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HUNTERDON COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
Main Street County Complex, Second Floor
Tuesday, August 12, 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 July 31, 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 and executive session minutes of June 10, 2003, June 24, 2003 and July 08, 2003..
  2. Motion approving the payment of all claims as listed on the Claims Register dated August 12, 2003.
  3. RESOLUTION - Michael Falcone appointed unclassified, full time Investigator, Prosecutor’s Office.
  4. RESOLUTION - Donna LaRocca appointed permanent, full time Clerk Transcriber, Prosecutor’s Office.
  5. RESOLUTION - Edward Schaffer appointed permanent, full time Sheriff’s Officer, Sheriff’s Office.
  6. RESOLUTION - Elizabeth Schwartz appointed permanent, full time Health Educator, Health Dept.
  7. RESOLUTION - Cheryl Grotian appointed permanent, full time Library Assistant, Library.
  8. RESOLUTION - Susan Shirley appointed provisional, full time Senior Clerk Typist, County Clerk’s Office.
  9. RESOLUTION - Timothy Sullivan appointed provisional, full time GIS Specialist 3, Information Technology.
  10. RESOLUTION - Brenda Apgar appointed provisional, full time Senior Clerk Transcriber, Superintendent of Schools Office.
  11. RESOLUTION - Doreen Patterson appointed provisional, full time Corrections’ Officer, Corrections.
  12. RESOLUTION - Elizabeth Freanck appointed provisional, full time Librarian, Library.
  13. RESOLUTION - David Thomas Servis appointed provisional, part time Security Guard, Sheriff’s Office.
  14. RESOLUTION - Charles Fiebig appointed temporary, Engineering Aide, Engineering.
  15. RESOLUTION - Linda Martorano appointed temporary, Clerk Transcriber, Administration.
  16. RESOLUTION - Tiffany Smith appointed temporary, Student Assistant, Library.
  17. RESOLUTION - Approving Application for Payment #2, for Bid #2002-40, for various Hunterdon County Park Roof Replacements, with Eastgate Construction, Co., Inc., in the amount of $12,540.
  18. RESOLUTION - Approving Application for Payment #3, for Bid #2002-40, for various Hunterdon County Park Roof Replacements, with Eastgate Construction, Co., Inc., in the amount of $13,980.
  19. RESOLUTION - Approving Application for Payment #4, for Bid #2002-40, for various Hunterdon County Park Roof Replacements, with Eastgate Construction, Co., Inc., in the amount of $11,860.
  20. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #24, for Bid #2001-58, Construction of the Main Street County Complex, for installation of additional outlets for Mail Room, with Dauti Construction Co., Inc., increase of $373.46.
  21. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #25, for Bid #2001-58, Construction of the Main Street County Complex, for installation of conduit, wiring and labor to re-power existing electric panel, with Dauti Construction Co., Inc., increase of $696.66.
  22. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #26, for Bid #2001-58, Construction of the Main Street County Complex, for re-piping existing dual temperature piping in Hall of Records, with Dauti Construction Co., Inc., increase of $1,471.04.
  23. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #27, for Bid #2001-58, Construction of the Main Street County Complex, for installation of 3-Way Temperature Control Valve for AHUC-1, with Dauti Construction Co., Inc., increase of $5,668.15.
  24. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #28, for Bid #2001-58, Construction of the Main Street County Complex, for installation of an outside hydrant at front of building, with Dauti Construction Co., Inc., increase of $1,308.02.
  25. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #29, for Bid #2001-58, Construction of the Main Street County Complex, for installation of condensate pump for AHU-2 in basement storage area, with Dauti Construction Co., Inc., increase of $285.99.
  26. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #30, for Bid #2001-58, Construction of the Main Street County Complex, for re-directing roof water from Hall of Records roof to existing underground storm line, with Dauti Construction Co., Inc., increase of $1,502.57.
  27. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #31, for Bid #2001-58, Construction of the Main Street County Complex, for installation of electrical feeds for modular office partitions, with Dauti Construction Co., Inc., increase of $1,403.48.
  28. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #32, for Bid #2001-58, Construction of the Main Street County Complex, for installation of new electrical conduits from the pole at the street to the building, with Dauti Construction Co., Inc., increase of $3,818.00.
  29. RESOLUTION - Approving a Link Advertising Agreement with Hunterdon Care Center, for one year, in the amount of $1,668.
  30. RESOLUTION - Approving the “Alcohol and Drug Abuse Services Plan, 2004” and recommending its transmittal to the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, upon the recommendation of the Local Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.
  31. RESOLUTION - Approving appointments to the Professional Advisory Committee on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse.
  32. RESOLUTION - Approving a provider service contract with the Easter Seal Society of New Jersey to provide transitional living programs and permanent housing services to County residents with emotional disabilities, in the amount of $45,000.
  33. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a portion of Block 21, Lot 16, in connection with the Replacement of County Bridge Q-28 on Old Croton Road, in Raritan Township.
  34. RESOLUTION - Approving a Memorandum of Agreement with the Delaware & Raritan Greenway, Inc., in connection with the March 25, 2003 acquisition approval in East Amwell Twp.
  35. RESOLUTION - Approving an Employment and Reimbursement Agreement with Edward Schaffer, Sheriff’s Officer.
  36. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing the Hunterdon Economic Partnership in celebrating its 10th Anniversary.

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

VI. PUBLIC HEARING, Small Cities Community Development Block Grant

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving a Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Application for rehabilitate dwellings in various municipalities, in the amount of $500,000.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving the Citizens Participation Plan prepared by NJDCA for the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Program.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving the Housing Rehabilitation Policy and Procedural Manual for the Small Cities Program.

VII. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Women’s Crisis Services, Request to hold the annual Candlelight Vigil for Domestic Violence awareness, on October 27, 2003, from 6 to 7 pm, in front of the Hunterdon County Justice Center. WCS will also be commemorating its 25th Anniversary.

VIII. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, Cynthia J. Yard

  1. County Update.

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

  1. INTRODUCE - Capital Ordinance No. 16-03, authorizing landscaping at Heron Glen Golf Course, in the amount of $85,000.
  2. INTRODUCE - Capital Ordinance No. 17-03, authorizing the acquisition of equipment for Parks and Recreation, in the amount of $154,000.
  3. ADOPTION – Bond Ordinance No. 02-03, authorizing the design and construction of an Emergency Response Multi-Bay Building, in the amount of $650,000.
  4. RESOLUTION - Requesting the Division of Local Government Services to insert an item of revenue in the 2003 Budget, for State Domestic Preparedness Program, in the amount of $177,535.
  5. Acknowledge Receipt of the 2003 County Audit.

X. FARMLAND PRESERVATION

  1. RESOLUTION – Authorizing final approval for the acquisition of a development easement in Readington Township, (Miller Farm), (SADC - $183,768.75, County - $59,990.62, Township - $59,990.63).
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving a development easement in Franklin Township, from Henry Muehlbauer Jr. and Frances K. Tolley, (SADC – $743,400, County - $210,600, Township - $285,000.)

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. PARKS AND RECREATION, John G. Trontis, Director

  1. Operational Report for 2nd Quarter for Heron Glen.
  2. Proposed changes for Deer Management – Controlled Hunting Program, 2003/2004 Season.

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

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #3755, for forensic services and review of records, in connection with a case in the Prosecutor’s Office, in the amount of $2,730.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #21965, with James B. Hunt MFG., Co., for air packs and air purifying respirator, for Emergency Services, in the amount of $11,243.40.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #21969, with Mid-Atlantic Rescue Systems, for rescue equipment, for the Emergency Management Division of Emergency Services, in the amount of $6,520.13.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #21970, with Motorola, Inc., for radios, remote speaker mike, software and charger, for the Emergency Management Division of Emergency Services, in the amount of $32,139.06.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving the rejection of a bid package received from Condit Ford, for Bid #2003-21, for Two (2) 2003 F550 Super Duty XL Wheel Drive, Dual Rear Wheel Cab Chassis with a Thiele 2/4 Cubic Yard SES Heavy Duty Municipal Dump Body, Belt Driven Central Hydraulic System, Western PP 9.0 Uni-Mount Pro-Low, Swenson Under-Tailgate Spreader Model SA and associated equipment or approved equal, as it did not meet the County’s bid specifications.
  6. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2003-31, for Two (2) 2003 F550 Super Duty XL Wheel Drive, Dual Rear Wheel Cab Chassis with a Thiele 2/4 Cubic Yard SES Heavy Duty Municipal Dump Body, Belt Driven Central Hydraulic System, Western PP 9.0 Uni-Mount Pro-Low, Swenson Under-Tailgate Spreader Model SA and associated equipment or approved equal, to Ditschman Flemington Ford, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $111,200.60.
  7. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of County Quote #0080-2003, for appraisals for “Right of Way” acquisition in connection with the Reconstruction of County Bridge R-147, on Old York Road over Pleasant Run, in Readington Township, to Thomas Rodriquez Associates, in an amount not to exceed $4,400.
  8. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional engineering consulting agreement with Dewberry-Goodkind, Inc., for the preparation of construction plans, specifications and cost estimates in conjunction with the Readington-Tewksbury TID Improvements and the Reconstruction of County Bridge RT-16 and approach roadway over the Rockaway Creek, in the amount of $340,000
  9. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional engineering design services agreement with Keller and Kirkpatrick, Inc., in connection with the reconstruction of County Bridge R-165 and approach roadway of Barley Sheaf Road, over a tributary of the South Branch Raritan River, in the amount of 116,996.

XV. FREEHOLDERS AND STAFF COMMENTS

XVI. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS
(continued if necessary)


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