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AGENDA
HUNTERDON COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
Freeholder's Assembly Room - 1st Floor
Route 12 County Complex - Building #1
PO Box 2900, Flemington, New Jersey
FEBRUARY 26, 2002
3:00 pm

I. Budget Hearings - Continued if necessary

II. 2:45 p.m. Hunterdon County Utilities Authority Meeting

III. 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 11, 2002, 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."

IV. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

V. 3:00 p.m. EXECUTIVE SESSION REQUESTS

  1. To discuss personnel issues.
  2. To discuss the various property matters in the County.
  3. To discuss pending litigation.
  4. To discuss the status of negotiations with the Superior Corrections Officers.

VI. 4:30 p.m. 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 December 11, 2001, the regular session minutes of December 27, 2001, the Reorganization minutes of January 08, 2002, and the regular and executive session minutes of February 05, 2002.
  2. Approving the payment of all claims as signed and listed on the Claims Register dated February 26, 2002.
  3. Approving the Social Services Funds Report for January 2002.
  4. RESOLUTION - Eric Brown appointed unclassified, full time Sheriff's Investigator, Sheriff's Office.
  5. RESOLUTION - Karen Mitchel appointed permanent, full time Geographic Information Specialist I, Information Technology.
  6. RESOLUTION - Jennifer Kluber appointed permanent, full time Geographic Information Specialist 3, Information Technology.
  7. RESOLUTION - Ann-Louise Taylor appointed permanent, full time Library Intern, Library.
  8. RESOLUTION - Adam Pursell appointed permanent, full time Bridge Repairer, Roads, Bridges and Engineering.
  9. RESOLUTION - Curt Blomquist appointed permanent, full time Bridge Repairer, Roads, Bridges and Engineering.
  10. RESOLUTION - Lawrence Bonham appointed permanent, full time Bridge Repairer, Roads, Bridges and Engineering.
  11. RESOLUTION - Ryan Kanewski appointed provisional, full time Public Safety Telecommunicator, Emergency Services.
  12. RESOLUTION - Louis Feinberg appointed provisional, full time Assistant Planner, Planning Board.
  13. RESOLUTION - Ryan Grantuskas appointed temporary, Student Assistant, Library.
  14. RESOLUTION - Heather Kemly appointed temporary, Student Assistant, Library.
  15. RESOLUTION - Revised appointments to the Emergency Management Council.
  16. RESOLUTION - Urging the Congressional Delegation to sponsor and support the Regional Transportation Priority Projects and include them in the Reauthorization of TEA-21 Federal Transportation Legislation as priority projects.
  17. RESOLUTION - Requesting the Governor and Legislature provide the necessary funding to county and local health agencies to implement the Private Well Testing Act.
  18. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #1, for Bid #2001-24, for the Realignment of County Route 620, in Readington Township, with V.A. Spatz & Sons, Inc., increase of $58,781.16.
  19. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional architectural services agreement with Faridy Veisz Fraytak, P.C. for alterations and an addition to the Hunterdon County Library Headquarters on Route 12, in Raritan Township, in an amount not to exceed $360,000.
  20. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services agreement with White Glove Housekeeping and Butler Service, for affordable Home Care Services to income eligible residents, amount not to exceed $5,300.
  21. RESOLUTION - Approving a Municipal Alliance Subgrant Agreement with the Central Hunterdon Cluster, in the amount of $31,571.12, to implement substance abuse prevention services.
  22. RESOLUTION - Approving an agreement with Livingston Taylor to perform on July 11, 2002, for the "Music Under the Stars" Concert, in the amount of $4,000.
  23. RESOLUTION - Approving Payment #3, for Bid #2001-29, with Eastgate Construction Co., Inc., for the Replacement of the Hunterdon County Library Roof, in the amount of $9,285.
  24. RESOLUTION - Approving a Certificate of Substantial Completion for Bid #2001-29, with Eastgate Construction Co., Inc., for the Replacement of the Hunterdon County Library Roof.
  25. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the sale of surplus equipment, one (1) Snow Plow, Model 56801 - Gledhill Plow-Lift, to Readington Township, for $100.
  26. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the release of the old Bridge K-47 Bridge Plaque to the Kingwood Historical Society for display at the old Fairview School Community Center.
  27. RESOLUTION - Approving a Mutual Assistance Agreement with Tewksbury Township for specialized law enforcement services for emergencies, through the County CERT Team.
  28. RESOLUTION - Approving a Volunteer Agreement with Wayne Beam, representing Tewksbury Township, for specialized law enforcement services for emergencies, through the County CERT Team. (Total # of CERT members 8).

VII. GRANT APPLICATIONS

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving an Area Plan Grant for #10-046, for Home Rehabilitation and Repairs, with the Housing Corporation, in the amount of $11,000 from State funds.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving an grant from the Garden Club of Somerset Hills for the development of the Children's Garden Arboretum, for Hunterdon County, in the amount of $800.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving a renewal application for the West Nile Virus Surveillance Grant, to build on current disease surveillance and response capabilities and expand public education relating to the West Nile Virus and Lyme Disease, in the amount of $70,000.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving the renewal application for the General Operating Support Grant for Cultural and Heritage, from the New Jersey Historical Commission, in the amount of $60,000.

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

IX. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, Cynthia J. Yard

  1. County Update.
  2. Update on medals program for veterans.
  3. Citizen requesting a homeland security seminar.

X. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Corrections, Request for attendance at annual Correctional Accreditation Managers Association annual training conference, in Columbus, Ohio, from May 4 through 7, 2002, in the amount of $801 for registration, lodging and airfare.
  2. Planning Board, Requisition for attendance at the Geomatics for Environmental Site Evaluations - GIS & GPS Applications Course, at Cook College-Rutgers, in New Brunswick, New Jersey, on March 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2002, in the amount of $795.
  3. Emergency Services, Request to attend the National Emergency Number Association annual conference, from June 16-20, 2002, in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the amount of $1,453 for registration, lodging, meals and airfare.
  4. Parks and Recreation, Requisition for six (6) individuals to attend the New Jersey Recreation and Parks Association annual conference, from March 17 to 20, 2002, in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in the amount of $1,965 for registration and $530 for lodging.
  5. Health Department, Requesting to attend the combined West Nile Virus conference and the Emerging Infections Disease Conference, in Atlanta, Georgia, from March 22 to 26, 2002, in the amount of $1,205 for registration, lodging and expenses. To be paid through the West Nile Virus Grant.
  6. John W. Kuhl, Requesting the status of utilizing the County archives for the preservation of various Hunterdon County newspapers dating back to 1868.
  7. Somerset Wheelman, Requesting permission to use Pleasant Run Road between Highway 202 and Flemington-Whitehouse Road, for again conduct an individual time trial cycling event, on Saturday, April 13, 2002, between 8 am and 9:30 a.m.
  8. Clinton United Methodist Church, Requesting permission to use the North Branch County Library Lot on Sundays during services.
  9. Prosecutor's Office, Requisition for attendance at the National Association of Extradition Officials annual conference, in Lake Tahoe, California, from June 9 to 12, 2002, in the amount of $1,310 for registration, lodging, meals, airfare and airport shuttle, to be paid through the Law Enforcement Trust Fund. (Request was previously denied on 2/5/02).

XI. 5:00 p.m. CHRIS RYBACK AND MARGARET QUADRINI

  1. Request to address the Board of Chosen Freeholders regarding the use of the Mountain Farm.

XII. FARMLAND PRESERVATION, Gary Pohorely, Planning Board

  1. RESOLUTION - Amending Resolutions of 12/11/01, regarding the municipal and SADC payouts for funding for the Jones, Rica #1 and Rica #2 Applications for the Readington Township PIG 1 2000A Round. 02. Discussion of the policy for frontage in connection with the Farmland Preservation Program.

XIII. NEW JERSEY GASP, INC.

  1. Presentation on the positive aspects of smokefree air policies and supporting New Jersey Comprehensive Tobacco Control Program.

XIV. PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR, Frank J. Bell, AIA

  1. Update of various County projects and facilities.
  2. Requesting permission to obtain an agreement with EM&CA for asbestos testing for the historic Court House, in an amount of $2,775.
  3. Requesting permission for an amendment with the agreement with L. Robert Kimball for additional services for the Schematic Phase in the amount of $2,300 not $2,366 as previously requested.

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

  1. Update on all County Road and Bridge Projects as outlined in the report.

XVI. PURCHASING, Charles J. Soriero, Jr.

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #21400, with Radio Communications Service, for a vehicle intercom system and installation, for Emergency services, in the amount of $6,077.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #40000962, with the Campbell Foundry Company, for 5,000 Type E Bicycle Grates, 5,000 Type E 2" Frame Extension, 10,000 - 21 3/4 x 47 3/4 Bicycle Grates and 5,000 - 21 3/4" x 47 3/4" oval hole concave Grate for curb type inlet, for Roads, Bridges and Engineering, in the amount of $6,860.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #40000796, with 3M Traffic Control Materials, for sign shop materials, for Roads, Bridges and Engineering, in the amount of $6,869.58.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #40001004, with 3M Traffic Control Materials, for 100,000 packages of 3M Stamark Thermal Spray, White, for Roads, Bridges and Engineering, in the amount of $10,350.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #40001005, with Garden State Highway Products, for traffic sign making materials, for Roads, Bridges and Engineering, in the amount of $11,331.84.
  6. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #40001010, with Gavazzi Tire Inc., for various tires, for Roads, Bridges and Engineering, in the amount of $9,557.40.
  7. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition PR.00195, with Livingston Taylor, for a summer concert performance on July 11, 2002, for the "Music Under the Stars" series, at Deer Path Park, for Parks and Recreation, in the amount of $4,000.
  8. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2002-07, to furnish and deliver Glass Safety Marking Spheres, for Roads, Bridges and Engineering, to Potters Industries, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $23,400.
  9. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional engineering consulting agreement to provide traffic and transportation engineering consulting services in connection with the review of major development applications for the Planning Board, to Goodkind & O'Dea, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $18,000.
  10. Discussion on the status of an RFP for the future Agriculture Fair site.

XVII. FREEHOLDERS AND STAFF COMMENTS

XVIII. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS continued if necessary

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