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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
June 11, 2002
2:00 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 June 5, 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. 2:00 p.m. EXECUTIVE SESSION REQUESTS

  1. To discuss contractual matters.
  2. To discuss personnel matters.
  3. To discuss property issues.

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

  1. PUBLIC HEARING - Capital Ordinance No. 16-02, authorizing additional funding for improvements to the Columbia/Landsdown Trails, in the amount of $60,000.
  2. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 17-02, authorizing the acquisition of heavy public works machinery and equipment for Roads, Bridges and Engineering, in the amount of $562,000.

V. 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. Motion to approve the regular and executive session minutes of April 23, 2002 and May 14, 2002.
  2. Approving the payment of all claims as signed and listed on the Claims Register dated June 11, 2002.
  3. RESOLUTION - Joseph Nemeth appointed permanent, full time Mechanic's Helper, Roads and Bridges.
  4. RESOLUTION - Mark Ninnemann appointed permanent, full time Building Maintenance Worker, Buildings and Maintenance.
  5. RESOLUTION - Thomas Sheppard appointed permanent, full time Environmental Education Specialist, Parks and Recreation.
  6. RESOLUTION - Barbara Riesenfeld appointed permanent, full time Supervising Librarian, Library.
  7. RESOLUTION - Amanda Philipp appointed permanent, full time Supervising Librarian, Library.
  8. RESOLUTION - Kristin Momberg appointed permanent, full time Supervising Librarian, Library.
  9. RESOLUTION - Lisa Delena appointed permanent, part time Public Safety Telecommunicator, Emergency Services.
  10. RESOLUTION - Daniel Rice permanent, part time Public Safety Telecommunicator, Emergency Services.
  11. RESOLUTION - Tomasina Corley permanent, part time Public Safety Telecommunicator, Emergency Services.
  12. RESOLUTION - Matthew Krok permanent, part time Public Safety Telecommunicator, Emergency Services.
  13. RESOLUTION - Samantha Yukniewicz permanent, part time Public Safety Telecommunicator, Emergency Services.
  14. RESOLUTION - Fred Schutts permanent, part time Public Safety Telecommunicator, Emergency Services.
  15. RESOLUTION - Kathleen Burd appointed provisional, full time Library Clerk Driver, Library.
  16. RESOLUTION - Cynthia Stokes appointed provisional, full time Librarian, Library.
  17. RESOLUTION - Amy Banko appointed provisional, full time Senior Account Clerk/Senior Index Clerk, County Clerk's Office.
  18. RESOLUTION - Michael Rasimowicz appointed provisional, full time Senior Data Processing Programmer, Information Technology.
  19. RESOLUTION - Sharon Longo appointed provisional, full time Agricultural Resources Specialist 3, Planning Board.
  20. RESOLUTION - Sonia Gonzales appointed provisional, full time Gardener, Parks and Recreation.
  21. RESOLUTION - Guy Silliman appointed provisional, full time Public Safety Telecommunicator, Emergency Services.
  22. RESOLUTION - Rebecca Rosso appointed provisional, full time Sanitary Inspector Trainee, Health Department.
  23. RESOLUTION - Colleen Waldron appointed temporary, seasonal Nature Program Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  24. RESOLUTION - Emily Flesher appointed temporary, seasonal Nature Program Leader, Parks and Recreation
  25. RESOLUTION - Elizabeth Langley appointed temporary, seasonal Nature Program Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  26. RESOLUTION - Kerry Cimino appointed temporary, seasonal Nature Program Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  27. RESOLUTION - Sandra L. Szempruch appointed temporary, seasonal Laborer, Rutgers Cooperative Extension.
  28. RESOLUTION - James Beyer Jr. appointed temporary, seasonal Laborer, Rutgers Cooperative Extension.
  29. RESOLUTION - Alan Hunt appointed temporary, seasonal GIS Intern, Information Technology.
  30. RESOLUTION - Mark Patullo appointed temporary, seasonal Laborer, Roads and Bridges.
  31. RESOLUTION - Ryan Hostetler appointed temporary, seasonal Laborer, Roads and Bridges.
  32. RESOLUTION - Megan Oven appointed temporary, seasonal Recreation Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  33. RESOLUTION - Mark Goktuna appointed temporary, seasonal Student Assistant, Library.
  34. RESOLUTION - Christopher Abbott appointed temporary, seasonal Recreation Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  35. RESOLUTION - Penny Males, Senior Clerk Transcriber, Human Services, change of hours to 40 per week.
  36. RESOLUTION - Mary Noone-Kazakiewicz, provisional, full time Librarian, Library, salary adjustment.
  37. RESOLUTION - Robert Bush Jr., Supervising Electrician, Buildings and Maintenance, salary adjustment.
  38. Motion approving Certificates for Years of Service.
  39. RESOLUTION - Approving funding for acquisition costs with Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance for property in Bethlehem Township.
  40. RESOLUTION - Approving a subcontract for the Scope of Work for Level of Action Assessment for Rockafellows Mill Bridge (RQ-164), in Raritan and Readington Townships.
  41. RESOLUTION - Approving Application for Payment #7, for Bid #2001-53, for the Construction of the South County Garage, with DeSapio Construction, Inc., in the amount of $124,272.33.
  42. RESOLUTION - Approving an agreement with Warren County for the Deck Rehabilitation of InterCounty Bridge H-102-W, on County Route 519, over the Musconetcong River, in Holland Twp.
  43. RESOLUTION - Approving the release of a cash Performance Bond to Louis Neapolitan, AA&G Builders, in the amount of $28,082.25.
  44. RESOLUTION - Accepting and approving the 2001 Homeless Continuum of Care System Plan, upon the recommendation of the Health and Human Services Advisory Council.
  45. Accepting the Site Reviews made by the Health and Human Services Advisory Council for the 2002 Monitoring Process.
  46. Human Services is advising the HHSAC is approving an application for World Trade Center Assistance Fund Plan, in the amount of $121,000, from the Social Services Emergency Disaster Relief Fund.
  47. RESOLUTION - Approving a provider service contract with Hunterdon County Legal Services Corporation to provide free legal services for low income County residents, in the amount of $27,982.
  48. RESOLUTION - Approving a provider service contract with Meals on Wheels in Hunterdon, Inc., to provide nutritious menus (regular diet and low sodium) to the homebound and disabled, in the amount of $15,000.
  49. RESOLUTION - Approving a provider service contract with Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program, Inc., for intervention activities and treatment of persons with substance abuse problems, in the amount of $87,116 of direct County funds and $27,995 of State Chapter 51 funds.
  50. RESOLUTION - Approving final payment on Bid #2001-48, for the Reconstruction of County Bridge E-240, over the Neshanic River, on Route 609 (Manners Road), in East Amwell Township, with Kyle Conti Construction, LLC, in the amount of $32,859.69.
  51. RESOLUTION - Approving final payment on Bid #2001-49, for the Reconstruction of County Bridge E-239, over the Neshanic River, on Route 609 (Manners Road), in East Amwell Township, with Kyle Conti Construction, LLC, in the amount of $21,033.39.
  52. RESOLUTION - Approving a Consignment Sales Agreement with Books NJ, to sell books from the Cultural and Heritage Commission.
  53. RESOLUTION - Approving a weight limit of 11 Tons for Bridge R-123 on Holland Brook Road, in Readington Township.
  54. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #1, for Bid #2001-58, for general construction of the County Administration Building, Main Street, Flemington, with Dauti Construction Co., Inc., increase of $89,000.
  55. RESOLUTION - Approving Application for Payment #3, for Bid #2001-58, for general construction of the County Administration Building, Main Street, Flemington, with Dauti Construction Co., Inc., in the amount of $112,950.
  56. RESOLUTION - Approving the appointment of Ruth Wood, to the Office on Aging Advisory Council.
  57. RESOLUTION - Recognizing the many accomplishments of Fred Clucas.

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

VII. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, Cynthia J. Yard

  1. County Update.

VIII. PARKS and RECREATION, John Trontis, Director

  1. Presentation on the 4-H Agricultural Park.

IX. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Health Department, Requisition for training for Rebecca Rosso, entitled: "Environmental and Public Health Course, from June 10 to July 26, 2002, at Cook College in New Brunswick, New Jersey, in the amount of $1,735.
  2. Health Department, Requisition for training for Tiffany Woodard entitled: "SAS Programming 1: Essentials" and "Introduction to Programming Concepts using SAS Software", from August 7 to 9, 2002, in Bedminster, New Jersey, in the amount of $1,551.25 (To be paid through the Lincs-BT Grant).
  3. Emergency Services, Requesting reimbursement for the APCO Communications Supervisor Course, attended by three instructors, in the amount of $1,442.22, (to be reimbursed through a state grant).
  4. Cherryville Repeater Association II, Request to use the Library Headquarters' field on Route 12, for their annual Field Day event, which is part of a nationwide and international test of emergency communications and operator skills, from Friday, June 21, 2002 at 1:00 p.m. until Sunday, June 23, 2002, at 6:00 p.m.
  5. Bethlehem Township, Request to dispose of a surplus municipal 1985 F-800 Ford Gas Dump Truck, at the County Auction, on August 3, 2002.

X. GRANT APPLICATIONS

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving a contract with the New Jersey Department of Human Services to administer non-service related aspects of the Personal Assistant Services Program, in the amount of $12,982.

XI. FARMLAND PRESERVATION, Gary Pohorely, Planning Board

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with Readington Township (Wade), for Block 53, Lot 22, Funding: SADC-$650,708.25, County-$175,190.69, Readington-$175,190.68.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with Grace B. Staats, for Block 57, Lot 13.01, Funding: SADC-$335,160, County-$111,720, Readington-$111,720.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with East Amwell Township (GJ Kanach), for Block 20, Lot 23.02, Funding: SADC-193,596, County-$53,238.90, East Amwell-$43,238.90.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with Raritan Township (Rogers), for Block 80, Lot 17, Funding: SADC-$574,200, County-$191,400, Raritan Township-$191,400.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with Raritan Township (Adda/Lawrence), for Block 86, Lot 2.01.
  6. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with Alexandria Township (Lyness), for Block 13, Lot 8.
  7. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with Alexandria Township (Swift), for Block 10, Lot 48.
  8. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with the Amwell Valley Conservancy, for Block 6, Lots 4 and 5, Block 7, Lots 5, 6, 7, 14.01, 17 and 20, in West Amwell Township.
  9. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with Stephanja Chwat, for Block 12, Lot 2, in Raritan Township, Funding: SADC-$340,159.90, County-$76,810.30, Raritan Township-$76,810.30.
  10. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with Raritan Township (Everitt), for Block 86, Lots 11, 15, 15.03 and 22.
  11. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with E.J. Foley, Inc., for Block 46, Lot 1, in Delaware and Kingwood Townships, Funding: SADC-$987,350, County-$266,693, Delaware-$277,247.88 and Kingwood-$52,809.12.
  12. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with Union Township (Geiler), for Block 28, Lot 21.
  13. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with Hunterdon County (Kanach), for Block 18, Lot 19, in East Amwell, Funding: SADC-$463,410, County-$278,046.
  14. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with Kelly, for Block 10, Lot 68, in Alexandria Township.
  15. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with Kris R. Nielsen and Patricia Galloway, for Block 32, Lot 1, in East Amwell, Funding: SADC-$390,567.60, County-$103,829.54, East Amwell-$128,755.66.
  16. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with Raritan Township (Maraspin), for Block 84, Lot 2.01.
  17. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with Readington Township (Burjan), for Block 93, Lot 28.
  18. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with Readington Township (A. Reno), for Block 66, Lot 2.
  19. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with Readington Township (J. Schley), for Block 14, Lot 50.
  20. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with Norman F. S. Russell, Jr., for Block 27, Lot 47 and Block 31, Lot 3, in East Amwell, Funding: SADC-$431,756.73, County-$116,395.91, East Amwell-$144,085.43.
  21. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with Robert and Mary Schenck, for Block 5, Lot 11, in Delaware Township, Funding: SADC-$257,355, County-$67,977, Delaware Township-$75,978.
  22. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with Edward G. Zanetti, for Block 84, Lot 2.02, in Raritan Township, Funding: SADC-$361,920, County-$96,512, Raritan-$144,768.
  23. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with Brodeen I, for Block 44, Lot 27, in Delaware Township.
  24. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with Brodeen II, for Block 44, Lot 27.01, in Delaware Township.
  25. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with East Amwell Township ( Furst), for Block 20, Lot 6.
  26. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with East Amwell Township (Hill), for Block 21, Lot 19.
  27. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with Halstead, for Block 20, Lots 17.07 and 18, in East Amwell Township.
  28. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with Readington Township (P. Reno), for Block 46, Lot 22.01.
  29. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with Readington Township (Scanlon I), for Block 55, Lot 17.
  30. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a Farmland Development Easement with Readington Township (Scanlon II), for Block 55, Lot 17.02.
  31. RESOLUTION - Approving the Contract for Sale of Development Easement with Readington Township, for Block 75, Lot 19.01, Funding: SADC-$234,000, County-$78,000, Readington Township-$142,266.

XII. PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR, Frank J. Bell, AIA

  1. Update of various County projects and facilities.

XIII. 5:15 p.m. ROADS, BRIDGES AND ENGINEERING, John P. Glynn, Director

  1. Update on all County Road and Bridge Projects.
  2. To discuss the Route 31 Congestion Mitigation Project.

XIV. PURCHASING, Charles J. Soriero, Jr., Purchasing Agent

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #PR.00330, with Odetta Gorden for a concert performance on July 25, 2002, at Deer Path Park, for the Parks and Recreation Department, in the amount of $6,000.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #HD.00456, with Gateway, Inc., for computer equipment, for the Health Department in the amount of $8,588.20.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #40001494, with Gavazzi Tire, Inc., for various tires, for Roads, Bridges and Engineering, in the amount of $6,430.89.
  4. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the extension of Bid #2001-33, for leasing of six parking spaces at the Hawke property, with Lee B. Roth Law Offices, for an addition six months, effective July 1, 2002 through December 31, 2002, amount to be received $1,440.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving the award of County Quote #0062-2002, for appraisal services for the Open Space Trust Fund Program, for property in Bethlehem Township and Hampton Borough, to Norman J. Goldberg, in an amount not to exceed $2,850.
  6. RESOLUTION - Approving the award of County Quote #0062-2002, for appraisal services for the Open Space Trust Fund Program, for property in Bethlehem Township and Hampton Borough, to Boehm Appraisal Services, in an amount not to exceed $2,690.
  7. RESOLUTION - Approving the award of County Quote #0063-2002, for appraisal services for the Open Space Trust Fund Program, for property in Clinton Township, to Valuation Consultants, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $1,800.
  8. RESOLUTION - Approving a Document Indexing & Imaging Application Software Maintenance Agreement for the County Clerk's Office, to Eisenberg Associates, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $11,900.
  9. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the extension of Bid #97-04, for Radio Communications Maintenance, for a period of 94 days, through September 10, 2002, with Radio Communications Services, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $21,500.
  10. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the rejects of bids for Bid #2001-19, for the Maintenance of Radio Communications Equipment, from Procomm Systems, Inc. and Tuway Wireless, as they were over the approved County budget for this service.

XV. FREEHOLDERS AND STAFF COMMENTS

XVI. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS (continued if necessary)

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