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CAUCUS MEETING JULY 7, 2009 7:00 P.M. Members Present: Present were Mayor William Henfey, President of Council Patrick Rosenello, Councilpersons Robert McCullion, Edwin Koehler, Joseph Duncan, Kellyann Tolomeo, Richard Ogen and Robert Maschio. Also present were City Administrator Raymond Townsend, Solicitor William Kaufmann and Engineer Ralph Petrella. RESOLUTION: #145-09 RE: Closed Meeting – Litigation and Contracts The above resolution was offered by Duncan, seconded by Koehler, the roll being called, all voting in the affirmative, the President of Council declared the resolution duly adopted. On a motion by Duncan, seconded by Koehler, that Council now return to open session. Carried. 6:48 PM ADMINISTRATOR TOWNSEND stated that Carolyn Mee in the Public Works Department will now be handling non-emergency press releases for the City. The Public Works appointment on the agenda is actually moving a part-time employee to full-time to replace a retiree. MAYOR HENFEY stated that there are 4 vacancies in the City that are not being replaced. ADMINISTRATOR TOWNSEND stated that Resolution #2 is for rejecting bids for the Boardwalk Public Address System. Resolution #4 is for the City to join a Health Insurance Fund, though the Resolution authorizes being part of an initial study and the actual agreement to join would be contingent upon approval by Mayor and Council after review of the terms of membership. Resolution #5 is for a Municipal Court filing system with the purchase price above the $29,000 bid threshold. Resolution #10 is being pulled from the agenda because the City Clerk’s Office has not yet received the Tax Clearance Certificate for the Moose Lodge from the State Division of Taxation. Resolution #11 is for rejecting bids for a Green Machine 636 Sweeper. Ordinance #1564 is the 2nd reading of the NJEIT Bond Ordinance, which puts the City in position to receive funds if they become available. Stimulus funds may be in the form of a grant or a low-interest loan for various City projects. MAYOR HENFEY stated that the project involving USDA Phase III is in a similar situation—if the money does not come on terms acceptable to the City, then the City will reject the funds. COUNCILMAN MASCHIO asked about the liquor license held by Tony’s Café. ADMINISTRATOR TOWNSEND stated that the license would either be pocketed or evaporate. SOLICITOR KAUFMANN stated that the Division of Taxation can auction off the license to pay any debt owed to the State. MAYOR HENFEY stated that Solicitor Kaufmann is working on an ordinance to regulate temporary parking lots during festivals. This will require those running the lots to obtain mercantile licenses and gives the City more control. Henfey asked if anyone could accompany him to a County Census Committee meeting on July 14 with Maschio responding yes. Henfey asked that the Electric Company payment be removed from the voucher list because they have not repaired the burnt out street lights in the City. Henfey asked Solicitor Kaufmann if money paid for a mercantile license can be refunded for a business on the boardwalk. CAUCUS MEETING JULY 7, 2009 SOLICITOR KAUFMANN responded that if the business never opened this year if may be permissible but if the business opened for any length of time and than closed it would not be a wise precedent to set. On a motion by Koehler, seconded by Duncan, that caucus now be adjourned for a five- minute break before the regular meeting begins. Carried. 7:05 PM REGULAR MEETING JULY 7, 2009 7:00 P.M. A regular meeting of the North Wildwood City Council was held on the morning of the above date in the City Hall. The President of Council stated, “The meeting is now open. Adequate notice of this meeting has been provided by posting a copy of the notice of the time and place of this meeting on the City Clerk’s bulletin board and by mailing a copy of the same to The Herald, The Press and Wildwood Leader on January 7, 2009.” ROLL CALL: Present were Mayor William Henfey, President of Council Patrick Rosenello, Councilpersons Robert McCullion, Edwin Koehler, Joseph Duncan, Robert Maschio, Richard Ogen and Kellyann Tolomeo. Also present were City Administrator Raymond Townsend, Solicitor William Kaufmann and Engineer Ralph Petrella. MINUTES: On a motion by Koehler, seconded by Tolomeo, that the minutes of the regular meeting of June 16, 2009 be approved as read. Carried. COMMUNICATIONS: NJ TRANSIT RE: Notice of Public Hearing, July 29, 2009 On a motion by Ogen, seconded by Duncan, that the above correspondence be received and filed. Carried. SPECIAL EVENT RE: Hereford Inlet Lighthouse Craft Show July 11-12, 2009 On a motion by Duncan, seconded by Maschio, that the above special events application be approved. Carried. SPECIAL EVENT RE: New Jersey State BBQ Championship & Blues Festival, July 10-12, 2009 On a motion by Duncan, seconded by Maschio, that the above special events application be approved. Carried. SPECIAL EVENT RE: North Wildwood Antique Auto Show July 18, 2009 On a motion by Duncan, seconded by Maschio, that the above special events application be approved. Carried. SPECIAL EVENT RE: Greater Wildwoods Christmas in July July 18, 2009 On a motion by Duncan, seconded by Maschio, that the above special events application be approved. Carried. REGULAR MEETING JULY 7, 2009 SPECIAL EVENT RE: Sandblast Beach Run, July 25, 2009 On a motion by Duncan, seconded by Maschio, that the above special events application be approved. Carried. SPECIAL EVENT RE: Eastern Surfing Association, SJ District Contest, August 1 & 8, 2009 On a motion by Duncan, seconded by Maschio, that the above special events application be approved. Carried. SPECIAL EVENT RE: Law Enforcement Survivors 5K Run/1-Mile Walk, July 18, 2009 On a motion by Duncan, seconded by Maschio, that the above special events application be approved. Carried. MAYOR’S COMMUNICATIONS: Mayor Henfey stated that he received a letter from a City resident who expressed appreciation to the Police and Fire Departments for their quick and respectful assistance after a 911 call. Henfey also stated that the AOH has made a $3,500 donation to the Recreation Department for Youth Programs. Chief Matteucci of the Police Department has received a $4,000 grant for public education regarding pedestrian crosswalks. There will be an August 18 kickoff to educate the public regarding the right of way of pedestrians, with the State starting the program here with no cost to the City. APPOINTMENTS: Public Works Dept: Rose Holliday Permanent Full-Time-Laborer 7/7/09 On a motion by Duncan, seconded by Tolomeo, the above appointment be confirmed. Roll called by the Deputy City Clerk with all voting in favor. Carried. Recreation Dept: Kaitlyn Livoy Seasonal/Recreation Aide 7/7/09 Michelle Rucci Seasonal/Recreation Aide 7/7/09 On a motion by Duncan, seconded by Koehler, the above appointments be confirmed. Carried. RESOLUTIONS: #146-09 RE: Authorizing Submission Of An Application To The New Jersey Enterprise Zone Authority For The Fiscal Year 2009-2010 The above resolution was offered by Duncan, seconded by Koehler, the roll being called, all voting in the affirmative, the President of Council declared the resolution duly adopted. #147-09 RE: Rejecting All Bids Received For Installation Of A Boardwalk Public Sound System The above resolution was offered by Duncan, seconded by Tolomeo, the roll being called, all voting in the affirmative, the President of Council declared the resolution duly adopted. REGULAR MEETING JULY 7, 2009 #148-09 RE: Renewal Of Membership In The Atlantic County Municipal Joint Insurance Fund The above resolution was offered by Ogen, seconded by McCullion, the roll being called, all voting in the affirmative, the President of Council declared the resolution duly adopted. #149-09 RE: Agreeing To Join Other Local Units Of Government To Form A Joint Health Insurance Fund The above resolution was offered by Duncan, seconded by McCullion, the roll being called, all voting in the affirmative, the President of Council declared the resolution duly adopted. #150-09 RE: Authorizing Purchase Of Lektriever Series 2000 Filing System For Use By Municipal Court Above The Bid Threshold Amount Under State Contract #A63767 The above resolution was offered by Duncan, seconded by Koehler, the roll being called, all voting in the affirmative, the President of Council declared the resolution duly adopted. #151-09 RE: Approval To Submit A Grant Application And Execute A Grant Agreement With The New Jersey Department Of Transportation For The Project Of Reconstruction Of Chestnut Avenue Between New York And Olde New Jersey Avenues The above resolution was offered by Koehler, seconded by Maschio, the roll being called, all voting in the affirmative, the President of Council declared the resolution duly adopted. #152-09 RE: Renewal Of Alcoholic Beverage License, State Assigned License #0507-32-009-005, Issued To Morrow’s Café, Inc. T/A Woody’s Place The above resolution was offered by Koehler, seconded by Duncan, the roll being called, all voting in the affirmative, the President of Council declared the resolution duly adopted. #153-09 RE: Issuance Of Amusement Game Licenses The above resolution was offered by Duncan, seconded by Tolomeo, the roll being called, all voting in the affirmative, the President of Council declared the resolution duly adopted. #154-09 RE: Refund For Overpayment Of Real Estate Taxes The above resolution was offered by Maschio, seconded by Duncan, the roll being called, all voting in the affirmative, the President of Council declared the resolution duly adopted. REGULAR MEETING JULY 7, 2009 #155-09 RE: Rejecting All Bids For Furnishing Of Green Machine 636HS, Or Approved Equal The above resolution was offered by Duncan, seconded by McCullion, the roll being called, all voting in the affirmative, the President of Council declared the resolution duly adopted. ORDINANCES: ORDINANCE NO. 1564 - On a motion by Duncan, seconded by Maschio, that Ordinance No. 1564 be placed on its second reading. Carried. The Clerk read Ordinance No. 1564 by its title, as required by Law, known as “Bond Ordinance Providing For Various Improvements To The Sanitary And Storm Sewers In And By The City Of North Wildwood, In The County Of Cape May, New Jersey, Appropriating $5,250,000 Therefor And Authorizing The Issuance Of $5,250,000 Bonds Or Notes Of The City To Finance Part Of The Cost Thereof.“ This Ordinance has been published according to Law, posted on the City Clerk’s bulletin board with copies available in the City Clerk’s Office on request. The President of Council stated this was the time and place to hold a public hearing on Ordinance No. 1564 and asked if anyone present had any objections to the passage of this Ordinance. JIM KOCH, 1301 Surf Avenue, asked for an explanation of this ordinance. Administrator Townsend explained that there is a possibility of obtaining $5,250,000 through the New Jersey Environmental Infrastructure Trust and part of that money could be a grant with the other part being a loan at a very low interest rate. The City must adopt this ordinance in order to be eligible to receive this money. This is Stimulus money that may be available to the City if projects are ready. The City will still have the right to reject the funds if the terms are not good for the City. Koch stated that he is opposed to this ordinance as it will be more debt and higher taxes for the City. With more debts the City will soon be bankrupt. HARRY GALE, 307 E. 25th Avenue, asked how much this will cost the City, with Townsend providing an explanation. The President of Council then asked the Deputy City Clerk if he had received any objections in writing, the Deputy City Clerk stated none, the President of Council declared the hearing closed. On a motion by Duncan, seconded by Koehler, that Ordinance No. 1564 be passed on its second reading and published according to Law, the roll being called, all voting in the affirmative, the President of Council declared Ordinance No. 1564 duly adopted. ORDINANCE NO. 1565 - On a motion by Koehler, seconded by Ogen, that Ordinance No. 1565 be placed on its first reading. Carried. The Clerk read Ordinance No. 1565 by its title, known as “An Ordinance Amending §§276-63, 276-64, 276-65 And 276-66 Of The Code Of The City Of North Wildwood And The Checklists That Accompany Those Sections Of The Code Of The City Of North Wildwood“. ADMINSTRATOR TOWNSEND stated that some minor wording needs to be added to this ordinance, allowing the format of the plans and plats to be delivered not only on CD ROM but any other digital format that would be acceptable to the City. On a motion by Duncan, seconded by Koehler, that Ordinance No. 1565 be passed as amended on its first reading and published according to Law, the Clerk called the roll, all voting in the affirmative, the President of Council declared Ordinance No. 1565 passed as amended on its first reading. REGULAR MEETING JULY 7, 2009 FINANCE/VOUCHER LIST: On a motion by McCullion, seconded by Koehler, authorizing payment of all approved vouchers, with the exception of the Electric Company. Carried. As per Resolution #09-09, all bills listed below be paid and warrants drawn by the proper officers for the stated amounts. Check Check # Date Vendor Amount Paid 24335 7/7/2009 A SWITCH IN ART $218.95 24336 7/7/2009 ATLANTIC CTY MUNICIPAL JIF $178,288.00 24337 7/7/2009 AT&T $330.98 24338 7/7/2009 AT&T $112.74 24339 7/7/2009 THOMAS AMENHAUSER $82.50 24340 7/7/2009 AVAYA FINANCIAL SERVICES $533.60 24341 7/7/2009 ADVANCED WIRELESS TECHNOLOGY $12.74 24342 7/7/2009 AVAYA FINANCIAL SERVICES $1,694.23 24343 7/7/2009 AVAYA $115.04 24344 7/7/2009 AVAYA INC $1,895.13 24345 7/7/2009 ATLANTIC CAPE COMM. COLLEGE $349.00 24346 7/7/2009 ABLE OFFICE PRODUCTS $49.90 24347 7/7/2009 AIR LAND AND SEA $900.00 24348 7/7/2009 A SAFE KEEPING $447.92 24349 7/7/2009 AUTOMATED WASTE EQUIP.CO.,INC $12,630.00 24350 7/7/2009 AMERICAN TRAFFIC SAFETY SERV. $69.50 24351 7/7/2009 ACCURATE FORMS & SUPPLIES $47.00 24352 7/7/2009 GERALD A. BARRETT, INC. $533.80 24353 7/7/2009 V.H. BLACKINTON & CO., INC. $170.30 24354 7/7/2009 BILLOWS ELECTRIC SUPPLY $2,066.75 24355 7/7/2009 FRANK BASILE $130.00 24356 7/7/2009 BEACON GRAPHIC SYSTEMS $2,893.12 24357 7/7/2009 BEV'S STUDIO, INC. $130.00 24358 7/7/2009 BRIGHT SIDE PUBLISHING $27.00 24359 7/7/2009 BUD CONCRETE INC $158,412.29 24360 7/7/2009 DIVERSIFIED DISTRIBUTORS, INC. $525.00 24361 7/7/2009 BELLA TERRA PUBLISHING, LLC $144.13 24362 7/7/2009 COURT HOUSE OFFICE SUPPLIES $2,007.57 24363 7/7/2009 H B CHRISTMAN & SON $1,303.06 24364 7/7/2009 CAPE POWER EQUIPMENT, INC $972.78 24365 7/7/2009 CAPRIONI PORTABLE TOILETS $394.00 24366 7/7/2009 FRANK CERVINO $140.00 24367 7/7/2009 CAFIERO AND BALLIETTE $13,067.70 24368 7/7/2009 COASTAL LANDSCAPING $3,272.15 24369 7/7/2009 CREST SAVINGS BANK $750.00 24370 7/7/2009 CAPE MAY COUNTY CLERK $1,507.84 24371 7/7/2009 CAPE LUMBER,FENCE & STONE CO. $260.53 24372 7/7/2009 BRIAN CUNNIFF $217.50 24373 7/7/2009 COMCAST $395.00 24374 7/7/2009 COMCAST $160.30 24375 7/7/2009 CAROLYN COLLIER $125.00 24376 7/7/2009 ATLANTIC CITY ELECTRIC $21,373.04 24377 7/7/2009 COMCAST $75.09 24378 7/7/2009 CREATIVE ENTERTAINMENT $4,000.00 24379 7/7/2009 COLONIAL ELECTRIC SUPPLY $897.31 24380 7/7/2009 CIT $622.85 24381 7/7/2009 CRUZAN'S FREIGHT $883.45 24382 7/7/2009 DALEY'S PIT $190.00 24383 7/7/2009 THOMAS DE FELICE $65.00 24384 7/7/2009 DELTA DENTAL PLAN OF NJ $8,647.76 24385 7/7/2009 DISCOUNT HYDRAULICS CORP. $268.99 24386 7/7/2009 MARTIN DERER $90.00 24387 7/7/2009 SNIP $25.99 24388 7/7/2009 DELL COMPUTER CORP. $767.60 24389 7/7/2009 DE LAGE LANDEN FINANCIAL SERV $1,955.30 24390 7/7/2009 DINARDO COPY & PRINTING SVC $414.00 24391 7/7/2009 DEVO & ASSOCIATES $127,962.00 24392 7/7/2009 EAST COAST FLAG & FLAGPOLE,INC $200.00 24393 7/7/2009 EASTERN FIRE EQUIPMENT SERV. $136.69 24394 7/7/2009 ERGO IN DEMAND $165.90 24395 7/7/2009 FUTURE MINING & RECYCLING, INC $142.16 24396 7/7/2009 FORD SCOTT & ASSOC., L.L.C. $6,000.00 24397 7/7/2009 FEDEX $90.70 24398 7/7/2009 CAPTAIN MATTHEW GALLAGHER $93.15 24399 7/7/2009 GRAINGER INDUSTRIES $325.40 24400 7/7/2009 GROVE SUPPLY, INC. $1,558.86 24401 7/7/2009 GENERAL HIGHWAY PRODUCTS $44,488.00 24402 7/7/2009 GREATER WILDWOOD MUNICIPAL $50.00 24403 7/7/2009 JESSE GARRON PRODUCTIONS $2,500.00 24404 7/7/2009 DEBRA GLAZER $75.00 24405 7/7/2009 JANET HARKINS $388.98 24406 7/7/2009 CAPE MAY COUNTY HERALD $444.58 24407 7/7/2009 HOME DEPOT CREDIT SERVICES $781.21 24408 7/7/2009 THE HARDWARE STORE $150.59 24409 7/7/2009 LIGHTHOUSE MARKETING LTD $455.66 24410 7/7/2009 HORIZON BLUE CROSS BLUE SHIELD $146,806.46 24411 7/7/2009 THE HANSON ORGANIZATION, PC $1,500.00 24412 7/7/2009 JOSHUA MARCUS GROUP $298.00 24413 7/7/2009 W SCOTT JETT $8.00 24414 7/7/2009 J.BYRNE AGENCY $935.00 24415 7/7/2009 LAWMEN SUPPLY CO. OF NJ $110.00 24416 7/7/2009 LEADER PRINTERS $130.08 24417 7/7/2009 LAWSON PRODUCTS $138.81 24418 7/7/2009 LOWE'S BUSINESS ACCOUNT $650.44 24419 7/7/2009 MATTHEW BENDER & CO INC $90.30 24420 7/7/2009 LINDA L LACOMBE $108.00 24421 7/7/2009 MITCHELL WELDING & IRON WORKS $1,275.00 24422 7/7/2009 STEPHEN MURRAY $60.00 24423 7/7/2009 MATCO TOOLS $98.47 24424 7/7/2009 MID-ATLANTIC CTR FOR THE ARTS $940.00 24425 7/7/2009 MICHELLE METTLER $125.00 24426 7/7/2009 MARLBORO FARM MARKET & GARDEN $277.64 24427 7/7/2009 EDWARD MAGAN $97.50 24428 7/7/2009 BETTY MUGNIER $202.65 24429 7/7/2009 ROBERT MATTEUCCI $128.86 24430 7/7/2009 ROBERT MATTHEWS $32.50 24431 7/7/2009 DOLLY MC GEE $100.00 24432 7/7/2009 MAIN STAGE HARMONY $1,800.00 24433 7/7/2009 MOBILE MINI, INC. $3,735.00 24434 7/7/2009 M.J.J. CONSTRUCTION, LLC $204,536.00 24435 7/7/2009 MID STATE EQUIPMENT CO., INC $28,900.00 24436 7/7/2009 NORTH WILDWOOD MEDICAL ASSOC. $330.00 24437 7/7/2009 NORTHERN TOOL & EQUIPMENT CO. $1,724.97 24438 7/7/2009 NORLAB, INC. $204.60 24439 7/7/2009 NJ DIV OF ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE $75.00 NORTH WILDWOOD BD OF 24440 7/7/2009 EDUCATION $400.00 24441 7/7/2009 NJ EZ PASS (REG. MONTHLY PMTS) $200.00 24442 7/7/2009 NATHAN VAN EMBDEN $1,555.50 24443 7/7/2009 NATURE'S DESIGN PHOTOGRAPHY $177.13 24444 7/7/2009 ONE CALL SYSTEM $92.00 24445 7/7/2009 OFFICE DEPOT $661.87 24446 7/7/2009 THE PRESS $600.64 24447 7/7/2009 PARAMOUNT SANITARY CHEMICAL CO $315.00 24448 7/7/2009 PIER "47" MARINA $728.90 24449 7/7/2009 PEDRONI FUEL COMPANY $11,625.25 24450 7/7/2009 PARAMOUNT AIR SERVICE $3,500.00 24451 7/7/2009 PURCHASE POWER $10,075.00 24452 7/7/2009 PAUL'S PEST CONTROL $700.00 24453 7/7/2009 PERSONAL BEST $345.60 24454 7/7/2009 PARA PLUS INTERPRETER $180.40 24455 7/7/2009 PERNA FINNEGAN, INC $332,548.61 24456 7/7/2009 PIPELINE PLASTICS, INC. $653.44 24457 7/7/2009 JOSEPH QUATTRONE $1,450.00 24458 7/7/2009 REEL FIRE PROTECTION, INC. $1,670.30 24459 7/7/2009 V.E. RALPH & SON, INC. $119.70 24460 7/7/2009 RAWDEN'S OFFICE SERVICE LLC $46.91 24461 7/7/2009 REMINGTON,VERNICK & WALBERG $45,746.25 24462 7/7/2009 JOHN RIDDLE $75.00 24463 7/7/2009 RI TEC INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS $1,097.00 24464 7/7/2009 SEASHORE SUPPLY OF WILDWOOD $63.00 24465 7/7/2009 SIRCHIE FINGER PRINT LABS, INC $54.69 24466 7/7/2009 SANDPIPER MONOGRAMMING, INC. $1,705.10 24467 7/7/2009 SOUTH JERSEY GAS CO $1,589.65 24468 7/7/2009 STAGLIANO & DeWEESE, PA. $802.50 24469 7/7/2009 STAPLES $371.08 24470 7/7/2009 SKILL PATH SEMINARS $39.00 24471 7/7/2009 SEALAKE PRODUCTS LLC $153.00 24472 7/7/2009 STEWART BUSINESS SYSTEMS LLC $477.60 24473 7/7/2009 KIMBERLY STOCKS $80.00 24474 7/7/2009 SHROP'S SHOP $471.58 24475 7/7/2009 SOUTH JERSEY BOBCAT $20.22 24476 7/7/2009 SINCLAIR MATERIAL HANDLING INC $50,076.63 24477 7/7/2009 DOROTHY STEWART $125.00 24478 7/7/2009 TREASURER, STATE OF NJ $310.00 24479 7/7/2009 TRI COUNTY BUILDING SUPPLIES $144.40 24480 7/7/2009 MAUREEN THALL $54.60 24481 7/7/2009 TRIAD ASSOCIATES $650.00 24482 7/7/2009 VINCENT J. TROMBETTA $195.00 24483 7/7/2009 THYSSEN KRUPP ELEVATOR CO. $286.23 24484 7/7/2009 THOMAS POLLARD DESIGN $66.00 24485 7/7/2009 TRI-COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL $800.00 24486 7/7/2009 TRI-CITY PRODUCTS $2,736.44 24487 7/7/2009 CHRISTINA TAGLIALATELA $100.00 24488 7/7/2009 TRAFFIC SAFETY SERVICE $5,444.25 24489 7/7/2009 TREASURER, STATE OF NEW JERSEY $325.00 24490 7/7/2009 U.S. MUNICIPAL SUPPLY, INC. $2,094.00 24491 7/7/2009 UEZ - 2ND GENERATION FUNDS $13,046.50 24492 7/7/2009 VAN NOTE-HARVEY ASSOCIATES $57,929.68 24493 7/7/2009 VERIZON WIRELESS $610.37 24494 7/7/2009 VERIZON $2,456.91 24495 7/7/2009 VERIZON CABS $377.09 24496 7/7/2009 WEST PAYMENT CENTER $258.40 24497 7/7/2009 WESTERN PEST CONTROL $247.50 24498 7/7/2009 TED KINGSTON, INC. $2,521.52 24499 7/7/2009 WILDWOOD BOARD OF EDUCATION $25.00 24500 7/7/2009 WASTE MANAGEMENT $5,135.42 24501 7/7/2009 WINDY ACRES $12,809.10 24502 7/7/2009 WB MASON CO INC $27.29 24503 7/7/2009 FRED WUESTNER $45.94 24504 7/7/2009 RICHARD WOODS $869.20 24505 7/7/2009 ZEP PRODUCTS $231.76 COUNCIL: COUNCILMAN DUNCAN stated that the 4th of July weekend was very crowded, with parking problems throughout the City, which technically is a good sign for the City. COUNCILMAN McCULLION stated that the summer concerts start this week, on Thursday and Saturday nights, and the Antique Auto Show will be held on July 18. COUNCILMAN KOEHLER thanked all City Departments for their hard work over the July 4th weekend. REGULAR MEETING JULY 7, 2009 PRESIDENT OF COUNCIL ROSENELLO stated that he was saddened by the unfortunate drowning of 2 people swimming after hours on our beaches last week, and commended all involved in the rescue and search efforts. The Beach Patrol, Police and Fire Departments of North Wildwood and Wildwood, the State Police and the US Coast Guard provided assistance. The 2 bodies were recovered which can at least bring closure for the family. Swimming after the lifeguards leave is very dangerous. MAYOR HENFEY agreed with Council Koehler that all departments did a great job over the July 4th weekend. Henfey stated that the BBQ Festival is this weekend, along with the Lighthouse Craft Show, and the Miss North Wildwood Contest, the Antique Car Show and the Boat Parade are all coming up in the next few weeks. PUBLIC: TOM McCARRY, 110 W. 7th Avenue, stated that there are 13 million telephones in New Jersey, which adds up to $150 million per year. Some of this money goes to support 1st responders, some goes to providing security at State Buildings, and the rest seems to be a slush fund for the State. The candidates should discuss this before Election Day. McCarry stated that he noted that the restaurant at 5th and the Bay is open and anticipates that the owner will not pay his taxes on August 1. EVERETT MCCORKELL, 410 E. 13th Avenue, asked when the traffic light would be in place at 13th & Surf Avenues, with Public Works Superintendent Wozunk stating that it has been ordered and we are waiting for parts. It should be in place before school starts. McCorkell asked about boards on the beach like the ones at 8th & 9th Avenues. President of Council Rosenello stated that after the beach replenishment project there will be walkways at all the dune crossovers. McCorkell stated that he has heard of people getting tickets at the 15th Avenue parking lot when their meters have not expired yet. DAVE COSTELLO, 762 W. Pine Avenue, asked if the City could use the $60,000 rebate from the MUA to provide recycling containers for residents. Mayor Henfey replied that stickers are available in the City Clerk’s Office, and with 7,700 line items on the tax rolls in would not be feasible for the City to do so. Some of the rebate goes to salaries, some to the general fund. Public Works Superintendent Wozunk explained that a portion goes to supporting the Recycling Center. Costello asked if the 700 block of West Pine is slated for reconstruction anytime soon, with Mayor Henfey replying that the block is on the list, the application to USDA has been submitted and the City is waiting at this time to see if funding will be available. HARRY GALE, 307 E. 25th Avenue, asked if the City has a Qualified Purchasing Agent, with the answer being yes, Ross Versaggi, City CFO. Gale asked about for information about the game license approved in Resolution #8. Gale stated that crosswalk should have signs, as they are dangerous for people crossing in the summer months. It is a state law for drivers to stop but many out-of-state drivers are not aware of our state laws. Gale asked if the City’s COAH application has been approved. Administrator Townsend replied that the City’s COAH application was submitted on time and the City Planner is responding to the State’s questions. Mayor Henfey added that by submitting the application on time the City is protected from lawsuits. President of Council Rosenello stated that the paperwork is a public record and available for review. JIM KOCH, 1301 Surf Avenue, asked how much the NJEIT bond ordinance will cost the City in the future. The City should not be borrowing more money. Mayor Henfey replied that the Stimulus money is funneled to the municipalities through NJEIT and cannot be used for projects other than those stated in the ordinance. The City does not know the percentages yet of how much will be grant money and how much will be a loan, but the City has projects that are ready to go and the ability to obtain these funds depends on the City having everything in place when it becomes available, such as the passage of this ordinance. If the terms are not good, the City will not accept the money. Administrator Townsend stated that perhaps one-half of the money could be a grant and REGULAR MEETING JULY 7, 2009 therefore forgiven, with the balance being a loan at 1%. Mayor Henfey explained that the City bought a property near the lighthouse and the County paid us back for it so that it could be preserved as Open Space. With this ordinance we have the ability to do the same thing—use money for projects and then be reimbursed. Koch replied that the City will raise taxes again, as the City already pays $500,000 in interest each year. Koch asked when the new street signs will be finished on the east side, with Harry Wozunk explaining that it is a filler project when crews have time and not much will be done with the signs during the summer months. Koch asked who pays taxes on a condominium development in which all the units have not been sold. Solicitor Kaufmann explained that the owner of each unit, which in that case would still be the developer, is responsible for tax payments. Koch asked that outhouses during festivals been equipped with hand sanitizer or handy-wipes to provide more sanitary conditions. Wozunk replied that this costs extra, but will try to obtain more information. JOHN OSTROWSKI, Chestnut & Delaware Avenues, stated that the intersection at his property is very dangerous and would like to see a 4-way stop or a traffic light there. Engineer Petrella stated that a traffic count would be needed there to study the situation. Councilman Duncan asked if the number of accidents at one intersection would be taken in to account, with Petrella responding that accidents or heavy volume of traffic could warrant a stop sign or a traffic light. ADJOURNMENT: On a motion by Duncan, seconded by Tolomeo, that there being no further business before Council, we do now adjourn. Carried. 8:07 P.M. APPROVED: _________________________________ William J. Henfey - Mayor ATTEST: _____________________________________ W. Scott Jett - Deputy City Clerk This is a generalization of the meeting of July 7, 2009 and not a verbatim transcript.
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