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Dated: 09/19/2003

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HUNTERDON COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
Main Street County Complex, Second Floor
Tuesday, September 23, 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 September 19, 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. 3:30 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 September 09, 2003.
  2. Motion approving the payment of all claims as listed on the Claims Register dated September 23, 2003.
  3. Motion to approve the Social Services Funds Report for August, 2003.
  4. RESOLUTION - Meileen Acosta appointed unclassified, full time Research Scientist, Health Department.
  5. RESOLUTION - Dinah Rowbotham appointed permanent, full time Assistant Planner, Planning Board.
  6. RESOLUTION - James Guzy appointed permanent, full time Public Safety Telecommunicator Trainee, Emergency Services.
  7. RESOLUTION - Nicole McCall appointed provisional, full time Assistant Planner, Planning Board.
  8. RESOLUTION - Louis Fineberg appointed provisional, full time Senior Planner, Planning Board.
  9. RESOLUTION - David Bolwby Jr. appointed provisional, full time Correction Officer, Corrections.
  10. RESOLUTION - Jonathan Crawley appointed provisional, full time Senior Youth Worker, Youth Facility.
  11. RESOLUTION - Patricia Seibert appointed temporary, as needed Instructor, Health Department.
  12. RESOLUTION - Dorothy Wismer appointed temporary, as needed Instructor, Health Department.
  13. RESOLUTION - Elaine Malanga appointed temporary, as needed Instructor, Health Department.
  14. RESOLUTION - Carol Deeb appointed temporary, as needed Instructor, Health Department.
  15. RESOLUTION - Beatrice Bolan appointed temporary, as needed Instructor, Health Department.
  16. RESOLUTION - James Dickson, Road Repairer, Roads and Bridges, leave of absence without pay.
  17. RESOLUTION - William Mahon, Construction Inspector, Engineering, leave of absence without pay.
  18. Motion to approve Certificates for Years of Service.
  19. RESOLUTION - Authorizing a resolution adopted on December 23, 2002, for Bid #99-06, for electrical work for the Construction of the Hunterdon County Route 12 Office Building project with Anything Electric Co., in the amount of $2,931.33 be recinded.
  20. RESOLUTION - Approving a revised Application for Payment #13, for Bid #99-06, for electrical work for the Construction of the Hunterdon County Route 12 Office Building project with Anything Electric Co., in the amount of $7,547.18.
  21. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #20, for Bid #99-06, for the Construction of the Route 12 Office Building, with Hadju Inc., increase of $1,815.85.
  22. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #21, for Bid #99-06, for the Construction of the Route 12 Office Building, with Hadju Inc., increase of $5,985.63.
  23. RESOLUTION - Approving the plans and specifications for the Reconstruction of County Bridge FC-62, on Hamden Road over the South Branch of the Raritan River, in Clinton and Franklin Townships.
  24. RESOLUTION - Approving the plans for the Reconstruction of county Bridge Q-28, on Old Croton Road over the Wickecheoke Creek, in Raritan Township.
  25. RESOLUTION - Approving the plans and specifications for the Reconstruction of County Bridge L-4 on County Route 513 over the Little Brook, in Lebanon Township.
  26. RESOLUTION - Approving the establishment of a memorial on County properties policy.
  27. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services agreement with Gentile & Turpen, P.C. to serve as Bond Counsel.
  28. RESOLUTION - Approving a professionals services agreement for non-medically related home care services with EJ Staffing Solutions/Open Arms, in the amount of $2,000.
  29. RESOLUTION - Approving a provider service contract with the Hunterdon Drug Awareness Program, Inc., to provide intervention activities and treatment, screening, and substance abuse media campaign, in the amount of $99,116 of direct County funds and $27,843 of Chapter 51 state funding.
  30. RESOLUTION - Approving a provider service contract with Catholic Charities, Diocese of Metuchen, to provide services to at-risk residents, in the amount of $101,222 of direct County funds, $41,286 of Chapter 51 state funding, $5,860 of State Juvenile Justice funding and $10,000 of Social Service Emergency Disaster Relief funding.

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

VI. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Knights of Columbus, requesting permission to use the Church Street Garage Lot on Sunday, October 05, 2003, for registration for the “Life Chain”.
  2. New Jersey Ride for Aids, requesting permission to use portions of County roads during the weekend of October 3 to 5, 2003, for a charity bicycle run, in Lebanon and Tewksbury Townships.

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

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving the cancellation of a grant receivable from the 2002 Clean Communities Grant, in the amount of $45.35.
  2. RESOLUTION - Requesting the Division of Local Government Services to include in the 2003 County Budget the Juvenile Accountability Incentive Block Grant, in the amount of $25,531.
  3. RESOLUTION - Requesting the Division of Local Government Services to include in the 2003 County Budget the Community Justice Grant, in the amount of $22,000.
  4. RESOLUTION - Requesting the Division of Local Government Services to include in the 2003 County Budget the State/Community Partnership Grant Program, in the amount of $262,077.
  5. RESOLUTION - Requesting the Division of Local Government Services to include in the 2003 County Budget the Work First New Jersey Grant, in the amount of $140,486.
  6. RESOLUTION - Requesting the Division of Local Government Services to include in the 2003 County Budget the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Response Team Grant, in the amount of $142,533.
  7. RESOLUTION - Requesting the Division of Local Government Services to include in the 2003 County Budget the 2003 County Environmental Health Act Grant, in the amount of $200,000.

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 Readington Township, on Block 57, Lots 2 and 2.05, in Readington Township, (SADC-$272,832, County-$76,734, Township-$76,734).
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving a Development Easement in connection with the Planning Incentive Grant Program, from Readington Township, on Block 66, Lot 17, in Readington Township, (SADC-$224,000, County-$63,000, Township-$63,000)
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving a Development Easement in connection with the Farmland Preservation Program, from Raymond Aron Jr. and Carol A. Aron, on Block 19, Lot 19, in Delaware Township, (SADC-$149,906.70, County-$39,308.87, Township-$43,972.63).
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving a Development Easement in connection with the Farmland Preservation Program, from Kathleen Kappus, on Block 18, Lot 9, in Alexandria Township, (SADC-$434,960.20, County-$100,714.73, Township-$113,702.27).
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving a Development Easement in connection with the Farmland Preservation Program, from John J. and Lorraine Spencer, on Block 13, Lot 8, in Clinton Township, (SADC-$984,000, County-$262,400, Township-$393,600).

X. PROJECT UDPATE, Frank J. Bell, Administrator

  1. Update of County projects and facilities.

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 #01022, with the NJ Recreation and Parks Association, Amusement Park tickets, for Parks and Recreation, in the amount of $5,069.85.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #01102, with Motorola, for radios for the Health Department, in the amount of $28,392.39, to be paid through the CEHA grant.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #22020, with Aether Systems, Inc., for a maintenance agreement for Emergency Services, in the amount of $11,086.20.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #45396, with Canon, for a digital copier, for Corrections, in the amount of $13,676. \
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #PR.00281, with Storr Tractor Company, for a Turf Aerator/Seeder, for Parks and Recreation, in the amount of $8,268.
  6. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #PROS.3860, with Computer Square, for computer software, for the Prosecutor’s Office, in the amount of $33,000.
  7. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Quote #0076-2003, for Comprehensive Engineering Services for Bridge Inspections in connection with the Landsdown and Columbia Trails, to Arora and Associates, P.C., in an amount not to exceed $20,600.
  8. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Quote #0092-2003, for Surveying Services for the current Farmland Preservation Program, to Surburan Consulting Engineers, in an amount not to exceed $12,543.
  9. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Quote #0092-2003, for Surveying Services for the current Farmland Preservation Program, to DeMuro Associates Consulting, in an amount not to exceed $6,300.
  10. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Quote #0092-2003, for Surveying Services for the current Farmland Preservation Program, to Heritage Consulting Engineers, in an amount not to exceed $6,100.
  11. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Quote #0092-2003, for Surveying Services for the current Farmland Preservation Program, to Bohren and Bohren Engineering Associates, in an amount not to exceed $14,650.
  12. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Quote #0092-2003, for Surveying Services for the current Farmland Preservation Program, to Robert W. Lee Associates, in an amount not to exceed $5,400.
  13. RESOLUTION - Approving the rejection of a bid from Seely Equipment Supply Co, Inc., in connection with Bid #2003-20, to furnish and deliver 2 Alamo Brahma 5’ Side-Mounted Hydraulic Flair Mowers with Mounting and Associated Equipment or approved equal, as the proposal did not meet the County’s equivalency test.
  14. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2003-20, to furnish and deliver 2 Alamo Brahma 5’ Side-Mounted Hydraulic Flair Mowers with Mounting and Associated Equipment or approved equal, to Storr Tractor Company, in an amount not to exceed $42,444.
  15. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2003-26, for Roof Replacement at the LaPort Property, to Eastgate Construction Co., Inc., in an amount not to exceed $9,300.

XIII. FREEHOLDERS AND STAFF COMMENTS

XIV. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS (continued if necessary)

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