City of North Wildwood, as lead municipality for the City of North Wildwood and the Borough of Wildwood Crest, entered into a Shared Services Agreement to enter into a contract with Trinity Code Inspections, LLC under the terms of which Trinity Code Inspections, LLC would serve as a plan review agency with sub-code officials under the State Uniform Code Act, N.J.S.A. 52:27D-119, et seq., for North Wildwood (via Resolution No. 206-15 on October 6, 2015 and Wildwood Crest (via Resolution No. 518-15 on October 21, 2015); and

 

WHEREAS, both municipalities authorized a one-year extension of the contract with Trinity Code Inspections, LLC in 2016; North Wildwood via Resolution No. 204-16 on October 18, 2016 and Wildwood Crest via Resolution No. 780-16 on October 19, 2016; and

 

WHEREAS, said one-year extension of the contract with Trinity Code Inspection, LLC is scheduled to expire on December 31, 2017; and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to its terms and conditions, the contract may be extended for another one-year term (2018); and

 

WHEREAS, the Mayors of North Wildwood and Wildwood Crest have recommended that the contract be extended for one year, with such extension expiring on December 31, 2018; and

 

WHEREAS, the Governing Body deems it to be in the best interests of the Borough of Wildwood Crest that the contract with Trinity Code Inspections, LLC be extended for one year, with such extension expiring on December 31, 2018.

 

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

 

                2.             On behalf of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, with North Wildwood as the lead municipality, that the Mayor and Borough Clerk be and they are hereby authorized to exercise the one year renewal option on the contract with Trinity Code Inspections, LLC.

 

                3.             This Resolution only shall be effective upon adoption of a similar resolution by the Council of North Wildwood concurring in the exercise of the one-year renewal of the contract with Trinity Code Inspections, LLC.

 

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.  1047-17

EXERCISING OPTION TO EXTEND FOR ONE-YEAR SHARED SERVICES AGREEMENT

WITH THE BOROUGH OF WILDWOOD CREST FOR MUNICIPAL CONSTRUCTION OFFICIAL

 

WHEREAS, by Resolution #468-15, adopted August 5, 2015, the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest authorized the Mayor and Borough Clerk to enter into a Shared Services Agreement with the City of North Wildwood for a Municipal Construction Official; and

 

WHEREAS, the aforementioned Agreement will expire on December 31, 2016; and

 

WHEREAS, the aforementioned Agreement provides for extensions from year-to-year by mutual agreement and resolution of both municipalities, with the last renewal to expire no later than December 31, 2021; and

 

WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners now deems it to be in the best interests of the Borough of Wildwood Crest to exercise another one-year extension to expire on December 31, 2018.

 

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 repeated and incorporated herein by this reference thereto as though the same were set forth at length.

 

2) By this Resolution, the Borough of Wildwood Crest hereby does exercise a one-year extension in the aforementioned Agreement.

 

4) The Mayor and Borough Clerk be and they are hereby authorized to execute any and all documents pertaining to said extension for a Municipal Construction Official for a term beginning on January 1, 2018 and terminating December 31, 2018.

 

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.  1048-17

EXERCISING OPTION TO EXTEND FOR ONE-YEAR SHARED SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH THE CITY OF NORTH WILDWOOD FOR MUNICIPAL COURT ADMINISTRATOR

 

WHEREAS, by Resolution #565-15, adopted December 28, 2015, the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest authorized the Mayor and Borough Clerk to enter into a Shared Services Agreement with the City of North Wildwood for a Municipal Court Administrator; and

 

WHEREAS, the aforementioned Agreement will expire on December 31, 2016; and

 

WHEREAS, the aforementioned Agreement provides for extensions from year-to-year by mutual agreement and resolution of both municipalities, with the last renewal to expire no later than December 31, 2018; and

 

WHEREAS, by Resolution No. 790-16, adopted on October 19, 2016, the Governing Body authorized a one-year contract extension which will expire on December 31, 2017; and

 

WHEREAS, the Governing Body now deems it to be in the best interests of the Borough of Wildwood Crest to exercise a final one-year extension which will expire on December 31, 2018.

 

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 repeated and incorporated herein by this reference thereto as though the same were set forth at length.

 

2) By this Resolution, the Borough of Wildwood Crest hereby does exercise a one-year extension in the aforementioned Agreement.

 

4) The Mayor and Borough Clerk be and they are hereby authorized to execute any and all documents pertaining to said extension for a Municipal Court Administrator for a term beginning on January 1, 2018 and terminating December 31, 2018.

 

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.  1049-17

BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest, in the County of Cape May, New Jersey, that TRICK OR TREAT be and the same shall be observed in the Borough of Wildwood Crest on TUESDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2017 BETWEEN THE HOURS OF 5:00 P.M. AND 7:00 P.M.

 

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.  1050-17

WHEREAS, Chapter 56 of the Borough Code established the Recreation Commission in the Borough of Wildwood Crest and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Section 56-3, Powers and Duties; Fees , the Recreation Commission has the power to charge and collect reasonable fees, rents or other charges for admission to or use or enjoyment of the borough swimming pool; provided, however, that such fees, rents or other charges shall be subject to the prior approval of the Board of Commissioners, and,

                WHEREAS, the Cape May County Police Academy requested the use of the Joseph Von Savage Pool for training purposes and having the fees waived on October 26, 2017 and November 30, 2017; and,

                WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners have agreed to waive the fees for the use of the Joseph Von Savage Pool on the above days.

                NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Commissioners of the Borough of Wildwood Crest as follows;

1.       The Recreation Commission is hereby authorized and directed to waive the fee for the use of the Von Savage Pool on October 26, 2017 and November 30, 2017 for the Cape May County Police Academy.

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  

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that all reports from the Chief Financial Officer, Court Administrator, Tax Collector, and the Chief of Police for the month ending September 30, 2017 be approved as presented.

Vote:           Gould - Cabrera - Groon   – Yes  

 

Mrs. Gould motioned, seconded by Mr. Cabrera, that all minutes from regularly scheduled commission meetings of September 20th and October 4th, 2017 be approved as presented.

Vote:          Gould - Cabrera - Groon   – Yes  

 

PRESENTATION:

 

1)  Corbin Menz-Gentzow spoke to the Governing Body and members of the public about his Eagle Scout project, which is taking place at Crest Memorial School.  He is rebuilding the flagpole and garden sections of the school and his project is entitled “Run for Fallen.”  He was hoping to have CMS graduates as well as Veterans to buy pavers to go around the flagpole and each will be engraved.  Veterans can also have their branch of service engraved. 

 

2) Mr. Ralph Cooper gave a presentation on Sustainable Jersey and the importance of “being green.”  He pointed out that there are currently 440 statewide Green Teams comprised of municipal staff and community volunteers.  He added that Green Teams generally meet 4-5 times per year in an advisory capacity and have several partnerships from Nature Conservancy and to Rutgers County Extension Office.  There is a local community impact by way of workshops, water conservation and the like.   Mr. Cooper reiterated that the Green Team is strictly advisory and can only make recommendations to the Mayor and then Governing Body.  Commissioner Cabrera inquired about the benefits of having a Green Team and Mr. Cooper said it was a “brand” to apply for grants and an indicator that you are following best practices.  When asked if there were any negatives to the Green Team, Mr. Cooper indicated it was hard to get people engaged and get volunteers.

 

Administrator’s Report:

 

October 18, 2017

 

SJ GAS Projects

South Jersey Gas Grid 1 project repaving has commenced. The contractor is working on schedule. The remaining schedule is weather permitting and is as follows:

           

            E Denver         100 Block                               10/16

W Toledo        100                                          10/16

E Toledo         200 Block                               10/16

E St. Paul        200 Block                                10/16

E Monterey     100 & 200 Block                    10/23

E Miami          200 Block                                10/23

Pacific             Nashville to Syracuse              10/23

 

Kayak Launch/ Sunset Lake Shoreline Stabilization

The ADA Accessible Kayak Launch and Viewing/fishing Platform plans for Sunset Lake have been approved and we are ready to proceed to final design.  Construction of these two amenities is expected in the spring of 2018 to coincide with the shoreline stabilization project.   Permit applications have been applied for.  The Army Corps has issued their permit for this project.

 

Beach/ Dune Project

The report presented by Mott Mac Donald at the October 4th meeting has been forwarded to NJDEP Coastal Engineering to be shared with the US Army Corps project designer and project manager.

 

Storm Drainage

Engineer Marc DeBlasio is continuing to catalog information.  His inspections of bulkheads and storm drains is complete with a report forthcoming.

 

Rio Grande Avenue Gateway Improvement Project

As promised, County Engineer, Dale Foster has supplied us with a copy of the plans for the Rio Grande Ave Gateway Improvement Project.  They are currently being circulated among the governing body and will be available in my office.  They are also posted on the County website along with a brief video presentation.

 

ENGINEER’S REPORT:

 

October 18, 2017

 

Grant Applications

1.      FY2018 NJDOT Local Aid

Ř  New Jersey Department of Transportation’s (NJDOT) notified all municipalities that applications are being accepted for the FY2018 State Aid programs. The NJDOT is accepting applications for four (4) categories and they are:  Municipal Aid, Transit Village, Bikeways, and Safe Streets to Transit.

Ř  The Borough selected to submit the reconstruction of Newark Avenue-Phase 2.  The application was submitted by the October 6, 2017 deadline.

 

2.       FY2018 NJDCA Small Cities Application

Ř  New Jersey Department of Community Affairs (NJDCA) notified all municipalities that applications are being accepted for the FY2018 State Aid programs.

Ř  The Borough has selected to submit for ADA improvements at various beach street end access points.  The application was submitted for the September 15, 2017 deadline.

 

Capital Projects

1.      Pacific Avenue and Rosemary Avenue Manhole Rehabilitation

Ř  The contractor has indicated that this work will be done the first week of November.

General

1.      Bulkhead & Storm Sewer Outfall Inspection

Ř  All beach and bayside bulkheads have been inspected.

Ř  The storm sewer outfall inspections are on-going.

Ř  The report is currently being compiled and it is anticipated to be completed by November 15th.

 

2.       Rosemary Avenue Utility Pole Installation (Street Opening)

Ř  We met with Atlantic City Electric (ACE) on September 12th to voice our concerns about the timing of the removal abandoned utility poles that were being left as part of street opening application.

Ř  As part of this review process, ACE has agreed to remove the existing utility pole and guy wire from Veterans Memorial Park.

 

Public Commentary: The Mayor opened the floor for public commentary.  Nancy Pietropaoli, 6002 Seaview Avenue had concerns over the handicapped parking on the street ends. 

The Administrator confirmed that there will be ample parking at every street end as well as improvements to benches and flat surfaces.  The Mayor asked Captain Lloyd of the Police Department to give a brief explanation on the law for handicapped parking and the Captain obliged.  The Mayor and Administrator both reiterated that there will be 5 ADA beach accesses and those streets were chosen specifically because they are two way streets. 

 

Hearing nothing further from the public, the Mayor opened new business.

 

New Business:  There was no new business to discuss.

 

Old Business:  The Mayor indicated that the Administrator previously discussed the beach project and sunset lake.  The Administrator also added that with regard to the Kayak launch, there is now a plan in place that addressed the previous design flaw.  There is a plan for a floating dock configuration with lighting and benches and everything was ADA compliant. 

 

After opening the floor once more, and 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 6:07 p.m.

 

Dated: November 21, 2017

Patricia A. Feketics, Borough Clerk 

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