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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
APRIL 09, 2002
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 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."

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

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

  1. To discuss personnel issues.
  2. To discuss land acquisition and property issues.
  3. To discuss various contractual matters.
  4. To discuss negotiations with labor unions
  5. To discuss board appointments.
  6. To discuss pending litigation.

IV. 4:30 p.m. FINANCE, Charles Balogh, Jr., County Treasurer

  1. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the budget be read by title only.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving the amount to be raised by taxation in support of the Operating Budget for the Library for 2002.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving the amount to be raised by taxation in support of the County's Open Space, Recreation, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund, for 2002.
  4. PUBLIC HEARING - County's Budget for 2002.
  5. INTRODUCTION - Bond Ordinance No. 02-02, authorizing the reconstruction, resurfacing, widening, construction and improvement of various public highways, roads and streets, in the amount of $8,170,000.
  6. INTRODUCTION - Bond Ordinance No. 03-02, authorizing the construction, reconstruction, replacement and rehabilitation of various bridges and culverts, in the amount of $9,830,000. 07. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 04-02, authorizing the acquisition of vehicles, in the amount of $425,000.

V. EMPLOYEE APPRECIATION COMMITTEE

  1. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing May 6 to 12, 2002, as Public Employees Recognition Week in the County of Hunterdon.

VI. 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 March 26, 2002.
  2. Approving the payment of all claims as signed and listed on the Claims Register dated April 09, 2002.
  3. RESOLUTION - Mark Bunting appointed unclassified, full time Sheriff's Investigator, Sheriff's Office.
  4. RESOLUTION - Eileen Osborne appointed permanent, full time Librarian, Library.
  5. RESOLUTION - Paul Sikoryak Jr. appointed permanent, full time Sheriff's Officer, Sheriff's Office.
  6. RESOLUTION - Sean McLaughlin appointed permanent, full time Sheriff's Officer, Sheriff's Office.
  7. RESOLUTION - Edward Skillman III appointed permanent, full time Sheriff's Officer, Sheriff's Office.
  8. RESOLUTION - Jeffrey Gilbert appointed permanent, full time Sheriff's Officer, Sheriff's Office.
  9. . RESOLUTION - Maria Angelo appointed permanent, part time Library Assistant, Library.
  10. RESOLUTION - Jeffrey Person appointed permanent, part time Security Guard, Sheriff's Office.
  11. RESOLUTION - Scott Bartok appointed provisional, full time Senior Maintenance Repairer (Heating/Air Conditioning), Buildings and Maintenance.
  12. RESOLUTION - Kevin Phelps appointed temporary, seasonal Laboratory Assistant, Health Department.
  13. RESOLUTION - Setting salaries for employees covered under the Superior Officers' Contract, FOP Lodge 133, COrrections.
  14. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing Jayson Jonathon Smith for having attained the designation of "Eagle Scout".
  15. PROCLAMATION - Remembering Frank E. Bachkai, a member of the Hunterdon County Agriculture Development Board.
  16. RESOLUTION - Approving a weight limit of 15 tons on County Bridge R-31, on Mountain Road, in Readington Township.
  17. RESOLUTION - Approving a weight limit of 15 tons on County Bridge T-116, on Boulder Hill Road, in Tewksbury Township.
  18. RESOLUTION - Approving a weight limit of 11 tons on County bridge D-424, on Locktown-Sergeantsville Road, in Delaware Township.
  19. RESOLUTION - Approving the appointments to the Planning Board of Frank Renda and Steve Rawlyk.
  20. RESOLUTION - Approving a Municipal Alliance Subgrant Agreement with the Voorhees Cluster, represented by Lebanon Township, to implement substance abuse prevention services, in the amount of $20,459.12.
  21. RESOLUTION - Approving a Municipal Alliance Subgrant Agreement with the Delaware Valley Cluster, represented by Frenchtown Borough, to implement substance abuse prevention services, in the amount of $18,546.12.
  22. RESOLUTION - Approving a modification to the agreement with Newton Land Surveyors, for additional work in the Farmland Preservation Program, increase of $700.
  23. RESOLUTION - Approving an agreement with Raymond B. Drake, Esq., for legal services involving matters in connection with the Human Services Department, Division of Social Services, amount of $20,000.
  24. RESOLUTION - Approving an agreement with Northeastern Utility Consultants, to establish utility allowance schedules for the public housing program, in the amount of $675.
  25. RESOLUTION - Conditionally approving a property parcel map and designating road and bridge areas to be acquired and authorizing appraisals, in connection with the replacement of County Bridge R-22S and Somerset County Bridge C1001, in Readington Township and Bedminster Township.
  26. RESOLUTION - Recognizing Chris Yates for having served as a member to the Hunterdon County Planning Board.
  27. RESOLUTION - Recognizing Tom Borkowski for having served as a member to the Hunterdon County Planning Board.
  28. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #5, for Bid 2001-53, for the Construction of the South County Garage, with DeSapio Construction, in the amount of $130,586.47.
  29. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #14, for Bid #99-53, for the Construction of the Golf Course, with The Landtek Group, in the amount of $85,144.43.
  30. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #2, for Bid #99-53, for the Construction of the Golf Course, with The Landtek Group, for pump house electric, increase of $913.53.
  31. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #3, for Bid #99-53, for the Construction of the Golf Course, with The Landtek Group, for Maintenance Building Renovations, increase of $85,964.55.

VII. GRANT APPLICATIONS

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving Area Plan Grant #10-013, for legal assistance services for seniors, in the amount of $8,311 in federal funds and $559 in state funds.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving a Health Services Grant renewal application for HIV Counseling and Testing, in the amount of $93,600.

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

IX. 5:00 p.m. NORWESCAP, Terry Newhard, Executive Director

  1. Results of recent poverty study.

X. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, Cynthia J. Yard

  1. County Update.

XI. FOR DISCUSSION

  1. Update regarding the Police Academy Training.

XII. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Laurie Wong, Requesting permission to use the historic Court House steps, on Thursday, May 02, 2002, from 5:30 pm. to 7:00 p.m., to unite individuals, churches and synagogues in the area for the National Day of Prayer.
  2. Emergency Services, Requisition for registration for one (1) individual to attend a course through Compumaster for Supporting, Troubleshooting and Optimizing Windows 2000, in Edison, New Jersey, on April 29 and 30, 2002, in the amount of $895. (Has been approved by IT)
  3. Roads, Bridges and Engineering, Requisition for five (5) individuals to attend Autocad 2002 Training and Land Development Desktop course at Varitronics System, in Bound Brook, New Jersey, on May 7, 10, 14, 16, 21 and 24, 2002, in the amount of $2,400.

XIII. OLD BUSINESS

  1. RESOLUTION - State Mandate fees and salary schedule.

XIV. FARMLAND PRESERVATION, Gary Pohorely, Planning Board

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving Municipal/County Cost Sharing Agreement with East Amwell Township, providing for sharing surveying and title insurance premium costs on Block 18, Lot 18, Block 11, Lot 37, Block 20, Lot 6, Block 21, Lot 19, Block 20, Lot 24, and Block 20, Lots 17.07 and 18.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving a development easement from Richard and Doris Halstead, in East Amwell Township, SADC - $474,150, County - $127,857 and East Amwell - $150,093.
  3. To discuss the County's contribution for a development Easement with East Amwell Township, for Block 30, Lots 12 and 16.01, under the Farmland Preservation Program.

XV. PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR, Frank J. Bell, AIA

  1. Update of various County projects and facilities.

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

  1. Update on all County Road and Bridge Projects.

XVII. PURCHASING, Charles J. Soriero, Jr.

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #HS.01141, with Dell Computers, Inc., for six (6) Dell Flat Screen Monitors and one (1) Computer with Flat Screen Monitor, for Human Services, in the amount of $6,033.73.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #IT.1595, with Nexus, for computer equipment, a two year Prime Support Connect and Ethernet Card, for Information Technology, in the amount of $12,750.55.
  3. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the extension of Bid #2001-09, for Microfilming and Re-Creation of Records Services, for the Surrogate's Court, with ACS Integrated Solutions, Inc., for a second years, in an amount not to exceed $9,331.75.
  4. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2001-51, for One (1) Bauer VT 13H 6000 PSI Breathing Air Compressor and Purification System, with Air & Gases Technologies, in an amount not to exceed $18,221.60.
  5. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2002-05, to furnish and deliver One (1) 2002 Ford F-550 Super Duty XL Dual Rear Wheel Cab Chassis w/a Knapheide Model 7132D54J Service Body w/Raised Front Vertical Curbside Compartment or approved equal and to furnish and deliver One (1) Ford F-2350 Super Duty XL 4 Wheel Driver, Single Rear Wheels Cab Chassis w/a Knapheide Model 7108J Service Body or approved equal, to Larson Ford, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $70,066.
  6. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2002-11, for the Reconstruction of County Culvert W-137, on County Route 605, in West Amwell Township, to Santos Brothers Co., Inc., in an amount not to exceed $169,091.65.
  7. RESOLUTION - Approving a contract with the Maguire Group, Inc., for engineering design services in connection with the Reconstruction of County Bridge N-2 and approach roadway of Halstead Street, over the South Branch of the Raritan River, in Clinton Town, in the amount of $173,000.
  8. RESOLUTION - Approving a contract with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, Grant F. Wilson Center for Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis, to assist the Planning Board with the mapping and characterizing of Riparian area and their health, using GIS Technology, in the amount of $7,800.

XVIII. FREEHOLDERS AND STAFF COMMENTS

XIX. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS (continued if necessary)

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