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AGENDA
HUNTERDON COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
Historic Court House,
Main Street, Flemington,
New Jersey 08822
February 25, 2003 - 3:00 pm

Open Session to Convene at 3:00 pm

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 07, 2003, to the Hunterdon County Democrat, Lambertville Beacon, The Express, Courier News, Trenton Times, Hunterdon Review and Star Ledger, The Hunterdon County News, 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 matters.
  2. To discuss contractual matters.

IV. 4:00 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. Motion approving the regular and executive session minutes of September 10, 2002.
  2. Motion approving the payment of all claims as signed and listed on the Claims Register dated February 25, 2003.
  3. Motion approving the Social Services Funds Report for January 2003.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving an increase to the professional services agreement with N. Suaslis and Associates, Inc. of $5,000.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving the By-Laws of the Solid Waste Advisory Council.
  6. RESOLUTION - Approving appointments to the Solid Waste Advisory Council.
  7. RESOLUTION - Approving the reappointing of Frank J. Fuzo to the Hunterdon County Utilities Authority.
  8. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #1-Final, for Bid #02-23, for Deck Rehabilitation of Bridges P-161 and H-102-W, with Ritacco Construction, Inc., increase of $114.27.
  9. RESOLUTION - Approving final payment on Bid #02-23, for Deck Rehabilitation of Bridges P-161 and H-102-W, with Ritacco Construction, Inc., in the amount of $7,222.11.
  10. RESOLUTION - Approving final payment on Bid #02-27, for the 2002 Resurfacing and Surface Treatment on various County Roads, with Tilcon New York, Inc., in the amount of $9,486.24.
  11. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #1, for Bid #2001-58, for (Interior) demolition and construction of the (downtown) County Administration Building, with Dauti Construction Co., Inc., in the amount of $516,972.90.
  12. RESOLUTION - Approving a Water Purchase Contract with the New Jersey Water Supply Authority, for seven years, for the golf course, in the amount of $50,176.73.
  13. RESOLUTION - Michael Coropolo appointed permanent, full time Laborer, Roads and Bridges.
  14. RESOLUTION - Lori Coronado appointed temporary, when and as needed, Building Maintenance Worker, Buildings and Maintenance.
  15. RESOLUTION - Ian Burgess appointed temporary, when and as needed, Student Assistant, Library.

IV. FOR DISCUSSION

  1. Request for donation from the HMC.

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

VII. FINANCE, Charles Balogh, Jr., County Treasurer

  1. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the change of custodian for Petty Cash for the Prosecutor’s Office to J. Patrick Barnes, County Prosecutor.

VIII. GRANTS

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving a Community Garden Grant application with the Garden Club of Somerset Hills, for funding in the amount of $600, for the development of an Herbal Alphabet Garden at the Hunterdon County Children’s Garden.

IX. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, Cynthia J. Yard

  1. Update on various matters.

X. CORRESPONDENCE

Old Business

  1. Prosecutor’s Office, Request permission to attend National Association of Extradition Officials annual conference, in Ashville, North Carolina, from May 25 to May 28, 2003, in the amount of $300 for registration, and an estimated amount of $1,178 for lodging, airfare, gas, tolls and meals. (Not grant funded.)

New Business

  1. Prosecutor’s Office, Request permission to attend the Association of Traumatic Stress Specialists 11th Annual Conference, in League City, Texas, from April 2 to April 6, 2003, in the amount of $285 for registration, and an estimated amount of $1,309.98 for lodging, airfare, meals and airport parking. (To be paid with grant funds).
  2. Milford Fire Co., Inc., No. 92, Requesting permission to hold a coin toss on Saturday, March 29, 2003, from 8 am to 4 pm.

XI. FARMLAND PRESERVATION, Gary Pohorely

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a development easement from Ernest Russell and Doris Johnson, on Block 27, Lot 16 and Block 44, Lot 24, in Delaware Township. (SADC - $261,000, County - $51,000, Township - $102,000).

XII. PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR, Frank J. Bell, AIA

  1. Update on various County buildings and projects.
  2. Request schematic approval of the Emergency Response Unit Building.
  3. Request approval of a proposal from Van Cleef Engineering for surveying services for the Library addition, in the amount of $650.00.

XIII. ROADS, BRIDGES and ENGINEERING, John P. Glynn, Director

  1. Update on various County road and bridge projects.

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

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #255, with Progress Printing Company, Inc., for printing of ballots and machine sheets for the Special School Election on March 11, 2003, for the County Clerk’s Office, in the amount of $8,341.50.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #40002742, with Garden State Highway Products, for reflective sheeting, for the Roads, Bridges and Engineering Department, in the amount of $15,420.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving a modification to the professional services agreement with Van Cleef Engineering, to perform surveying services on the Hoffman Farm for the Open Space Program, increase of $8,900.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving a modification to Bid #99-49, for Refuse Disposal Service with Raritan Valley Disposal, who has become a Division of Republic Services, Inc. of Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and will be known as Republic Services of New Jersey L.L.C.
  5. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2003-01, for Resurfacing of County Route 513, in High Bridge Borough and Lebanon Township, to Della Pello Contracting Co,., Inc., in an amount not to exceed $888,065.87.

XV. POLYTECH UPDATE

XVI. FREEHOLDERS AND STAFF COMMENTS

XVII. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS
(continued if necessary)

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