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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
May 14, 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 property issues.
  3. To discuss various contractual matters.
  4. To discuss negotiations with labor unions.
  5. To discuss pending litigation and legal issues.

IV. CORRECTIONS, George Wagner, Warden/Correctional Administrator

  1. Presentation of Correctional Staff Awards for 2002.

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

  1. PUBLIC HEARING - Capital Ordinance No. 5-02, authorizing the acquisition of office furniture, fixtures and business equipment, in the amount of $154,400. 02.
  2. PUBLIC HEARING - Capital Ordinance No. 6-02, authorizing the acquisition of computer equipment, in the amount of $175,000.
  3. PUBLIC HEARING - 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.
  4. PUBLIC HEARING - Capital Ordinance No. 8-02, authorizing the acquisition of equipment for the Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Department, in the amount of $26,000.
  5. PUBLIC HEARING - Capital Ordinance No. 9-02, authorizing improvements at the Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Mountain Farm facility, in the amount of $82,000.
  6. PUBLIC HEARING - Capital Ordinance No. 10-02, authorizing the demolition of various County buildings and structures, in the amount of $150,000.
  7. PUBLIC HEARING - Capital Ordinance No. 11-02, authorizing the replacement of roofs on various County park facilities, in the amount of $85,000.
  8. PUBLIC HEARING - Bond Ordinance No. 12-02, authorizing additional funding for the construction of the golf course, in the amount of $250,000.
  9. INTRODUCTION - Bond Ordinance No. 14-02, authorizing the acquisition of real property for use as a public park and recreation facilities, in the amount of $1,000,000.
  10. INTRODUCTION - Bond Ordinance No. 15-02, authorizing the improvement and interior renovations to the Historic Court House and exterior and interior renovations to the Hall of Records, in the amount of $3,700,000.
  11. RESOLUTION - Requesting the Division of Local Government Services insert an item of revenue into the 2002 Budget, for Clean Communities Entitlement, in the amount of $10,507.11.
  12. RESOLUTION - Requesting the Division of Local Government Services insert an item of revenue into the 2002 Budget, for the State/Community Partnership Grant Program, Juvenile Justice/Family Court Services Program, in the amount of $258,023.
  13. RESOLUTION - Requesting the Division of Local Government Services insert an item of revenue into the 2002 Budget, for the Right to Farm Grant, in the amount of $5,205.85.

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 23, 2002.
  2. Approving the payment of all claims as signed and listed on the Claims Register dated May 14, 2002.
  3. RESOLUTION - Ashley Singleton appointed unclassified, full time Employee-Board of Elections, Elections.
  4. RESOLUTION - Emily Amon appointed permanent, full time Chief Park Naturalist, Parks and Recreation.
  5. RESOLUTION - Patricia Chase appointed permanent, part time Library Assistant, Library.
  6. RESOLUTION - Shawn Monk appointed provisional, full time Road Repairer, Roads and Bridges.
  7. RESOLUTION - Seth Duryea appointed provisional, full time Road Repairer, Roads and Bridges.
  8. RESOLUTION - Stacy Whitelaw appointed provisional, full time Account Clerk/Library Assistant, Library.
  9. RESOLUTION - Donna Kimble appointed provisional, full time Family Service Worker, Division of Social Services, Department of Human Services.
  10. RESOLUTION - Paul Marconi appointed provisional, full time Senior Maintenance Repairer, Buildings and Maintenance.
  11. RESOLUTION - Marva Salvato appointed provisional, full time Senior Account Clerk, Finance.
  12. RESOLUTION - Pamela Munkel appointed provisional, full time Principal Library Assistant, Library.
  13. RESOLUTION - Jennifer Heater appointed provisional, full time Principal Library Assistant, Library.
  14. RESOLUTION - Michael Jakubowski appointed provisional, full time Printing Machine Operator 3, Central Printing and Mail.
  15. RESOLUTION - Brad Hendershot appointed provisional, full time Maintenance Repairer, Buildings and Maintenance.
  16. RESOLUTION - Michael Coleman appointed provisional, full time Maintenance Repairer, Buildings and Maintenance.
  17. RESOLUTION - Earl R. Eichlin appointed provisional, full time General Supervisor, Roads, Roads and Bridges.
  18. RESOLUTION - Thomas Mathews appointed Principal Engineer, Roads, Bridges and Engineering.
  19. RESOLUTION - Jacquelyn DeWire appointed provisional, full time Secretarial Assistant, Prosecutor's Office.
  20. RESOLUTION - Tiffany Woodard appointed provisional, part time Public Health Representative 3, Health Department.
  21. RESOLUTION - Daniel Bonham appointed temporary, seasonal Laborer, Roads and Bridges.
  22. RESOLUTION - Matthew Tennan appointed temporary, seasonal Laborer, Roads and Bridges.
  23. RESOLUTION - Joseph Devane appointed temporary, seasonal Recreation Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  24. RESOLUTION - Fran Duggan appointed temporary, seasonal Recreation Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  25. RESOLUTION - John Langley appointed temporary, seasonal Recreation Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  26. RESOLUTION - Thomas Langley appointed temporary, seasonal Recreation Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  27. RESOLUTION - William Romaine appointed temporary, seasonal Recreation Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  28. RESOLUTION - Thomas Anderson appointed temporary, seasonal Laborer, Roads and Bridges.
  29. RESOLUTION - Matthew Curtin appointed temporary, seasonal Laborer, Roads and Bridges.
  30. RESOLUTION - Brandon Smith appointed temporary, seasonal Building Maintenance Worker, Buildings and Maintenance.
  31. RESOLUTION - John Phelps appointed temporary, seasonal Laboratory Assistant, Health.
  32. RESOLUTION - David Viera appointed temporary, seasonal Laborer, Parks and Recreation.
  33. RESOLUTION - Setting the 2002 salaries for unclassified staff in the Prosecutor's Office.
  34. Motion Authorizing Certificates for years of Services.
  35. RESOLUTION - Approving an agreement with JCP&L for Installation of Electric Distribution utilizing a "Minimum Charge Contract Demand" for the South County Garage.
  36. RESOLUTION - Approving plans and specifications for the Replacement of County Bridge N-3, over Beaver Brook and the Reconstruction of the Leigh Street/NJ Route 173 Signalized Intersection, in Clinton Town and authorizing the Purchasing Agent to advertise for bids.
  37. RESOLUTION - Approving plans and specifications for the Deck Rehabilitation of County Bridges P-161 on Trenton Avenue, in Frenchtown Borough and H-102-W on County Route 519 (Milford-Warren Glen Road), in Holland Township.
  38. RESOLUTION - Approving 15 Ton weight limit on County Bridge T-87, on Main Street, in Tewksbury.
  39. RESOLUTION - Authorizing a 15 Ton weight limit on County Bridge E-174, on County Route 602, over a Tributary of Back Brook, in East Amwell Township.
  40. RESOLUTION - Authorizing a 14 Ton weight limit on County Bridge ED-262, on Dunkard Church Road, in Delaware and East Amwell Townships.
  41. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #1, for Bid #2001-21, for the Painting of 6 County Bridges: B-5-W, FC-80, F-84, L-114, M-112 and T-35-S, with Aussie Construction Corp., decrease of $100.
  42. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #1, for Bid #2001-21, for the Painting of County Bridges: D-402, D-482, G-62 and RQ-110, with Aussie Construction Corp., decrease of $200.
  43. RESOLUTION - Approving Task Order Nol. LA01-02-01, an Agreement with NJ DOT for the painting of six (6) County Bridges, reimbursement to County shall not exceed $300,000.
  44. RESOLUTION - Approving a County Environmental Health Act Contract with the State of New Jersey, in the amount of $143,504.
  45. RESOLUTION - Approving an Agreement concerning the use of Hunterdon County Global Positioning System (GPS), with Alexandria Township.
  46. RESOLUTION - Recognizing Colleen McKay-Wharton for having served on the Office on Aging Advisory Board.
  47. RESOLUTION - Approving an employment and reimbursement agreement with Edward J. Skillman III, Sheriff's Officer.
  48. 48. RESOLUTION - Approving an employment and reimbursement agreement with Mark Bunting, Sheriff's Officer.
  49. RESOLUTION - Approving an employment and reimbursement agreement with Jeffrey C. Gilbert, Sheriff's Officer.
  50. RESOLUTION - Approving an employment and reimbursement agreement with Sean McLaughlin, Sheriff's Officer.
  51. RESOLUTION - Approving an employment and reimbursement agreement with Paul J. Sikoryak, Jr., Sheriff's Officer.
  52. RESOLUTION - Urging the Governor and Legislature to provide the necessary funding to maintain the highly successful Delaware River cooperative black fly control program.
  53. RESOLUTION - Approving a Link Advertising Agreement with Hunterdon Health Care Partners, for $3,336 to be received annually.
  54. RESOLUTION - Approving the "2002 Budget Statement Certification by Welfare Agency", for the Department of Human Services.
  55. RESOLUTION - Approving reappointments to the Health and Human Services Advisory Council.
  56. RESOLUTION - Approving new appointments to the Health and Human Services Advisory Council.
  57. RESOLUTION - Approving the transfer of Carl Rebick from Category D to Category C of the Health and Human Services Advisory Council.
  58. RESOLUTION - Approving a provider service contract, HC-02-3602, with Anderson House, Inc., to provide a halfway house and defray costs of halfway house services, in the amount of $15,000.
  59. RESOLUTION - Approving a provider service contract, HC-02-36H2, with Women's Crisis Services, to provide crisis counseling and support services, emergency/transitional shelter and substance abuse counseling, int he amount of $77,757.
  60. RESOLUTION - Approving a provider service contract, HC-02-36M2, with the Hunterdon County YMCA, to provide a senior activity program for low income senior County residents and a program for youth that expands educational, team building and life skills activities, in the amount of $15,000.
  61. RESOLUTION - Approving a provider service contract, HC-02-0695, with Hunterdon County Legal Services Corp., to provide free legal services to low income County residents, in the amount of $26,250.
  62. RESOLUTION - Approving a provider service contract, HC-02-36U2, with Hunterdon County Housing Corporation, to provide help for low or moderate income residents to obtain housing through a mortgage assistance program and to provider residents with physical disabilities with low or moderate income, assistance to make modification to their home, in the amount of $27,000.
  63. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing May 12-14, 2002, as National Historic Preservation Week.
  64. RESOLUTION - Approving project application for Payment #6, for Bid #2001-53, for the Construction of the South County Garage, with DeSapio Construction, in the amount of $235,985.71.
  65. RESOLUTION - Approving project application for Payment #2, for Bid #2001-58, for the (Interior) Demolition and Construction of the (downtown) County Administrative Building, Main Street, Flemington Borough, with Dauti Construction Co., Inc., in the amount of $63,000.
  66. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #4, for Bid #99-53, for the Construction of the Golf Course, with The Landtek Group, Inc., increase of $9,779.
  67. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #5, for Bid #99-53, for the Construction of the Golf Course, with The Landtek Group, Inc., increase of $60,041.30.
  68. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing A Partnership for Health and "Step Out Hunterdon...Strides to Better Health.

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.
  2. To discuss hiring a design firm for recreation purposes.

X. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Prosecutor's Office, Requisition to attend the En-Case Guidance Software Training Course, from August 13 to 16, 2002, in Leesbury, Virginia, in the amount of approximately $1,760 (Registration-$1,250, Lodging $360-plus tax, Gas and Tolls - $150.)
  2. Health Department, Request to attend the National Association of County & City Health Officials Annual 2002 Conference, from July 10 to 13, 2002, in New Orleans, in the estimated amount of $1,300 for registration, airfare, meals and lodging.
  3. Information Technology, Request to attend the ESRI International User Conference and Workshops, from July 6 to 12, 2002, in San Diego, California, in the estimated amount of $2,000 to $3,000, for airfare, lodging, meals, and workshops.
  4. Somerset Wheelmen, Request to hold the annual N.J. Masters Road Cycling Championship on Saturday, June 22, 2002, from 7 am to 9:30 am, using road in East Amwell Township (Dutch Lane, right to Old York Road, right to Manners Road, right to Wertsville Road, and back to Dutch Lane.

XI. 5:00 p.m. CULTURAL & HERITAGE COMMISSION, Stephanie Stevens, Chairperson

  1. Presentation of awards for the student essay on "The Most Historic Plan in my Town".

XII. GRANT APPLICATIONS

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving the participation with the State of New Jersey administered by the Office of Insurance Fraud for the Prosecutor, in the amount of $54,427 in state funds.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving a grant application for the NJ Council of the Arts, FY2003-2005 "Local Arts Program", in the amount of $47,106 in state funds and $47,106 as a County Match.

XIII. FARMLAND PRESERVATION, Gary Pohorely, Planning Board

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving a contract for Sale of Development Easement, with East Amwell Township, as part of the PIG Program, for Block 20, Lot 6, in East Amwell Township, in the amount of $427,598 (SADC-$270,522, County-$72,691.66 and Township-$84,384.34).
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving a contract for Sale of Development Easement, with East Amwell Township, as part of the PIG Program, for Block 21, Lot 19, in East Amwell Township, in the amount of $264,000 (SADC-$175,200, County-$44,880 and Township-$43,920).
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving a contract for Sale of Development Easement, with East Amwell Township, as part of the PIG Program, for Block 20, Lot 24, in East Amwell Township, in the amount of $406,264 (SADC-$256,237, County-$69,064.88 and Township-$80,962.12).
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving a contract for Sale of Development Easement with Grace B. Staats, for Block 57, Lot 13.01, in Readington Township, in the amount of $558,600 (SADC-335,160, County-$111,720, Township-$111,720).
  5. To discuss the County's cost share for the 2000A Farmland Preservation Funding Round, for Development Easements purchased by East Amwell Township (McLarty/Ditzel and Mencheck Farms).

XIV. PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR, Frank J. Bell, AIA

  1. Update of various County projects and facilities.

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

  1. Update on all County Road and Bridge Projects.

XVI. PURCHASING, Charles J. Soriero, Jr.

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #00272, with the Hunterdon Symphony for Orchestra Camp, from June 24 to 28, 2002, for the Parks and Recreation Department, in the amount of $3,500.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #00273, with the Hunterdon Symphony for a concert performance on June 22, 2002, at Deer Path Park, for the Parks and Recreation Department, in the amount of $2,500.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #00274, with the Hunterdon Harmonizers, for a concert performance on June 27, 2002, at Deer Path Park, for Parks and Recreation, in the amount of $2,500.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #00280, with Oakwood Lanes, Inc., for a bowling instruction course during Sports Camp, for Parks and Recreation, in the amount of $2,960.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #00281, with Tom Furth, for a canoe instruction course, for Parks and Recreation, in the amount of $1,800.
  6. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #21483, with Motorola Inc., for an analyzer, paging protocols, internal battery and case, for Emergency Services, in the amount of $11,569.
  7. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #HCJ.21345, with the NJ Dept. Of Corrections, for the user fee for the FY2003 County Correctional Information System Funding Agreement, for Corrections, in the amount of $16,000.
  8. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #P&R.00287, with Sundance Music, Inc., for a concert performance at Deer Path Park on August 8, 2002, by Tom Chapin and Friends, for Parks and Recreation, in the amount of $4,200.
  9. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #P&R.03014, with John Brick, Ph.D., for review of discovery, report and preparation for Grand Jury, for the Prosecutor's Office, in the amount of $4,800.
  10. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Quote #0049-2002, for appraisal for the current Open Space Trust Fund program, to MGM Associates, in connection with Block 57, Lots 4, 5.02, 7, 8, 10, 11, 47, 52, 54, 55.01 and 56 in Lebanon Township, in an amount not to exceed $2,500.
  11. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Quote #0049-2002, for appraisal for the current Open Space Trust Fund program, to Curran Realty Advisors, in connection with Block 57, Lots 4, 5.02, 7, 8, 10, 11, 47, 52, 54, 55.01 and 56 in Lebanon Township, in an amount not to exceed $2,575.
  12. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Quote #0054-2002, for appraisal for the current Open Space Trust Fund program, to Valuation Consultants, Inc., in connection with Block 61, Lot 5), in an amount not to exceed $2,200.
  13. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2002-04, for Automated Data Processing Services for the Tax Board, to Vital Communications, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $79,335.
  14. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2002-10, to furnish Custom Fitted Uniforms and Accessories for Corrections, Parks and Recreation and the Sheriff's Office, to Ray's Sport Shop, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $90,630.16.
  15. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2002-16, to furnish and deliver Structural Steel, to Barbour Bros. Steel Co., Inc., in an amount not to exceed $62,521.03.
  16. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2002-17, for Galvanized Steel Bridge Decking for various County Bridges, to The Ohio Bridge Corporation, in an amount not to exceed $51,227.50.
  17. RESOLUTION - Approving a contract with Banisch Associates, Inc., for the delivery and installation of Build-out Analysis Extension software, for the Planning Board, in the amount of $24,000.
  18. RESOLUTION - Approving a contract with French and Parrello Associates, PA, for professional engineering and design services in connection with the Reconstruction of County Bridge T-87 and approach roadway, of Main Street over the Rockaway Creek, in Tewksbury Township, for Roads, Bridges and Engineering, in the amount of $149,291.
  19. RESOLUTION - Approving a contract with T & M Associates, for professional engineering services and site development for a Recreational Facility and Fairgrounds, for Parks and Recreation, in the amount of $34,950.
  20. RESOLUTION - Approving a contract with the State of New Jersey, DEP, Division of Science, Research and Technology, to provide a Nitrate Dilution Analysis using NJGS "Recharge-Based Nitration-Dilution Model for the State of New Jersey", for the Planning Board, in the amount of $6,000.

XVII. FREEHOLDERS AND STAFF COMMENTS

XVIII. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS (continued if necessary)

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