Borough cancels regular meeting, Mayor Frederick remains in hospital

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Borough cancels regular meeting, Mayor Frederick remains in hospital Borough cancels regular meeting, Mayor Frederick remains in hospital

WEST WILDWOOD — The regularly scheduled borough commissioners meeting was cancelled Aug. 5 due to a lack of quorum.

Commissioner Gerard McNamara said he wasn’t able to attend last week’s meeting because of personal reasons but said he hopes to make up for that absence by scheduling a meeting before the end of the month.

However, McNamara said that it would be him and Commissioner Scott Golden at the commissioner’s table until the mayor recovers.

Mayor Herbert “Chuck” Frederick is still hospitalized at Cooper University Medical Center in Camden following a falling from a ladder on July 18.

“He’s still in the hospital, but every day he’s improving,” McNamara said.

According to police, Frederick, 61, was working outdoors at his Venice Avenue home when he fell from a ladder and hit his head.

He was reportedly alone at the time of the injury and went inside the house but didn’t call for help.

Police said sister became concerned after not hearing from him for over a day and went to the house to check on him.

Frederick’s sister called for medical help and a Wildwood ambulance crew treated Frederick at the scene. He was taken to Cooper Hospital where he was treated for a head wound and listed as in critical but stable condition. His condition was recently upgraded to serious.

McNamara said he Frederick is not only a colleague, but also a friend.

“As a friend I want to respect his family’s wishes to privacy,” he noted.

He said that many residents in the borough have inquired about Frederick’s health and have even asked if they could visit.

However, McNamara said the best show of support would be to allow Frederick to continue to heal with the privacy of his family.


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