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AGENDA
HUNTERDON COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS

Freeholder's Meeting Room, Victorian Plaza
One East Main Street, Flemington, New Jersey 08822
Tuesday, March 14, 2000 - 3:00 pm

I. CONVENE:

"This meeting is being held in accordance with the provisions of the Open Public Meetings Act. Adequate notice has been given by posting throughout the year a copy of the notice on Bulletin Boards on the First and Second Floor of the County Administration Building, Victorian Plaza, One East Main Street, Flemington, New Jersey, a public place reserved for such announcements. A copy was mailed on or before January 05, 2000, to the Hunterdon County Democrat, Lambertville Beacon, the Express, Courier News, Trenton Times, Hunterdon Review and Star Ledger, newspapers designated to receive such notices and by filing a copy with the Hunterdon County Clerk.”

PRESENT: Freeholder Director Marcia A. Karrow; Freeholder Deputy Director George D. Muller; Freeholder Frank J. Fuzo; Freeholder George B. Melick; County Administrator; Cynthia J. Yard; Clerk of the Board; Denise B. Doolan and County Counsel Gaetano M. DeSapio

ABSENT: Freeholder Paul C. Sauerland, Jr.

EXECUTIVE SESSIONS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING OPEN SESSION UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. National Multiple Sclerosis Society, Requesting permission to hold their 12th Annual MS Walk in Hunterdon County, beginning at the Reading-Fleming School with registration at 9 am and the five mile walk will begin at 10 am. The MS Society is seeking applications from the Borough of Flemington, as well.

IV. CONSENT AGENDA

All matters listed under the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine by the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Hunterdon and will be enacted by one motion in the form listed below. There will be no separate discussion of these items. If discussion is desired, that item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and will be considered separately.

  1. Approving the executive session minutes of January 31, 2000 and the regular and executive session minutes of February 8, 2000.
  2. Approving of the payment of all claims as signed and listed on the Claims Register dated March 14, 2000, in the amount of $7,588,601.12.
  3. RESOLUTION -Daniel Wooden appointed permanent, full time Correction Officer, Corrections.
  4. RESOLUTION -Louis Vastola appointed permanent, full time Correction Officer, Corrections.
  5. RESOLUTION -William Claus appointed provisional, full time Program Development Specialist, Youth Services, Human services Department.
  6. RESOLUTION -Joshua McGann appointed provisional, full time Correction Officer, Corrections.
  7. RESOLUTION -Matthew Walker appointed provisional, full time Correction Officer, Corrections.
  8. RESOLUTION -Dayne Walz appointed provisional, full time Correction Officer, Corrections.
  9. RESOLUTION -Donna Lamonaco appointed provisional, full time Senior Clerk Transcriber, Prosecutor’s Office.
  10. RESOLUTION - Tamara Woolf appointed provisional, full time Senior Receptionist Typing, Health Department.
  11. RESOLUTION -Seth Duryea appointed provisional, full time Correction Officer, Corrections.
  12. RESOLUTION -Marian Herman appointed provisional, full time Principal Account Clerk, Human Services.
  13. RESOLUTION -Rachel Compton appointed provisional, part time Library Assistant, Library.
  14. RESOLUTION - Michael Stuber appointed temporary, part time Library Assistant, Library.
  15. RESOLUTION - Christine Hammerstone, Family Service Worker, Division of Social Services, Human Services Department, Leave of Absence without pay.
  16. RESOLUTION -John Sadusky, Public Safety Telecommunicator, Emergency Services, salary adjustment.
  17. RESOLUTION - Kristopher Mattson, Public Safety Telecommunicator, Emergency Services, salary adjustment.
  18. RESOLUTION - Barbara Metzger, Disability Services Planner, Human Services Department, change in hours.
  19. RESOLUTION - Recognizing William G. McIntyre for having served on the Shade Tree Commission, since its inception.
  20. RESOLUTION - Approving a contract for Development Rights with Raritan Township, for Block 86, Lot 1.
  21. RESOLUTION -Approving the Municipal Alliance Agreement for the North Hunterdon Cluster, with Bethlehem Township, in the amount of $23,953.31.
  22. RESOLUTION - Approving the Municipal Alliance Agreement for the Delaware Valley Cluster, with Frenchtown Borough, in the amount of $18.607.31.
  23. RESOLUTION - Approving the Municipal Alliance Agreement for the Central Hunterdon Cluster, with Delaware Township, in the amount of $31,632.31.
  24. RESOLUTION - Approving the Municipal Alliance Agreement for the Voorhees Cluster, with Lebanon Township, in the amount of $20,520.31.
  25. RESOLUTION - Approving the “2000 Budget Statement Certifications by Welfare Agency” and authorizing its submission to the State Department of Human Services.
  26. RESOLUTION - Approving Area Plan Grant, 10-013, to provide legal assistance services to seniors, in the amount of $8,650.
  27. RESOLUTION - Approving Area Plan Grant, 10-016, to provide telephone reassurance services to seniors, in the amount of $6,000.
  28. RESOLUTION - Approving Area Plan Grant, 10-024, to provide information, assistance and fitness activities, to seniors, in the amount of $10,000.
  29. RESOLUTION - Approving Area Plan Grant, 10-044, to provide seniors and disabled persons with educational presentations in northern Hunterdon County, in the amount of $32,316.
  30. RESOLUTION - Approving Area Plan Grant, 10-045, to provide minor home repairs and/or chores services to seniors, in the amount of $15,500.
  31. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #4, for Bid 99-06, for the Route 12 Office Building, for mechanical work, to Washington Mechanical, Inc., in the amount of $19,134.99.
  32. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #6, for Bid 99-06, for the Route 12 Office Building, for steel work, to Cherry Steel Corp., in the amount of $20,599.60.
  33. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #7, for Bid 99-06, for the Route 12 Office Building, for general construction, to Hajdu Construction, Inc., in the amount of $43,276.80.
  34. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #13, for Bid 98-33, for the Warehouse/Records Retention Center, for general construction, to DeSapio Construction, Inc., in the amount of $130,958.77.
  35. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #1, for Bid 99-03, for the construction of a Water System, at the Route 12 Office Complex, to Renda Roads, Inc., in the amount of $3,675.
  36. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #2, for Bid 99-03, for the construction of a Water System, at the Route 12 Office Complex, to Renda Roads, Inc., in the amount of $68,003.28.
  37. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #3, for Bid 99-03, for the construction of a Water System, at the Route 12 Office Complex, to Renda Roads, Inc., in the amount of $52,221.45.
  38. RESOLUTION - Approving a Grant Agreement with the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, to design, equip and purchase a vehicle suitable for on-scene management and response to hazardous conditions in the County, in the grant amount of $350,000.
  39. RESOLUTION - Approving Task Order #5, Subregional Transportation Program, for Data Refinement and Network Definition Land Use and Travel Demand Projections for Major Highway Corridors, Federal Amount - $60,400, Local Match - $15,100.
  40. RESOLUTION - Approving Task Order #6, Subregional Transportation Program, for Interchange 15 Improvements Feasibility Analysis, Federal Amount - $64,035, Local Match - $16,009.
  41. RESOLUTION - Approving plans and specifications for the Reconstruction of County Bridge Q-46 and approaches on Johanna Farms Road, over the Second Neshanic River.
  42. RESOLUTION - Approving an agreement with Readington Township for Acceptance of a Closed Drainage System on Summer Road.
  43. RESOLUTION - Approving an unrestricted weight limit on County Bridge Q-40, on Everitts Road, in Raritan Township.
  44. RESOLUTION - Approving a joint resolution with Somerset County to approve a property parcel map and designating road areas to be acquired for highway and bridge purposes for the Rehabilitation of Somerset County Bridge Nos. A-601 and A-605 and Hunterdon County Bridge Nos. R-183S and R-184S, on Higginsville Road over the South Branch of the Raritan River, in the Counties of Somerset and Hunterdon.
  45. RESOLUTION - Approving the endorsement and support of the development of a watershed plan on the South Branch of the Raritan River and the 2nd and 3rd Neshanic River, and their tributaries, in the County.
  46. RESOLUTION - Prohibiting the placement of snow, ice or similar substances in the public right-of- way, on County Routes, within the County.
  47. RESOLUTION - Approving an application and Agreement for State Aid to Counties and Municipalities under the NJ Transportation Trust Fund Authority Act, for improvements to Park Avenue, Realignment and Reconstruction of Section 3, from Capner Street to Walter Foran Boulevard, including North Main Street Intersection and Old Park Avenue, in Flemington Borough.
  48. RESOLUTION - Approving the release of a Road Opening Deposit to Delaware Building Associates, LLC, in the amount of $2,000.
  49. RESOLUTION - Approving appointments to the Hunterdon County Emergency Services Training Center.
  50. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional psychiatric services agreement with Nafeesa Siddiqui, for services at the Hunterdon County Correctional Facility, in an amount not to exceed $18,000.
  51. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services agreement for Bond Counsel, with Sullivan & Donovan, LLP, for the year 2000.
  52. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services agreement for the development of a Geographic Information System (GIS) based Emergency Response Application, for Emergency Services and MIS, to Mapping Technologies International, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $37,250.
  53. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services contract modification with Stetler & Guldin, for additional services, in the increased amount of $975.

V. RESOLUTIONS FOR DISCUSSION

  1. RESOLUTION -Supporting the County of Hunterdon, the Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission, Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance, Borough of Flemington, Citizens for Parkland, Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce, and the Flemington Raritan Parks and Recreation join the Township of Raritan in applying for a grant, through the State of New Jersey REDI (Regional Efficiency Development Incentive) Program, for a feasibility study to promote shared services between the local units for a Dvoor/Mine Brook Performing Arts and Cultural Center, in the amount of $130,000.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving the appropriation of $50,000 from the Capital Improvement Fund for payment of all preliminary costs associated with planning for the construction of an Emergency Services building at the racetrack site.

VI. FINANCE, Charles Balogh, Jr., Treasurer

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving contractual arrangements with AFLAC New York, for various components of a section 125 program.

VII. ROADS, BRIDGES AND ENGINEERING, John P. Glynn, Director

Update on all County Road and Bridge Projects:
  1. ROADWAY UPDATES:
    1. Route 519, Milford-Warren County Line, Holland Township: Final Punch List items to be corrected starting on March 16th, subject to weather.
    2. Route 523 Realignment - Raritan Township: Final Plans will be received March 20, 200 from the design Engineer, Buchart-Horn.
    3. Route 579, from Route 523 to NJ Route 12: Final construction start week of March 20, 2000.
    4. Route 628, from Route 513 to Main Street, Glen Gardner Borough: Start up construction will begin on March 20, 2000.
    5. Route 650, from State Route 31 to State Route 202: Tentative Start date is May 1, 2000.
    6. Route 620 - 637: Spring 2000 for the start of construction.
    7. Route 633 and Route 626: Punch list items will be started on March 27, 2000.
    8. Route 620 and 623 Realignment Project: Right of Way Plans are completed.
    9. Guide Rail Project for 2000: Include Routes 601, 602 and 519; design work is about 35% completed.
  2. BRIDGE PROJECTS:
    1. Q-40, Everitts Road, Raritan Township: Project is completed.
    2. D-388, Locktown-Flemington Road, Delaware Township: Historical Alternative Report is complete.
    3. N-3, Leigh Street, Clinton Town: Construction is scheduled for Summer 2000.
    4. E-173, Wertsville Road, East Amwell Township: Construction begins March 15th.
    5. Bridge Painting - Federal Aid: Project to commence on April 2000.
    6. R-163, Old York and Summer Road, Readington Township: Construction to be coordinated with the Township and should be completed this summer.
    7. Q-46, Johanna Farm Road, Raritan Township: Final plans and specifications are completed and approved by the Freeholders, a Right of Way needs to be acquired.
    8. E-239, Route 609, Manners Road, East Amwell Township: Public information meeting is scheduled for March 16, 2000 between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm.
    9. E-240, Route 609, Manners Road, East Amwell Township: Public information meeting is scheduled for March 16, 2000 between 6:00 pm and 7:30 pm.
    10. D-304A, Covered Bridge, Delaware Township: Preliminary design is commencing.

VIII. PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR, Frank J. Bell

Update on all County Projects and Facilities:
  1. CLOSE OUT OF CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS:
    1. North Branch County Library - The punchlist for this project requires that all work be done by March 31, 2000.
  2. CONSTRUCTION - ADMINISTRATION PHASE OF PROJECTS:
    1. Route 12 Office Building - Anticipated Completion Date - October 23, 2000: The steel silo assembly is complete. Mechanical and electrical rough in of pipes and conduit coordination continues to take place on site.
    2. Warehouse/Records Retention Building - Anticipated Completion Date - March 31, 2000: Interior an exterior painting is approximately 70% completed. Sprint will be on site to complete the data/communication wiring within 2 weeks. Finish grading is being completed.
    3. Route 12 Water System - Anticipated Completion Date - March 31, 2000: System is expected to be operational within 2 weeks.
    4. Surfacing Parking Lot/Park: The new project schedule indicates completion of the construction by the middle of May, 2000.
    5. Historic Courthouse - Anticipated Completion Date - August 1, 2000: The lead paint removal is complete on the Hall of Records side. Lead paint removal is occurring on the Cupola and the front of the structure. The lead paint removal is excepted to be complete by the end of March. Stucco and wood repair will begin next week on the Hall of Records side.
  3. RFP, SCHEMATIC, CONSTRUCTION DOCUMENT AND BIDDING PHASES:
    1. Main Street County Complex: The County Facilities Committee is presently analyzing options for this project.
    2. HAZ MAT Building: The Freeholders need to take action on approving the funding for the architectural, engineering and construction for this project.
    3. Park System - Golf Course: The status of the water allocation permits were discussed with the Board of Chosen Freeholder and the Park System.
    4. Emergency Services Addition: The RFP's were received on March 10, 2000.
    5. Fire School Propane System: The engineer has completed with the drawings and specifications.
    6. South County Garage: Mr. Bell reviewed the front end of the specifications. A number of sections need reworking and refinement. No further work has taken place on this project as of this date.
    7. Route 12 Library Master Plan: The architect will prepare a scheme which will reflect moving the Administration and Fiction areas to the upper level.
    8. Youth Shelter Pantry Addition: The contract for this work is complete and has been sent to the Architect for signature.
  4. RELATED PROJECT MANAGEMENT SPECIAL ASSIGNMENTS:
    1. County Space Allocation/Utilization Survey: Working with County personnel in conducting a county wide space utilization survey.
    2. Furniture and Equipment Needs: Working with County Administration in assessing the furniture and equipment needs for the Warehouse and Records Retention Center.
    3. Burn Building Structural Review: Requested by the Fire School Representatives to hire a structural engineer to review the structure.

IX. PURCHASING, Charles J. Soriero, Jr.

  1. RESOLUTION -Approving the extension of County Quote #0155-99, for appraisal services in connection with the Farmland Preservation Program, for additional appraisals, with Roland A. Curini Appraisal Co., Inc., in an amount not to exceed $6,895.
  2. RESOLUTION -Approving the extension of County Quote #0155-99, for appraisal services in connection with the Farmland Preservation Program, for additional appraisals, with C.L. Orbaker & Associates, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $1,800.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving the extension of County Quote #0155-99, for appraisal services in connection with the Farmland Preservation Program, for additional appraisals, with Morris & Musnuff Associates, P.C., d/b/a MGM Associates, in an amount not to exceed $4,000.
  4. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #99-55, to furnish and deliver two (2) Ford F550 Superduty Dumptrucks, or approved equal, for Roads, Bridges and Engineering, to Hertrich Fleet Services, in an amount not to exceed $102,080.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #07770, with Gavazzi Tire, Inc., for vehicle tires, in the amount of $6,951.80, for Roads, Bridges and Engineering.
  6. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #20725, with Glass Castle Inc., for removal of an existing entrance and installation of a new entrance, for the old Administration Building and the Route 12 Road Department, in the amount of $6,800, for Buildings and Maintenance.
  7. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #37706, with Pioneer Band, Inc., for a performance at Deer Path Park, on June 29, 2000, in the amount of $1,400, for the Park System.
  8. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #37753, with the Hunterdon Medical Center, for “Youth Behavioral Risk Factor Survey”, in the amount of $2,000, for the Health Department.
  9. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #HCJ.19674, with Rossi Psychological Group, PA, for psychological testing of new employees, in the amount of $1,750, for the Corrections Department.
  10. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #SUR.0064, with Pierce Leahy, for storage of archival files and tapes through July 31, 2000, in the amount of $2,338.20, for the Surrogate’s Court.

X. FOR DISCUSSION

  1. To discuss concerns related to the year 2000 Budget items.
  2. To discuss the contribution for the Delaware and Raritan Greenway for property in West Amwell Township.
  3. To discuss correspondence received regarding a MURF Facility Application.
  4. To discuss a date for a public hearing for amendments to the Land Development Standards.
  5. To discuss requests for attendance to professional conferences.

XI. 4:15 p.m. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS

  1. To discuss personnel with the Human Resources Director and County Administrator.
  2. To discuss a lease for space at the Justice Center.
  3. To discuss the County contribution toward the Dvoor Farm.
  4. To discuss contract negotiations for the golf course with the Park System.
  5. To discuss various leases throughout the County.