07 Apr Borough Meeting Highlights 04-03-2019
Dear West Wildwood neighbors,
West Wildwood borough held its 4th meeting of 2019 on Wednesday, April 3rd at 3PM and was attended by approximately 25 taxpayers. The Mayor and both Commissioners were in attendance and provided reports on their respective departments (copy attached to this newsletter). Highlights of the meeting included:
- Town-wide yard sale is 6/1 with rain date of 6/2. Bulk trash pickup will be 6/3.
- Furloughs have been lifted effective 4/1. The office will still be closed on Fridays and employees will go to four 9 hour days per week. No overtime will be paid because not over 40 hours.
- There will be no change to Borough meeting dates and times now that the furlough has been lifted. The reasoning is that the Borough offices are still closed on Fridays.
- The budget will be introduced at the May meeting with expectations for approval at June the meeting.
- ADA Ramps – Release of funds was completed. Plans will be sent to DCA for a constructability review.
- Master Plan – No changes other than housekeeping issues. The planning board subcommittee should complete their duties within 6 to 8 weeks.
- Sewer caps – Approximately one half of the homeowners have completed necessary repairs. Public Works employees are working with remaining homeowners to comply with necessary repairs.
- Living Shoreline Project – Met on 3/26/19 with officials from the DEP & Tidelands. They appear to be interested in funding the West Wildwood project. A Tidelands application will be submitted to DEP soon.
- The JIF appeal on the Ferentz lawsuit has not been scheduled for oral arguments yet
- The Mawhinney mediation has been tentatively scheduled for June. The Public can attend. We will ask again at next meeting for a firm date and time.
- Mr. Karavan stated the governing body has no desire to pass a resolution as it relates to nepotism.
- Public comment included discussion of the dismissed Palombaro lawsuit, School tax, phone system upgrades, and question if Chief Ferentz had a Brady letter issued. Commissioner Golden was not aware of any Brady letter and will have an answer next month.
We encourage you to watch the video of the monthly meetings to fully understand the discussions. Our website will go live shortly and have a link to view the meetings, however, in the meantime, just click or paste this link to view the April meeting.
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