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Dated: 09/05/2003

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HUNTERDON COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
Main Street County Complex, Second Floor
Tuesday, September 09, 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 Main Street County Complex, Building #1, 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 session minutes of July 22, 2003 and the regular and executive session minutes of August 12, 2003.
  2. Motion approving the payment of all claims as listed on the Claims Register dated September 09, 2003.
  3. RESOLUTION- Todd Kowalski appointed unclassified, full time Investigator, Prosecutor’s Office.
  4. RESOLUTION - Rachel Cox appointed permanent, full time Youth Worker, Youth Facility.
  5. RESOLUTION - Jennifer Spence appointed permanent, part time Youth Worker, Youth Facility.
  6. RESOLUTION - Timothy Longacre appointed provisional, full time Mechanic, Roads and Bridges.
  7. RESOLUTION - Jeffrey Lane Jr. appointed provisional, full time Correction Officer, Corrections.
  8. RESOLUTION - Stephan Marsh appointed temporary, as needed Instructor, Emergency Services.
  9. RESOLUTION - Robert Umgelter appointed temporary, as needed Instructor, Emergency Services.
  10. RESOLUTION - Sarah Ruppert, Gardner, Parks and Recreation, adjustment of hours.
  11. RESOLUTION - Diane Attanasio, Public Health Rep. 3, Health Department, adjustment of hours.
  12. RESOLUTION - Essam Hanani, Public Health Rep. 3, Health Department, adjustment of hours.
  13. RESOLUTION - Approving Contract Amendment #1, for the Open Space Trust Fund Acquisition of 79 +/- acres in West Amwell Township, to accomplish a subdivision prior to the acquisition.
  14. RESOLUTION - Approving plans and specifications for the Milling, Resurfacing and Drainage of County Route 579 (from Pittstown through Hickory), in Alexandria and Union Townships.
  15. PROCLAMATION – Declaring September 15 through October 15, 2003 as “National Hispanic Heritage Month.”
  16. PROCLAMATION - Declaring October 2003 as “National Disability Awareness Month.”
  17. RESOLUTION - Approving of an agreement to release a portion of property, known as Block 34, Lot 26 (portion) and Block 38, Lot 9, from Mortgage in exchange for obtaining an Access Easement and future conveyance of real property (vacant land – 90.56+/- acres), in East Amwell Township, with the Delaware and Raritan Greenway, Inc., in an advanced amount of $540,000.
  18. RESOLUTION - Approving the partial release of a Memorandum of Agreement with the Delaware and Raritan Greenway, Inc., for the partial release of a portion or Block 34, Lot 26, in East Amwell Township.
  19. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the release of a cash Road Opening Deposit to Stephen Croghan in the amount of $500.
  20. PROCLAMATION – Recognizing September 11, 2003 as Patriot Day.

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

VI. GRANTS

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving the Operating Assistance Agreement Grant, with NJ Transit for FTA Section 5311, in the amount of $357,506 in federal funds and a County Match of $119,168.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving the renewal of DE 2-11-03, for the Multi-Jurisdictional Narcotics Enforcement Task Force Grant, with the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, in the amount of $203,174 in federal funds and a County Match of $85,987.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving the Subgrant Award for the SANE/SART Project, in the amount of $142,533 in federal funds and a County Match of $35,633, for the Prosecutor’s Office.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving a Subgrant Award for Phase II of the 2003 State Homeland Security Grant Program, in the amount of $599,944 in federal funds, of which $109,3278 was approved on 7/22/03, for the Sheriff’s Office and Emergency Management.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving a grant from the New Jersey Historic Trust, in the amount of $750,000 for the restoration of the historic Court House interior.
  6. RESOLUTION - Approving a project grant from the New Jersey Historical Trust, for the printing of “Vanishing Landscapes of Hunterdon County”, in an amount not to exceed $20,000, (state funding – 100%).

VII. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Roads, Bridges and Engineering, Requesting authorization for the acquisition of a right of way along County Routes 513 and 617, and easements for various bridges, in a not to exceed figure of $39,804.16.

VIII. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, Cynthia J. Yard

  1. County Update.

IX. FARMLAND PRESERVATION

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving a Development Easement in connection with the Planning Incentive Grant Program, from Ernest Russell Johnson and Doris E. Johnson, on Block 27, Lot 16 and Block 44, Lot 24, in Delaware Township, (SADC - $253,526.70, County - $49,539.70, Township - $99,079.40.)
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving a Development Easement in connection with the Farmland Preservation Program, from Jay D. Weeks and Mitilda K. Weeks, on Block 50, Lots 12, 15.05, 15.06, 15.07 and 15.08, in Lebanon Township, (SADC - $756,000, County - $201,600, Township - $302,400).
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving a Development Easement from Ri-Arm Corporation, on Block 16, Lot 13, in Alexandria Township, (SADC - $182,600, County - $48,848.80, Township - $54,568.80).
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving a Development Easement from Lebanon Township, on Block 40, Lot 13, in Lebanon Township, (SADC – $425,829, County - $120,650.30, Township - $163,2289).
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving a Development Easement from Richard D. and Pamela A. LaFevre, on Block 20, Lot 9, in Holland Township, (SADC – $210,807, County - $49,141.10, Township - $55,448.20).
  6. RESOLUTION - Approving a Development Easement from Delaware Township (Pauch), on Block 38, Lot 19.01, in Delaware Township, (SADC – $374,400, County - $104,832, Township - $129,168).

X. 5:00 p.m. FOR DISCUSSION

  1. Presentation by the Facilities Evaluation Committee.

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

  1. Update on various County road and bridge projects.

XII. PURCHASING, Charles J. Soriero, Jr.

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #PROS.03852, for services rendered in connection with a case, including record review and consultation, for the Prosecutor’s Office, in the amount of $8,960.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #HD.00030, with Dell Computer Inc., for computer equipment (server, backup, exchange licenses and exchange software), for the County Health Department/Bio-Terrorism Unit, in the amount of $17,375.93.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #40004148, with Service Tire Truck Center, for tires and labor, for Roads, Bridges and Engineering, in the amount of $13,981.25.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #40004099, with Varitronics Systems, Inc., for computer equipment including a plotter and scanner, for Roads, Bridges and Engineering, in the amount of $8,845.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #IT.1895, with Dell Computer Inc., for computer equipment (Dell PowerEdge 2650 Server), for Information Technology, in the amount of $7,684.47.
  6. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2003-25, for the Rental of Heavy Equipment, to Mackinson Crane, L.L.C., in an amount not to exceed $10,000.
  7. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of County Quote #0085-2003, for Environmental Property Assessment and Soil Sampling, for Block 98, Lot 200, in Readington Township, to Environmental Evaluation Group, in an amount not to exceed $3,964.
  8. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of County Quote #0086-2003, for Appraisals of the current Farmland Preservation Program, to C.L. Orbaker and Associates, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $10,600.
  9. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of County Quote #0086-2003, for Appraisals of the current Farmland Preservation Program, to Curran Realty Advisors LLC, in an amount not to exceed $5,150.
  10. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of County Quote #0086-2003, for Appraisals of the current Farmland Preservation Program, to Tom Rodriguez Associates, in an amount not to exceed $8,400.

XIII. FREEHOLDERS AND STAFF COMMENTS

XIV. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS (continued if necessary)

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