Borough Meeting Highlights 06-04-2021

Borough Meeting Highlights 06-04-2021

Dear West Wildwood Neighbors,

The sixth monthly borough meeting of 2021 was held on Friday, June 4th at 7:00 pm via Zoom and approximately 15 individuals attended. Mayor Ksiazek, Commissioners Banning and Segrest, Municipal Clerk Donna Frederick, Deputy Clerk Carl O’Hala and Solicitor Lyons were present.
The Clerk indicated the DEP issued permits for the legalization of bulkhead for the marina at 221 P Avenue and the development of 4 single family homes with driveways, pools & public access walkways on 26th Street.
The second reading of a bond ordinance #592(2021) for capital improvements and a refunding bond ordinance #593(2021) for the funding of the remaining portion of the Ferentz litigation judgment balance were open for public comments. Commissioner Segrest gave a comprehensive review of the capital improvements planned (these improvements can be viewed in our highlights from the Borough on May 7, 2021). A question was asked about the ‘refunding’ bond for the Ferentz judgment and the solicitor indicated that a ‘refunding’ bond is for an existing obligation and not for some future expense. He indicated it should be on the Local Finance Board’s agenda for July 14, 2021.
A new ordinance #594 (2021) was introduced regarding prohibiting smoking in public places. The second reading for this ordinance will be at the July 2, 2021 Borough meeting. The public is welcome to comment on this ordinance then.
In total, nine resolutions were read mostly relating to housekeeping issues. There were four resolutions read as late agenda items. Resolution 2021-084 and 2021-085 were regarding the hiring of two full-time police officers. They will be sworn in at the July 2 meeting which will be in-person in Borough Hall. Please try to attend and welcome our new officers to the island.
The commissioners provided department reports which will be available on the borough website. The mayor did not have a prepared report and he will ‘double up’ at the July meeting.
The annual 4th of July parade has gotten the green light! Registration numbers and decorations for the kids can be picked up in Borough Hall starting June 21.
Public comments included the following:
• The mayor provided an update on The Living Shoreline project. When the project was initially started, the engineering report portion of the project was estimated to be about $100,000. Payments were made totaling approximately 90% when the project was halted because of a right-of-way issue. The unfinished engineering report will cost an additional ‘small balance’ of $10,000 to complete, not $50,000-$60,000 as previously reported at last month’s meeting.
• Solicitor Lyons confirmed there are no new litigation issues involving the Borough.
• There is no update regarding the ethics violations with the Office of Administrative Law.

Due to technical difficulties, the audio from the meeting is not available this month.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the 4th of July parade!

The CTWWW Advisory Council

Trish Sinnott – President
Mary Anne Welsh – Secretary
Jim Bannan – Director
Susan Czwalina – Treasurer
Vacant – Vice President
Vacant – Director
Vacant – Director
Vacant – Director

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