Questions to Borough Leaders 02-27-2019

Questions to Borough Leaders 02-27-2019

February 27, 2019
To: Christopher J. Fox
Commissioner, Public Works and Sewer Utility
Scott W. Golden
Commissioner, Public Affairs and Safety
Cornelius J. Maxwell
Commissioner, Revenue and Finance
Marcus H. Karavan, Borough Solicitor
William G. Blaney, Borough Labor Counsel
From: Advisory Council of Concerned Taxpayers of West Wildwood
Re: Wednesday, March 6, 2019 Borough Meeting Agenda Items


1. Was the advertisement regarding the ADA ramps posted for 2019? We were told the week ending
02/01/19 – 1st advertisement would run for 20 days (bringing it to 02/21/19), then the 2nd
advertisement for an additional 25 days (bringing it to 03/18/19).
After the advertisements were done, the plans were to go to the DEP for review, and then go out for
bid. No shortcuts or grant money can be lost. Was paperwork submitted with that application and if
so, are the plans already completed?
2. Please provide an update on the sewer system inflow and intrusion mitigation efforts. Have the
homeowners taken action to do the repairs? How are repairs reported? Have additional problems
been identified?
3. What is the current status of the 2019 budget development? What are the driving unknown items that
are slowing the process? Is there an increase in the school tax in 2019? Is there an increase in the
Cape May County tax in 2019? Will furlough be lifted?

4. JIF appeal status – has it been scheduled for oral argument?
5. At the last meeting Mr. Karavan agreed to let us know about requirements of JIF in relation to the
Fire Department.
6. At the last meeting Mr. Karavan agreed to look looking at the Nepotism ordinance being passed as it
relates to family members and friends.
7. At the last meeting Commissioner Maxwell agreed to provide explanation of the $77,000 in ‘trustother’ on financial report last month.
8. There was a recent article in the Herald regarding the “Rain Tax”. Has there been any discussions
on the impact to West Wildwood storm sewer system (design and cost)? Also are there expected
county costs that would be allocated to West Wildwood taxpayers?
9. Please provide an update on the living shoreline project. It appears that the land that would be used
for the project is
privately owned. Does the Borough have a plan to acquire that property? If not
are there requirements levied on the owners that prohibit making any future changes that would
affect the project’s outcome?
10.Why was Police Chief Ferentz absent from the Wildwoods Police Chiefs Meeting?