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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 23, 2002
3:00 pm

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

II. 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."

III. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

IV. 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 pending litigation and legal issues.

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

  1. PUBLIC HEARING - 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.
  2. PUBLIC HEARING - Bond Ordinance No. 03-02, authorizing the construction, reconstruction, replacement and rehabilitation of various bridges and culverts, in the amount of $9,830,000.
  3. PUBLIC HEARING - Capital Ordinance No. 04-02, authorizing the acquisition of vehicles, in the amount of $425,000.
  4. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 5-02, authorizing the acquisition of office furniture, fixtures and business equipment, in the amount of $154,400.
  5. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 6-02, authorizing the acquisition of computer equipment, in the amount of $175,000.
  6. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 7-02, authorizing the acquisition of a new Greenhouse facility and related equipment for the Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Department, in the amount of $60,000.
  7. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 8-02, authorizing the acquisition of equipment for the Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Department, in the amount of $26,000.
  8. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 9-02, authorizing improvements at the Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Mountain Farm facility, in the amount of $82,000.
  9. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 10-02, authorizing the demolition of various County buildings and structures, in the amount of $150,000. 10. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 11-02, authorizing the replacement of roofs on various County park facilities, in the amount of $85,000. 11. INTRODUCTION - Bond Ordinance No. 12-02, Authorizing additional funding for the construction of the golf course, in the amount of $250,000.

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 April 09, 2002.
  2. Approving the payment of all claims as signed and listed on the Claims Register dated April 23, 2002.
  3. Approving the Social Services Funds Report for March, 2002.
  4. RESOLUTION - Carol Bodder appointed unclassified, full time Confidential Aide, Parks and Recreation.
  5. RESOLUTION - David Rosato appointed permanent, full time Supervisor, Roads, Roads and Bridges.
  6. RESOLUTION - Amanda Phillipp appointed provisional, full time Supervising Librarian, Library.
  7. RESOLUTION - Kenneth Miller appointed provisional, full time Supervising Engineering Aide, Engineering.
  8. RESOLUTION - Russell Norkevich appointed provisional, full time Principal Engineering Aide, Engineering.
  9. RESOLUTION - Jeanne Ferrari appointed provisional, part time Coordinator of Volunteers, Library.
  10. RESOLUTION - Jeanne Ferrari appointed provisional, part time Investigator Consumer Protection, Administrator's Office.
  11. RESOLUTION - Ryan Neary appointed temporary, seasonal Laborer, Roads and Bridges.
  12. RESOLUTION - Gene Robbins appointed temporary, seasonal Summer Recreation Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  13. RESOLUTION - Ryan Hotchkiss appointed temporary, Student Assistant, Library.
  14. RESOLUTION - Virginia Hagerty, Senior Clerk Transcriber (Functioning as ADA Coordiantor) organizational transfer to Human Services.
  15. RESOLUTION - Robert L. Greene, Records Management Analysts, organizational transfer to Central Printing and Mail Department.
  16. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in the Adjuster's Office.
  17. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in Buildings and Maintenance.
  18. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in Emergency Services.
  19. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in Corrections.
  20. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in the County Clerk's Office.
  21. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in the Board of Elections.
  22. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in Finance.
  23. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in the Health Department.
  24. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in the Human Services Department.
  25. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in the Library.
  26. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in the Information Technology Department.
  27. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in the Planning Board.
  28. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in the Central Printing and Mail Department.
  29. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in Purchasing.
  30. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in Roads, Bridges and Engineering.
  31. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in the Surrogate's Court.
  32. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in the Tax Board.
  33. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in Weights and Measures.
  34. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in Rutgers Cooperative Extension.
  35. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in Parks and Recreation.
  36. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in the County Administrator's Office.
  37. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in the Freeholders/Clerk to the Board's Office.
  38. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in Human Resources.
  39. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in Veterans Interment.
  40. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in the Construction Board of Appeals.
  41. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in the Hunterdon County Utilities Authority.
  42. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in the Project Management Office.
  43. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 Salaries for unclassified and Non-Contract Employees in the Sheriff's Office.
  44. RESOLUTION - Approving plans and specifications for Resurfacing and Storm Drainage of County Route 605, in Delaware and West Amwell Townships.
  45. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services agreement with Gaetano M. DeSapio, to serve as County Counsel.
  46. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services agreement with Raymond Drake, to serve as special counsel to the Division of Social Services, Department of Human Services, in an amount not to exceed $55,000.
  47. RESOLUTION - Approving an agreement with BMX, Inc., to use a portion of the Route 12 County Complex.
  48. RESOLUTION - Approving the appointment of Kenneth Johnson as an alternate member to the Planning Board.
  49. RESOLUTION - Approving a contract with the New Jersey Department of Labor, Workforce Investment Board, for the Greater Raritan Area, in the amount of $1,165,910.
  50. PROCLAMATION - Declaring May, 2002, as Older Americans Month in Hunterdon.
  51. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing April 14 to 20, 2002, as National Telecommunicators Week.
  52. PROCLAMATION - 130th Anniversary Celebration of Arbor Day in the County of Hunterdon.
  53. RESOLUTION - Authorizing final payment for Bid #2001-21, with Aussie Construction Corp., for Painting of Six County Bridges: B-5-W, FC-80, F-84, L-114, M-112 and T-35-S, in the amount of $5,691.
  54. RESOLUTION - Authorizing final payment for Bid #2001-23, with Aussie Construction Corp., for the Painting of County Bridges: D-402, D-482, G-62 and RQ-110, in the amount of $4,818.98.
  55. RESOLUTION - Approving four Municipal Grant Program Applications, as recommended by the Open Space Advisory Board, with High Bridge Borough in the amount of $7,007.91, Franklin Township in the amount of $9,965.95, Raritan Township in the amount of $55,937.92 and Tewksbury Township in the amount of 33,562.77.
  56. RESOLUTION - Approving a weight limit of 15 tons for County Birdge E-166, on County Route 602, in East Amwell Township.
  57. RESOLUTION - Authorizing agreements with artists for the 28th Annual Hunterdon County Senior Art Show.
  58. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the release of a Road Opening Deposit to Newton's Guest Homes, Residential Care, in the amount of $500.
  59. RESOLUTION - Approving the 2002 Community/State Partnership Award from the New Jersey Juvenile Justice Commission for funding in the amount of $126,131 in program services funds, $42,500 in program management funds and $89,393 in Family Court Services funds.
  60. RESOLUTION - Approving a Municipal Alliance Subgrant agreement with the South Hunterdon Cluster, in the amount of $14,821, for substance abuse prevention.
  61. RESOLUTION - Approving a provider service agreement with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties, in the amount of $14,000, to provide adult volunteers to serve as role models in one-to-one relationships with at-risk children.
  62. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services agreement with Sullivan Donovan, LLP, to serve as Bond Counsel for the County.
  63. RESOLUTION - Approving Application for Payment #1, for Bid #2001-58, for the interior demolition and construction of the (downtown) County Administration Building, in Flemington Borough, with Dauti Construction Co., Inc., in the amount of $144,000.
  64. RESOLUTION - Approving a weight limit of 8 Tons on Inter-County Bridge B-5-W, on Valley Station Road, in Tewksbury Township.
  65. RESOLUTION - Approving a Jurisdictional Agreement with NJDOT, for highway maintenance and control, on certain intersections on Route 31 and streets within the County, from Route 202 to North of Bartles Corner Road, in Flemington Borough and Raritan Township.
  66. RESOLUTION - Opposing Senate Bill 1140, to revise the cap law in New Jersey, that will result in repealing the ability of the County to employ cap banking and the ability to go to a 5% cap rate if the index rate is less than 5%.
  67. RESOLUTION - Authorizing that the United States flags flown by County agencies conform in every detail to the definition found in Title 4, Section 5, of the United States Code and Part 1 of the Executive Order 10834, as amended in 1998 by the Congress and President of the United States of America.

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

VIII. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, Cynthia J. Yard

  1. County Update.

IX. PARKS and RECREATION, John Trontis, Director

  1. Operations update for the golf course.

X. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Request to funds for professional improvement/meetings be reallocated from the New Jersey State Agricultural Convention and National Association of County Agricultural Agents Conference be applied to the National Association of County Agricultural Agents Scholarship Tour.
  2. Open Space Coordinator, Request authorization to schedule and perform the real estate closing of the Hoffman Farm, Township of Holland contributingt $680,000 and the County Share is $2,120,000.
  3. High Bridge Borough, Requesting permission to momentarily close the Church Street and Fairview Avenue Intersection, for the Sixth Annual Tour of High Bridge Bike Race on Sunday, June 09, 2002.
  4. Califon Recreation Committee, Requesting permission to use a portion of County Route 612, on Monday, May 27, 2002, at 11:00 a.m., for their Memorial Day Celebration.
  5. Information Technology, Requisition for one individual to attend the Microsoft SQL Server 7 Administration Course, in Princeton, New Jersey, June 24 through 26, 2002, in the amount of $1,595.

XI. OLD BUSINESS

  1. RESOLUTION - State Mandate fees and salary schedule.

XII. FARMLAND PRESERVATION, Gary Pohorely, Planning Board

OLD BUSINESS

  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.

NEW BUSINESS

  1. RESOLUTION - Authorizing final approval for a development easement from Norman B. and Denise H. Guilloud, Block 27, Lot 11, in Delaware Township, in the amount of $20,500.
  2. RESOLUTION - Authorizing final approval for a development easement from Norman B. and Denise H. Guilloud, Block 27, Lot 8.02, in Delaware Township, in the amount of $26,516.88.
  3. RESOLUTION - Authorizing final approval for a development easement from Norman B. and Denise H. Guilloud, Block 27, Lot 8.01, in Delaware Township, in the amount of $10,483.35.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving Municipal/County Cost Sharing Agreement for the 2000A/PIG I Farmland Round, with Readington Township, (Rica 1, Rica 2 and Jones).
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving the contract for sale of development rights, with Richard and Karen Brodeen, in Delaware Township, SADC - $241,900, County - $45,233.34, Delaware Township - $90,466.66.
  6. RESOLUTION - Approving the contract for sale of development rights, with Richard and Karen Brodeen, in Delaware Township, SADC - $196,800, County - $36,800, Delaware Township - $73,600.
  7. RESOLUTION - Approving a Municipal/County Cost Share Agreement with Readington Township for providing for sharing surveying and title insurance premium costs on Block 70, Lot 31.01 (Rica 1); Block 75, Lot 19.01 (Rica 2); and Block 75, Lots 35 and 40 (Jones).

XIII. PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR, Frank J. Bell, AIA

  1. Update of various County projects and facilities.

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

  1. Update on all County Road and Bridge Projects.

XV. PURCHASING, Charles J. Soriero, Jr.

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #PR.00227, PR.00228, PR.00229 and PR.00230, with Hertrich Fleet Services, for replacement vehicles (2002 Ford F150 Pickups), for Roads and Bridges, in the amount of $53,948.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #PR.00231, with Princeton Nassau Conover Ford, for a replacement vehicle (2002 Ford F150 Pickup), for Buildings and Maintenance, in the amount of $17,066.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #PR.00232, with Princeton Nassau Conover Ford, for a replacement vehicle (2002 Ford F250 4x4 Pickup) for the Health Department, in the amount of $19,627.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #PR.00233, with Princeton Nassau Conover Ford, for a replacement vehicle (2002 Ford F250 4x4 Pickup w/plow package), for Parks and Recreation, in the amount of $22,552.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #PR.00234, with Hertrich Fleet Services, for a replacement vehicle (2002 Ford F150 Supercab), for Parks and Recreation, in the amount of $19,231.
  6. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #PR.00235, with Warnock Dodge, Inc., for a replacement vehicle (2002 Chevrolet Blazer), for Parks and Recreation, in the amount of $19,653.
  7. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #PR.00239, with Warnock Dodge, Inc., for four (4) replacement vehicles (2002 Chevrolet Blazers), for the Health Department, in the amount of $78,612.
  8. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #PR.00240, with Warnock Dodge, Inc., for a replacement vehicle (2002 Chevrolet Blazer), for the County Fire Marshal, in the amount of $19,653.
  9. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #00365, with Aventis Pasteur, for 500 Influenza Virus Vaccine Viles (10 dose viles), for the Health Department, in the amount of $28,500.
  10. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition # 22792, with Frank Raymon & Sons, Inc., for grounds maintenance equipment (Toro Model #Z255 w/deluxe seat and roll over protection), for Buildings and Maintenance, in the amount of $7,749.
  11. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2002-02, to furnish and deliver Coarse Paper and Janitorial Supplies, to Crest Paper Products, in an amount not to exceed $7,267.52.
  12. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2002-02, to furnish and deliver Coarse Paper and Janitorial Supplies, to JCP Enterprises, Inc., d/b/a Jersey Paper Company, in an amount not to exceed $11,205.
  13. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2002-13, for the Painting of County Bridge D-424, E-171, K-110, K-153, W-43 and W-71, in Delaware, East Amwell, Kingwood and West Amwell Townships, to Alpine Painting and Sandblasting, in an amount not to exceed $134,260.

XVI. FREEHOLDERS AND STAFF COMMENTS

XVII. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS (continued if necessary)

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