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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
March 25, 2003 - 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.
  3. To discuss land matters.

IV. 4:30 p.m. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing August Knispel

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 approving the regular and executive session minutes of November 26, 2002 and the executive session minutes of December 10, 2002.
  2. Motion approving the payment of all claims as listed on the Claims Register dated March 25, 2003.
  3. Motion to approve the Social Services Funds Report for February, 2003.
  4. RESOLUTION - Joan Tigar appointed permanent, full time Supervisor of Telephone Systems, Emergency Services.
  5. RESOLUTION - Geraldine Paolini appointed permanent, full time Library Assistant, Library.
  6. RESOLUTION - Melissa Allen appointed provisional, full time Senior Clerk Transcriber, Engineering.
  7. RESOLUTION - Karen Case appointed provisional, full time Library Clerk Driver, Library.
  8. RESOLUTION - James Palko appointed temporary, when and as needed, Student Assistant, Library.
  9. Motion to approve Certificates for Years of Service.
  10. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the release of a cash Road Opening Deposit to SynerMed Communications, in the amount of $3,000.
  11. RESOLUTION - Approving a consulting services agreement with Northeaster Utility Consultants, for establishing utility allowance schedules, for the Housing Agency, in the amount of $675.
  12. RESOLUTION - Approving an agreement with the Guitar Tree to provide wellness through music programs at the Hunterdon County Youth Facility, in the amount of $10,400.
  13. RESOLUTION - Approving appointments to the Solid Waste Advisory Board.
  14. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the acquisition of property in Lebanon Township, 302.8+ acres from September Farm, LP, for open space preservation, in connection with the Point Mountain Bioregion Preserve, in the amount of $1,250,000.
  15. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the acquisition of property in East Amwell Township, 89.98+ acres from George H. Pearson, for open space preservation, in connection with the Sourland Mountain Conservation Area zone, in the amount of $540,000.
  16. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the acquisition of property in Readington Township, 69.82+ acres from Michael DiGeronimo, for open space preservation, in connection with the Cushetunk Mountain Park, in the amount of $310,650.
  17. RESOLUTION - Approving three municipal grant program applications for 10% of the Open Space Trust Fund Allotment with Delaware Township in the amount of $32,599.56, Franklin Township in the amount of $12,409.12 and Raritan Township in the amount of $66,136.41; and one Nonprofit Grant application with NJ Conservation Foundation, in an amount not to exceed $179,800.
  18. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing Christopher Reidelman for attaining the designation of “Eagle Scout”.
  19. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing Matthew Cameron for attaining the designation of “Eagle Scout”.
  20. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing Robert M. Miller for attaining the designation of “Eagle Scout”.
  21. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services agreement with NW Financial Group, LLC, to provide financial advisory services in connection with the insurance, sale and marketing of bonds, in the amount of $12,500.
  22. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services agreement with Public Financial Management, Inc., to provide financial advisory services in connection with the insurance, sale and marketing of bonds, in the amount of $12,500.

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

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

  1. RESOLUTION - Authorizing transfer between certain 2002 Appropriate Reserve Accounts.

VIII. GRANTS

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving Area Plan Grant #10-016, for Telephone Reassurance services for seniors, with Hunterdon Helpline, Inc., in the amount of $6,000 in Federal Funds.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving Area Plan Grant #10-052, for Friendly Visiting services for seniors, with Hunterdon Helpline, Inc., in the amount of $9,340 in Federal Funds.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving Area Plan Grant #10-061, to provide Caregivers Support Groups for seniors, with Hunterdon Behavioral Health/Hunterdon Medical Center, in the amount of $13,294 in Federal Funds and $9,555 in State Funds.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving a grant application with Delta Dental Plan of New Jersey Foundation, Inc., to provide dental office visits for low-income, uninsured children’s dental care treatment, in the amount of $30,000.

IX. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Whitehouse Station #1 Fire Company, Requesting permission to hold a Coin Toss in front of the firehouse on County Route 523, on May 16 and 17, 2003. (Rain Dates: May 30 and 31, 2003).
  2. Prosecutor’s Office, Requisition for attendance at the International Conference on Domestic Violence, Sexual Assault and Stalking, in San Diego, California, from April 22 to 27, 2003, in the amount of $582.50 for airfare, $469 for registration, $750 for lodging, and $228 for meals.
  3. Corrections, Request to attend the 22nd Annual Training Conference and Jail Expo, from May 3 to 8, 2003, in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in the estimated amount of $1,657 for registration, airfare, meals and lodging.
  4. Emergency Services, Request to attend the Fire Department Instructors Conference and Training Symposiums, from March 31 to April 5, 2003, in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the estimated amount of $1,371 for registration, lodging and mileage.

X. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, Cynthia J. Yard

  1. Update on senior facilities.

XI. FARMLAND PRESERVATION, Gary Pohorely

  1. RESOLUTION - Authorizing preliminary approval for Holland Township’s PIG7/2004 Round Application, at the recommendation of the County Agricultural Development Board.
  2. RESOLUTION - Authorizing preliminary approval for Tewksbury Township’s PIG 7/2004 Round Application, at the recommendation of the County Agricultural Development Board.

XII. PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR, Frank J. Bell, AIA

  1. Update on various County buildings and projects.

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 #SUR.00306, with Dell Computers, Inc., for computer equipment, for the Surrogate’s Court, in the amount of $6,057.85.
  2. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of County Quote #0014-2003, for Appraisal Services for the current Open Space Program, for Block 8.02, Lot 26.02 in East Amwell Township, to C.L. Orbaker and Associates, Inc., in the amount of $2,200.
  3. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2003-01, for the leasing of golf carts for Heron Glen Golf Course, to E-Z-GO Division of Textron, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $228,672 (to be paid in forty-eight month payments of $4,764.
  4. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2003-02, for the Rehabilitation of Bridge D-304 Eastbound (Concrete Deck) and Westbound (Covered Bridge), on County Route 604, in Delaware Township, to ATM Traffic Systems, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $307,122.37.
  5. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid#2003-06, to furnish and deliver Traffic Paint Type “A” Water Borne Lead Free Paint, to Ennis Paint, Inc, in an amount not to exceed $30,652.
  6. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2003-10, to furnish and deliver Telespar Tubing and accessories, to Chemung Supply Corp., in an amount not to exceed $12,776.

XVI. SOLID WASTE/RECYCLING, Alan Johnson

  1. To discuss a motion by SWAC to the SWMP Amendment #16.

XVII. 5:15 p.m. HUNTERDON COUNTY HOUSING CORPORATION, Teresa H. Martin

  1. First Quarterly report as required by the Letter of Intent.
  2. Requesting an extension of the Letter of Intent from June 30, 2003 to June 30, 2004.

XVIII. FREEHOLDERS AND STAFF COMMENTS

XIX. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS (continued if necessary)

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