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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
April 27, 2003 - 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 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

01. To discuss personnel matters.
02. To discuss legal matters.
03. To discuss land matters.

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. Motion approving the regular session minutes of September 18, 2002 and the regular and executive session minutes of February 11, 2003 and February 25, 2003.
  2. Motion approving the payment of all claims as listed on the Claims Register dated May 27, 2003.
  3. Motion to approve the Social Services Funds Report for April, 2003.
  4. RESOLUTION - Mary Ann Rodenberger appointed permanent, full time Assistant Executive Director, Office on Aging.
  5. RESOLUTION - Philip Fleming appointed provisional, full time Senior Road Repairer, Road, Bridges and Engineering.
  6. RESOLUTION - Kenneth Sutphen appointed provisional, full time Senior Road Repairer, Road, Bridges and Engineering.
  7. RESOLUTION - Charlie Pierman appointed provisional, full time Senior Road Repairer, Road, Bridges and Engineering.
  8. RESOLUTION - Anthony Cavazza appointed provisional, full time Senior Road Repairer, Road, Bridges and Engineering.
  9. RESOLUTION - Deborah Herrighty appointed provisional, full time Housing Assistance Technician, Public Housing Agency.
  10. RESOLUTION - Keith Wieder appointed provisional, full time Senior Stock Clerk, Roads, Bridges and Engineering.
  11. RESOLUTION - Curt Blomquist appointed provisional, full time Senior Bridge Repairer, Roads, Bridges and Engineering.
  12. RESOLUTION - Lawrence Bonham appointed provisional, full time Senior Bridge Repairer, Roads, Bridges and Engineering.
  13. RESOLUTION - Ryan Neary appointed temporary, when and as needed seasonal, Laborer, Roads, Bridges and Engineering.
  14. RESOLUTION - Jonathan James appointed temporary, when and as needed seasonal, Laborer, Roads, Bridges and Engineering.
  15. RESOLUTION - Marie Heyduck appointed temporary, when and as needed seasonal, Clerk Transcriber, Rutgers’ Cooperative Extension.
  16. RESOLUTION - Brandon Brown-Webster appointed temporary, when and as needed seasonal, Engineering Aide, Roads, Bridges and Engineering.
  17. RESOLUTION - Jonathan Calta appointed temporary, when and as needed seasonal, Summer Nature Program Assistant, Parks and Recreation.
  18. RESOLUTION - Sara Mizak appointed temporary, when and as needed seasonal, Summer Nature Program Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  19. RESOLUTION - Stacey Salvato appointed temporary, when and as needed seasonal, Clerk Typist, Administrator’s Office.
  20. RESOLUTION - Daniel Wene appointed temporary, when and as needed seasonal, Laborer, Roads, Bridges and Engineering.
  21. RESOLUTION - Scott Johnson appointed temporary, when and as needed seasonal, Summer Recreation Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  22. RESOLUTION - Arthur McEvoy appointed temporary, when and as needed seasonal, Building Maintenance Worker, Buildings and Maintenance.
  23. RESOLUTION - Edward Knapp appointed temporary, when and as needed seasonal, Laborer, Roads, Bridges and Engineering.
  24. RESOLUTION - Richard Echevarria appointed temporary, when and as needed, Student Assistant, Library.
  25. RESOLUTION - Emily Ferencze appointed temporary, when and as needed, Student Assistant, Library.
  26. RESOLUTION - Timothy Marcis appointed temporary, when and as needed seasonal, Laborer, Parks and Recreation.
  27. RESOLUTION - Suzanna Desan appointed temporary, when and as needed seasonal, Nature Program Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  28. RESOLUTION - David Clapp appointed temporary, when and as needed seasonal, Recreation Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  29. RESOLUTION - Seth Victor appointed temporary, when and as needed seasonal, Recreation Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  30. RESOLUTION - Jill Boyd-Moscowitz appointed temporary, when and as needed seasonal, Nature Program Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  31. RESOLUTION - Ricky Snyder appointed temporary, when and as needed seasonal, Building Maintenance Worker, Buildings and Maintenance.
  32. RESOLUTION - Lewis Slack appointed temporary, when and as needed seasonal, Building Maintenance Worker, Buildings and Maintenance.
  33. RESOLUTION - Approving Art Show Waiver Agreements for the 29th Annual Hunterdon County Art Show.
  34. RESOLUTION - Concurring with the Hunterdon County Housing Corporation on the appointment of Edward “Jay” Wilusz, Jr.
  35. RESOLUTION - Approving a Subcontract for FY’02 Local Scoping Project entitled: “Scope of Work for Level of Action Assessment: D-300, Rosemont-Raven Rock Road over the Lockatong Creek”, in the Township of Delaware.
  36. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the release of a performance bond in the form of a Letter of Credit, to Eugene Fansfuss (Sydney Acres), in the amount of $15,000.
  37. RESOLUTION - Approving a Joint Purchasing Agreement and Maintenance with the Township of Readington, for property known as Block 20, Lots 16, 22 and 23, for open space in connection with the Cushetunk Mountain Park, (County’s contribution $310,650), total purchase price $710,183.
  38. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services agreement with Vantage Health System/Touchstone, for Residential Substance Abuse Treatment Services, for eligible County residents in accordance with the Multi-Disciplinary Team and County Guidelines, in the amount of $30,000.
  39. RESOLUTION - Approving the entering into a partnership with Somerset and Warren Counties, in the name of the Tri-County Care Management Organization, to ensure compliance for the NJ Partnership for Children, to provide a continuum of services to the tri-county families, and to continue use of existing providers to seek Medicaid reimbursement and provide Mobile Response.
  40. RESOLUTION - Approving a provider service contract with Education Services Commission, to provide parenting education classes and adult basic education classes, in the amount of $120,311.
  41. RESOLUTION - Approving a provider service contract with Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Hunterdon and Somerset Counties, to provide adult volunteers to serve as role models in one-on-one relationships with at-risk children, in the amount of $14,000.
  42. RESOLUTION - Approving a modification to the contract with Correctional Health Services, to include services to the Youth Facility, increase of $17,408.
  43. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing John Reid Nielson for attaining the designation of “Eagle Scout.”
  44. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing Justin Troy Hoffart for attaining the designation of “Eagle Scout.”
  45. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing Keith M. Voss for attaining the designation of “Eagle Scout.”
  46. PROCLAMATION - Declaring June 05, 2003 as “National Hunger Awareness Day”, in the County.

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

  1. PUBLIC HEARING - Capital Ordinance No. 04-03, Acquisition of office furniture, fixtures and business equipment, in the amount of $181,530.
  2. PUBLIC HEARING - Capital Ordinance No. 05-03, Acquisition of computer equipment, in the amount of $285,000.
  3. PUBLIC HEARING - Capital Ordinance No. 06-03, Acquisition of Heavy Public Works Machinery and Equipment for Roads, Bridges and Engineering, in the amount of $617,500.
  4. PUBLIC HEARING - Capital Ordinance No. 07-03, Acquisition of various equipment for Roads, Bridges and Engineering and the Vehicle Services Division, in the amount of $35,000.
  5. PUBLIC HEARING - Capital Ordinance No. 08-03, Authorizing improvements and renovations at the Route 12 Garage Facility, in the amount of $60,000.
  6. PUBLIC HEARING - Capital Ordinance No. 09-03, Acquisition and replacement of various equipment and renovations to the Correction Facility, in the amount of $180,000.
  7. PUBLIC HEARING - Capital Ordinance No. 10-03, Authorizing improvements to the Emergency Services Training Center, in the amount of $60,000.
  8. PUBLIC HEARING - Capital Ordinance No. 11-03, Authorizing improvements and renovations to various County facilities, in the amount of $63,000.
  9. PUBLIC HEARING - Bond Ordinance No. 12-03, Authorizing the reconstruction, resurfacing, widening, construction and improvement of various public highways, roads and streets, in the amount of $6,570,000.
  10. PUBLIC HEARING - Bond Ordinance No. 13-03, Authorizing the construction, reconstruction, replacement and rehabilitation of various bridges and culverts, in the amount of $2,490,000.
  11. PUBLIC HEARING - Bond Ordinance No. 14-04, Authorizing the appropriation of necessary funds for Phase II of the Improvement of Real Property and Construction of the County 4-H Fairgrounds, in the amount of $875,000.

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

  1. James P. Agresti, to discuss construction at Deer Path Park.

VII. GRANTS

  1. RESOLUTION - Accepting a grant in the amount of $40,000 in Federal Emergency Management Funds, for the purpose of updating the County Emergency Operations Plan, Inventory Critical Response Assets, Develop Standardized School Plans and to exercise these plans.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to Area Plan Grant #10-046, for the Housing Repair Program, increase in state funds of $6,739 and an increase in federal funds of $6,261.

VIII. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Office on Aging, Request attendance for 2 individuals at the National Association of Area Agencies on Aging Annual Conference, from July 13 to 16, 2003, in Baltimore, Maryland, in the estimated amount of $1,361.50 for mileage, registration, lodging and meals.
  2. Parks and Recreation, Request to accept Polytech’s donation of a greenhouse facility and furnishings and requesting to purchase a new double plastic cover, gravel floor and material for new footings in the amount of $4,200.
  3. Parks and Recreation, Received a request to participate in a tick and white mouse study.

IX. FARMLAND PRESERVATION PROGRAM, Gary Pohorely

  1. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the final approval for the acquisition of a Development Easement with the Township of Raritan, (Maraspin), (SADC - $515,428.32, County - $137,447.55, Township - $206,171.33).
  2. RESOLUTION - Authorizing final approval for the acquisition of a Development Easement with East Amwell Township, (Furst), (SADC - $267,095.39, County - $77,534.79, Township - $77,534.79).
  3. RESOLUTION - Authorizing final approval for the acquisition of a Development Easement with Readington Township, (Reno), (SADC - $391,386.22, County - $130,462.08, Township - $130,462.07).

X. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, Cynthia J. Yard

  1. Update on Veterans Medals.
  2. Update on Space Needs.

XI. PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR, Frank J. Bell, AIA

  1. Update on various County buildings and projects.

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

  1. Update on various County road and bridge projects.

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

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #00866, with Henry Schein, for dozes of Fluzone Vaccine, for the Hunterdon County Health Department, in the amount of $50,690.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #CC.293, with Progress Printing Company, for printing ballots for the Annual School Election, for the Hunterdon County Clerk’s Office, in the amount of $27,250.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #HS.01773, with Dell Marketing, L.P., for a Power Edge 2600 Server, for the Department of Human Services, in the amount of $8,516.15.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #11012, with Cannon, c/o Danka, for image-runners, finishers, network multi-pds printers, print controllers, scan station and associated equipment, for the Department of Central Printing and Mail, in the amount of $70,901.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #40003394, with S. Zafis, Inc., for demolition of fire damaged building, for Roads, Bridges and Engineering, in the amount of $8,500.
  6. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2003-12, for a 2003 Aktec Model over center Aerial Device Mounted on a 2003 Sterling Acterra Chassis, for the Roads, Bridges and Engineering Department, in the amount of $161,723.
  7. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services agreement for appraisal services in connection with the Open Space Trust Fund, for property in Stockton Borough, with Valuation Consultants, Inc., in the amount of $2,800.

XIV. CULTURAL AND HERITAGE COMMISSION, Stephanie Stevens, Chairperson

  1. Presentation of awards for Student Essays for “The Most Historic Place in my Town”.

XV. HUNTERDON AREA RURAL TRANSIT (HART), Tara Braddish

  1. Presentation on findings and recommendations for the LINK Transportation System Analysis and Review, by Abrams-Cherwony & Associates.

XVI. FREEHOLDERS AND STAFF COMMENTS

XVII. CELEBRATION FOR THE OPENING OF THE DOG PARK

XVIII. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS
(continued if necessary)

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