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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
December 10, 2002
3:00 pm

2:30 P.M. HCUA

l. 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 Contractual matters.
  2. To discuss Personnel matters.
  3. To discuss various land issues

IV. 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 payment of all claims as signed and listed on the Claims Register dated December 10, 2002.
  2. RESOLUTION - Michael Turri appointed permanent, full time Laborer, Roads, Bridges and Engineering.
  3. RESOLUTION - Jescenia Oviedo appointed permanent, part time Library Assistant, Library.
  4. RESOLUTION - Glen Spinks appointed provisional, full time Library Clerk Driver/Security Guard, Library.
  5. Authorizing Certificates for Years of Service.
  6. RESOLUTION - Approving a Contract of Sale of Utility Easement for Block 23, Lot 13, with 2008 Broadway, Inc., for the Reconstruction of County Bridge N-3/Leigh Street/State Route 173 Intersection Improvements.
  7. RESOLUTION - Approving the plans and specifications for the Resurfacing of County Route 513, in High Bridge Borough and Lebanon Township.
  8. RESOLUTION - Approving final payment on Bid #2002-12, for the Reconstruction of County Bridge W-45, over Swan Creek, in West Amwell Township, with Rencor, Inc., in the amount of $10,783.74.
  9. RESOLUTION - Approving final payment on Bid #2002-33, for the Reconstruction of West Woodschurch Road, in Readington Township, with Mannon Excavating and Paving Co., in the amount of $2,321.78.
  10. RESOLUTION - Approving a provider service contract with Literacy Volunteers of America, for the purpose of teaching County residents to read and fully communicate in English, in the amount of $5,000.
  11. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services agreement with Guitar Tree, for music performance and workshops, at the Hunterdon County Youth Facility, amount not to exceed $3,400.
  12. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services agreement with The Center for Educational Advancement, for Job Search/Job Readiness services, for County residents, amount not to exceed $14,400.
  13. RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to the contract with Hunterdon Behavioral Health of the Hunterdon Medical Center, which provides services to seniors, to extend the contract through December 31, 2002, and increase the budget by $5,000 with Area Plan Grant funds.
  14. RESOLUTION - Authorizing signature of Sheriff's Officers FOP Lodge 94 contract for the period of January 1, 2001 through December 31, 2005.
  15. RESOLUTION - Recognizing the FOP Lodge 186 have voted to affiliate with the FOP/New Jersey Labor Council, Inc.
  16. RESOLUTION - Approving Amendment #3 to the Health Services Contract with East Amwell Township.
  17. RESOLUTION - Approving Amendment #3 to the Health Services Contract with Flemington Borough.
  18. RESOLUTION - Approving a Joint Funding Agreement with the U.S. Department of the Interior, U.S. Geological Survey, for water resources investigations, for the annual maintenance of the Neshanic River Gauge required by the County's Water Allocation permit for the golf course, in the amount of $1,500.

V. 4:30 P.M. FINANCE, Charles Balogh, Jr., County Treasurer

  1. PUBLIC HEARING - Bond Ordinance No. 22-02, for acquisition and renovations to a building for Polytech, in the amount of $6,600,000.
  2. Advising the public hearing for Bond Ordinance No. 23-02 will be held on December 23, 2002 at 4:00 p.m., due to newspaper not publishing the introduction.
  3. RESOLUTION - Requesting the Division of Local Government Services insert an item of revenue in the 2002 budget, for the 2002 County Environmental Health Act, in the amount of $808.
  4. RESOLUTION - Requesting the Division of Local Government Services insert an item of revenue in the 2002 budget, for the Subregional Transportation Planning Program, in the amount of $60,112.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving the cancellation of a grant receivable for the Right to Farm Activities Grant, in the amount of $5,205.85.

VI. GRANTS

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving a grant award with the New Jersey Historical Commission, increasing the General Operating Support budget by $25,000, for Grant No. GOS-03-035, for the period of September 1, 2002 through June 30, 2003.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving a grant with the New Jersey Human Services, for various Disaster Relief services related to the World Trade Center, in the amount of $116,000.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to Area Plan Grant No. 10-001, for Administration of the Area Plan Grants, increase in federal funds of $9,000.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to Area Plan Grant No. 10-017/039, for senior health services and preventive health services, increase in federal funds of $200.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to Area Plan Grant No. 10-032, for information and assistance to seniors, increase in federal funds of $502.
  6. RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to Area Plan Grant No. 10-035, for caregivers support for seniors, increase in federal funds of $5,010.
  7. RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to Area Plan Grant No. 10-045, for the Mr. Fixit Program for small home repairs for seniors, increase in federal funds of $592.
  8. RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to Area Plan Grant No. 10-050/051, for Certified Home Health Aide services to seniors, decrease in donations of $11,210.
  9. RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to Area Plan Grant No. 10-054, for Care Coordination for seniors, increase in federal funds of $1,274.
  10. RESOLUTION - Approving a Waiver Justification for the Mr. Fixit Program to be administered through the Office on Aging, not the Public Housing Agency, as they did not submit a proposal for 2003 to administer the program.

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

A. Tewksbury Township - Request to discuss bridges in the Township.

VIII. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, Cynthia J. Yard

  1. County Update.

IX. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Information Technology, Request to have William Youells attend a Windows 2000 Server Class, in Morristown, New Jersey, at Global Knowledge, in the amount of $2,595. (Transportation - County Car).
  2. Garden State Underwater Recovery Unit, Request to hold a "Coin Toss" on Saturday, December 21, 2002, from 8:00 am until 2:00 pm, at the Route 519 and Bridge Street Intersection, in Milford, New Jersey.

X. FARMLAND PRESERVATION

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving the Contract for Sale of Development Easement from Kathleen Kappus, for Block 18, Lot 9, in Alexandria Township, (SADC - $465,050, Township - $121,568, County - $107,682).

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

  1. Approving Requisition # 21693, with Whelan Enterprises, for Tower Maintenance for the backup County Tower site, for Emergency Services, in the amount of $8,750.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #IT.1704, with ePlus, for the replacement of defective fiber switch in the Records Center, for Information Technology, in the amount of $7,654.
  3. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the extension of Bid #99-34, with United Telephone Company of New Jersey, a/k/a Sprint, for Interstate Long Distance Telephone Service, for the period December 28, 2002 through December 27, 2003, in an amount not to exceed $12,214.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving a contract modification to the professional services agreement with Bohren and Bohren Engineering Associates, for surveying services for the Farmland Preservation Program, increase of $2,000.
  5. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of County Quote No. 0148-2002, for Appraisal Services for the Open Space Program, for Block 59, Lots 22 and 26, in Alexandria Township, to Robert F. Heffernan, in an amount not to exceed $5,300.

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

  1. Update of various Road and Bridge projects.
  2. To discuss the upgrade of County Bridge F-48, on Kingtown Road, in Franklin Township.

XIII. FREEHOLDERS AND STAFF COMMENTS

XIV. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS (continued if necessary)

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