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AGENDA
HUNTERDON COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS

Route 12 County Complex
Building #1, 1st Floor
Freeholder's Meeting Room
Flemington , New Jersey
Tuesday, June 24, 2003 - 3:00 pm

2:45 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

  1. To discuss personnel matters.
  2. To discuss legal matters.
  3. To discuss land matters.

IV. 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 March 25, 2003 and the regular and executive session minutes of April 08, 2003.
  2. Motion approving the payment of all claims as listed on the Claims Register dated June 24, 2003.
  3. Motion to approve the Social Services Funds Report for May 2003.
  4. RESOLUTION - Jeanne Rabii appointed unclassified, full time Investigator, Prosecutor’s Office.
  5. RESOLUTION - Andrew Jones appointed permanent, full time Laborer, Parks and Recreation.
  6. RESOLUTION - Mary Noone-Kozikiewicz appointed permanent, full time Librarian, Library.
  7. RESOLUTION - Terry Edwards appointed permanent, full time Librarian, Library.
  8. RESOLUTION - Paul Bolanowski appointed permanent, full time Equipment Operator, Parks and Recreation.
  9. RESOLUTION - Lisa Storm appointed permanent, full time Senior Library Clerk Driver, Library.
  10. RESOLUTION - Gregory Ent appointed permanent, full time Engineering Aide, Engineering.
  11. RESOLUTION - Terrance Tiumac appointed permanent, full time Laborer, Parks and Recreation.
  12. RESOLUTION - Jessica Schomberg appointed permanent, part time Librarian, Library.
  13. RESOLUTION - Nancy Mileto appointed permanent, part time Library Assistant, Library.
  14. RESOLUTION - Warren Schultz appointed provisional, full time County Park Ranger, Parks and Recreation.
  15. RESOLUTION - Sandra Liebl appointed provisional, full time Senior Account Clerk, Superintendent of Schools Office.
  16. RESOLUTION - Deborah Vallone appointed provisional, part time Senior Clerk Typist, Health Dept.
  17. RESOLUTION - Christopher Tesauro appointed temporary, seasonal Recreation Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  18. RESOLUTION - Megan Oven appointed temporary, seasonal Recreational Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  19. RESOLUTION - Mark Vlazny appointed temporary, seasonal Laboratory Assistant, Health Dept.
  20. RESOLUTION - Jeremiah Harris appointed temporary, seasonal Laborer, Roads and Bridges
  21. RESOLUTION - Ryan McCormack appointed temporary, seasonal Laborer, Parks and Recreation.
  22. RESOLUTION - Corey Fleck appointed temporary, seasonal Laborer, Roads and Bridges.
  23. RESOLUTION - Margaret Puelle appointed temporary, seasonal Laboratory Assistant, Health Dept.
  24. RESOLUTION - Stephanie Rosso appointed temporary, seasonal Laboratory Assistant, Health Dept.
  25. RESOLUTION - Leonard Gilbert appointed temporary, seasonal Laborer, Roads and Bridges.
  26. RESOLUTION - Chris Abbott appointed temporary, seasonal Recreation Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  27. RESOLUTION - Kathy Burgess, Library Intern, Library, increase of hours.
  28. RESOLUTION - Sumantha Basnerjee, LINCs Coordinator, Health Department, salary adjustment.
  29. RESOLUTION - Sheila Marquier, Public Safety Telecommunicator Trainee, Emergency Services, leave of absence without pay.
  30. RESOLUTION - Approving change order #4, for Bid #2001-53, Construction of the South County Garage, with DeSapio Construction, Inc., in the increased amount of $4,785, for additional electrical work.
  31. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #12, for Bid #2001-53, Construction of the South County Garage, with DeSapio Construction, Inc., in the amount of $46,282.80.
  32. RESOLUTION - Approving a Caretaking and Occupancy Agreement with Chris Mattson, for property in Lebanon Township.
  33. RESOLUTION - Authorizing a weight limit of 10 tons on InterCounty Bridge L-93-w, on County Route 645, in Lebanon Township.
  34. RESOLUTION - Authorizing a weight limit of 3 tons on County Bridge T-61, on Potterstown Road, in Tewksbury Township.
  35. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the release of a Performance Bond, #SO4264, drawn on the First Indemnity of America Insurance Company, for Everitt’s Hill Associates, LLC, for Mintz & Associates, in the amount of $64,240.
  36. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the return of a Performance Bond to Mintz & Associates, in the amount of $64,240.
  37. RESOLUTION - Approving a Public Health Nursing Agreement with the Hunterdon Medical Center for 2003.
  38. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of real property in West Amwell Township, from Ramberg and Zoldi, in the amount of $691,250.
  39. RESOLUTION - Approving the supplemental Statewide Forensic Toxicologist Agreement with the NJ Dept of Law and Public Safety, for a term of seven years, commencing July 1, 2003.
  40. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing Jonathon F. Muniz for having achieved the designation of “Eagle Scout”.
  41. RESOLUTION - Approving a provider service contract with Hunterdon Behavioral Health/HMC, to provide transitional services, mental health services and counseling services, in the amount of $345,116 of direct County funds, $43,647 of State Juvenile Justice funds, and $9,371 of Social Service Block Grant funds.
  42. RESOLUTION - Approving a provider service contract with Volunteer Guardianship One-on-One, Inc., to provide guardianship services, in the amount of $6,000.
  43. RESOLUTION - Approving a provider service contract with Hunterdon County Legal Services, to provide free legal services to low income County residents, in the amount of $27,983.
  44. RESOLUTION - Approving a provider service contract with Hunterdon Helpline, Inc., to provide telephone information and referral services, after hours LINK transportation delay coverage and maintenance of the County’s Human Services Database, in the amount of $50,000.
  45. RESOLUTION - Approving three municipal and one non-profit grant program applications for the Open Space Trust Fund.
  46. RESOLUTION - Approving the appointment of Steve Ross to the Solid Waste Advisory Board to represent Bloomsbury Borough.
  47. RESOLUTION - Approving the submission of an application for the New Jersey Food Stamp Nutrition Education Plan by Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Family and Consumer Sciences Department, in the amount of $119,091 in grant funds and $66,266 as a County in-kind match.
  48. RESOLUTION - Approving the specifications for Painting of Various Bridges, C-32, D-3437, D-383 and G-63, in various municipalities.

V. PRESENTATION OF NJAC’S FOUNDATION ANNUAL PARTNERS IN EDUCATIONAL EXCELLENCE SCHOLARSHIP

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

VII. HEALTH DEPARTMENT, John W. Beckley, Director

  1. To discuss inspection fees.

VIII. GRANTS

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving an Operating Assistance Application for Section 5311/NJ Transit Grant funding, in the amount of $357,506, with a County Match of $119,168.
  2. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the filing of an application with NJ Transit Corporation, for the Section 5311 Grant.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving the Recreation Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities grant application for 2004, in the amount of $19,884.17 of State funds and a County Match of $3,976.83. (Total grant: $24,911) .
  4. RESOLUTION - Amendment to Area Plan Grant #10-050/051, for Certified Home Health Aides, increase of $10,000 in state and federal funds.

IX. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Rutgers’ Cooperative Extension, Requesting funds for attendance at the 2003 National Association of County Agricultural Agents conference, from July 12 to 18, 2003, in Greenbay, Wisconsin, (Budgeted amount $900.)
  2. Emergency Services, Request to attend the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials annual conference, from August 10 to 14, 2003, in Indianapolis, Indiana, in the estimated amount of $2,080.32, for registration, lodging, meals and air fare.
  3. Famous Trials Theater, Inc., request to use historic Court House, from September 20 to October 12, for the Trail fo the Century re-enactments. (No conflict with proposed renovations).
  4. Alexandria Township Historical Society, requesting permission to erect a sign at the entrance to the land leading to the Prevost House.

X. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, Cynthia J. Yard

  1. Report on Veterans’ Medal Ceremony of June 14, 2003.
  2. Status of Guidelines for use of County Facilities and Rooms.

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

  1. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 15-03, Authorizing improvements to the County Transfer Station, in the amount of $420,000.
  2. RESOLUTION - Requesting the insertion of an item of revenue in the 2003 budget for Delta Dental Plan of New Jersey Foundation, Inc., in the amount of $30,000.
  3. RESOLUTION - Requesting the insertion of an item of revenue in the 2003 budget for the Tobacco Control, Prevention, Treatment and Education Services Grant, in the amount of $30,000.
  4. RESOLUTION - Requesting the insertion of an item of revenue in the 2003 budget for the Human Services Grant for Services for the Homeless, in the amount of $53,016.
  5. RESOLUTION - Requesting the insertion of an item of revenue in the 2003 budget for the Underground Storage Tank Spill Fund, in the amount of $2,241.
  6. RESOLUTION - Requesting the insertion of an item of revenue in the 2003 budget for the 2003 CEHA Grant, in the amount of $151,000.
  7. RESOLUTION - Approving an agreement with Somerset County to form a joint Workforce Investment Board and to enter into an agreement with the Greater Raritan Workforce Investment Board outlining each parties roles and responsibilities to carry out the functions defined in the State Plan.
  8. RESOLUTION - Approving an agreement with Somerset County and the Workforce Investment Board to carry out the roles and responsibilities defined in the WIA in the development of a comprehensive, integrated and market-driven Bi-County Workforce Investment Board.

XII. PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR, Frank J. Bell, AIA

  1. Update on various County buildings and projects.

XIII. 5:00 p.m. PUBLIC HEARING

  1. For the replacement of County Bridge Q-28, on Old Croton Road, in Raritan Township.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving improvements and offers in connection with the appraisals for the acquisition of necessary properties for the replacement of County Bridge Q-28, on Old Croton Road, in Raritan Township.

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

  1. Update on various County road and bridge projects.

XV. FARMLAND PRESERVATION, Gary Pohorely

  1. RESOLUTION - Authorizing final approval of the Rodrigues Farm, in Franklin Township, PIG4/Round 2001B Application.
  2. RESOLUTION - Authorizing final approval of the Young Farm, in Tewksbury Township, PIG3/Round 2001A Application.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving preliminary approval for 18 easement purchase applications in the Farmland Preservation Program, in the estimated total amount of $1,876,000.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving applications for final approval and funding priority in the 2003 Round.

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

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition No. PUR.11013, with Canon, c/o Danka, for a digital copies for the County Clerk’s Office, in the amount of $16,550.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition No. IT.1829, with Dell Computer CO., for software licensing, for the Information Technology Department, in the amount of $12,323.03.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition No. HCJ.45298, with Tele-Measurements, Inc., for video conferencing equipment, for the County Jail, in the amount of $24,929.35.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition No. PUR.90, with Ricoh Business Systems, for a wide format copier, for the County Clerk’s Office, in the amount of $7,183.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition No. PUR.91, with Allied Office Products, for tables and chairs, for the Administration Department, in the amount of $7,949.40.
  6. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services agreement with Gould Environmental, Inc., using County Quote No. 0055-2003, for “Environmental Property Assessment for various properties for the Open Space Trust Fund Program,” in an amount not to exceed $2,700.
  7. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services agreement with Triassic Technology, Inc., using County Quote No. 0041-2003, for “Environmental Property Assessment for various properties for the Open Space Trust Fund Program,” in an amount not to exceed $1,400.
  8. RESOLUTION - Approving a modification to the professional services agreement with Valuation Consultants, for additional work in connection with the Open Space Trust Fund, in the increased amount of $800.

XVII. FREEHOLDERS AND STAFF COMMENTS

XVIII. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS (continued if necessary)

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