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AGENDA
Freeholder's Assembly Room - 1st Floor
Route 12 County Complex - Building #1
PO Box 2900, Flemington, New Jersey
Tuesday, October 23, 2001 - 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 Route 12 County Complex, Building #1, Route 12, Flemington, New Jersey, a public place reserved for such announcements. A copy was mailed on or before January 03, 2001, 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."

REGULARLY SCHEDULED MEETING: 3:00 p.m.

EXECUTIVE SESSIONS IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING OPEN SESSION UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

SPECIAL PRESENTATION - Hunterdon County Veterans Alliance - Vietnam Moving Wall

III. 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 regular and executive session minutes of July 24, 2001 and the regular session minutes of August 14, 2001.
  2. Approving the payment of all claims as signed and listed on the Claims Register dated October 23, 2001.
  3. Approving the Social Services Funds Report for September, 2001.
  4. RESOLUTION - Nancy Kreger appointed permanent, full time Senior Housing Assistance Technician, Housing Agency.
  5. RESOLUTION - Tony Srubjan appointed permanent, full time Laborer, Parks and Recreation.
  6. RESOLUTION - Sean P. Gutsick appointed permanent, full time Correction Officer, Corrections.
  7. RESOLUTION - Pia Rey appointed provisional, full time Senior Clerk Transcriber, Office on Aging.
  8. RESOLUTION - Aimee Wolsko appointed provisional, full time Senior Librarian, Library.
  9. RESOLUTION - Maureen M. Halloran appointed provisional, full time Correction Officer, Corrections.
  10. RESOLUTION - Jonathan C. Danberry appointed provisional, full time Correction Officer, Corrections.
  11. RESOLUTION - Keith E. Covert appointed provisional, full time Correction Officer, Corrections.
  12. RESOLUTION - Robert R. Sutton appointed provisional, full time Correction Officer, Corrections.
  13. RESOLUTION - Keith J. Hayden appointed provisional, full time Correction Officer, Corrections.
  14. RESOLUTION - Scott D. Tedesco appointed provisional, full time Correction Officer, Corrections.
  15. RESOLUTION - Nicholas F. Knechel appointed provisional, full time Correction Officer, Corrections.
  16. RESOLUTION - Jamie L. Weber appointed provisional, full time Correction Officer, Corrections.
  17. RESOLUTION - Carl Rachel appointed temporary, grant funded, LINCs Information Officer, Health Department.
  18. RESOLUTION - Donna Kahlke, Library Assistant, Library, Leave of absence without pay.
  19. RESOLUTION - Mario Grande, Equipment Operator, Roads and Bridges, salary adjustment.
  20. RESOLUTION - Darren Ross appointed part time Emergency Services Instructor, Emergency Services.
  21. RESOLUTION - Formalizing the appointment dates for George F. Wagner, Warden, Corrections.
  22. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the adoption of County Policy 2001-01, for the revision of Fringe Benefits for unclassified employees.
  23. RESOLUTION - Approving a modification to the professional services agreement with Visiting Health and Supportive Services, for Certified Home Health Aide services, to increase the amount from $118,000 to $175,000.
  24. RESOLUTION - Approving a modification to the professional services agreement with Raymond B. Drake, Esquire, increase of $5,000, for additional services due to the increase in Child Support and Paternity cases, for the Division of Social Services, Department of Human Services.
  25. RESOLUTION - Approving a provider service contract with North Hunterdon/Voorhees Regional High School District, to provide an employment related program to fund wages of student mentors assisting Special Needs Students, in the amount of $10,020.
  26. RESOLUTION - Approving final payment for Bid #2001-33, for the 2001 Microsurfacing, Polymer Modified Emulsion Treatment of County Routes 523 and 625, in various municipalities, with Shore Slurry Seal, Inc., in the amount of $238,402.35.
  27. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services agreement with Suplee, Clooney & Company, for financial review of the County Aging Title III Grant Program, in the amount of $6,075.
  28. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services agreement with Frank Barlow, CPA, RMA, of Withum, Smith and Brown, to perform the County Audit, in the amount of $68,000.
  29. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services agreement with Frank Barlow, CPA, RMA, of Withum, Smith and Brown, to perform the Library Audit, in the amount of $3,500.
  30. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services agreement with Frank Barlow, CPA, RMA, of Withum, Smith and Brown, to perform the audit of the Prosecutor's Trust Funds, in the amount of $3,500.
  31. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services agreement with Frank Barlow, CPA, RMA, of Withum, Smith and Brown, to perform the audit of "White Collar Crime" for the Prosecutor's Office, in the amount of $1,500.
  32. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services agreement with Frank Barlow, CPA, RMA, of Withum, Smith and Brown, to perform the Social Services Audit, in the amount of $35,000.
  33. RESOLUTION - Approving four (4) municipal grant applications for the Open Space Trust Fund program.
  34. RESOLUTION - Approving the submission of an application for a Clean Communities Challenge Grant, for a Community Forest Program, with NJ DEP, in the amount of $4,000 ($2,000 from DEP and $1,000 as a County Match).
  35. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the release of a performance bond, to Toll Brothers, Inc., in the amount of $43,690.
  36. RESOLUTION - Authorizing a three month paid leave of absence, for employees who are members of the organized military, called to active duty.
  37. RESOLUTION - Approving the renewal of the Joint Funding Agreement for Water Resources Investigations, with the US Dept. Of Interior, US Geological Survey, amount of $1,500.

IV. PUBLIC SESSION DISCUSSION (NOTE: Limit of 5 minutes per person)

V. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, Cynthia J. Yard

  1. County Update.

VI. CORRESPONDENCE

VII. 3:30 p.m. PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR, Frank J. Bell

VIII. 4:00 p.m. FINANCE, Charles Balogh, Jr., County Treasurer

  1. PUBLIC HEARING - Bond Ordinance #15-01, for the acquisition of Development Easements on Agricultural Land and acquisitions for the Farmland Preservation Program, in the amount of $4,000,000.
  2. RESOLUTION - Requesting the Division of Local Government Services insert an item of revenue in the 2001 Budget, for the Healthcare Access Grant, in the amount of $11,500.
  3. RESOLUTION - Requesting the Division of Local Government Services insert an item of revenue in the 2001 Budget, for the Subregional Transportation Planning Program, in the amount of $63,923.
  4. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the cancellation of a grant receivable balance for the 2000 County Environmental Health Act Grant, in the amount of $1,392.
  5. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the cancellation of a grant receivable balance for the 2000 Area Plan Grant, in the amount of $12,812.
  6. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the cancellation of a grant receivable balance for the 1999 Municipal Alliance Grant, in the amount of $3,614.55.

IX. 4:30 p.m. ROADS, BRIDGES AND ENGINEERING, John P. Glynn, Director

  1. Update on all County Road and Bridge Projects.

X. 4:15 p.m. PURCHASING, Charles J. Soriero, Jr.

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #PROS.2593, with Computer Square, Inc., for renewal of the Infoshare Maintenance Agreement, for October 01, 2001 through September 30, 2002, for the Prosecutor's Office, in the amount of $6,900.
  2. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the extension of Bid #99-28, for Commissary Services for the Hunterdon County Correctional Facility, with Swanson Service Corporation, for a period of 60 days, beginning September 14, 2001 to November 12, 2001, amount not to exceed $1,700.

XI. 5:00 p.m. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS

  1. To discuss various personnel matters.
  2. To discuss acquisition of property.
  3. To discuss various legal issues.

XII. FREEHOLDERS AND STAFF COMMENTS

XIII. 7:00 p.m. PUBLIC HEARING

  1. For the purpose of discussing the County's application to the NJDEP Green Acres Program to divert 0.029 acres of property from recreational and conservation purposes, for road right of way purposes, in Readington Township.
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