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TENTATIVE AGENDA
HUNTERDON COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS

Main Street County Complex, Second Floor
Tuesday, October 28, 2003 - 3:00 pm

2:00 p.m. Hunterdon Convalescent Home, Flemington – Veteran Medal Presentation

2:45 p.m. HCUA

l. 3:00 p.m. 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 October 22, 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. 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 August 26, 2003 and the regular and executive session minutes of October 14, 2003.
  2. Motion approving the payment of all claims as listed on the Claims Register dated October 28, 2003.
  3. Motion to approve the Social Services Funds Report for September, 2003.
  4. RESOLUTION - Victoria Wieboldt appointed permanent, full time Senior Clerk Transcriber, Division of Social Services, Human Services Department.
  5. RESOLUTION - Edward Kopp appointed permanent, full time Supervising Engineer, Engineering.
  6. RESOLUTION - Scott Bartok appointed provisional, full time Plumber, Buildings and Maintenance.
  7. RESOLUTION - George Price Jr. appointed provisional, full time Senior Maintenance Repairer, Buildings and Maintenance.
  8. RESOLUTION - Debra Schulze appointed provisional, full time Administrative Clerk, Emergency Services.
  9. RESOLUTION - William Lee appointed temporary Recreation Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  10. RESOLUTION - Shane Mallon appointed temporary, Student Assistant, Library.
  11. RESOLUTION - Concurring with the Hunterdon County Housing Corporation on reappointments to the Housing Corporation.
  12. RESOLUTION - Approving the reappointment of Tripp Hindle to the Vocational School Board of Education (Polytech).
  13. RESOLUTION - Approving an agreement with Rutgers University for assistance in performing surveillance activities in connection with the County’s Black Fly Program, in the amount of $17,963.
  14. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the discharge of mortgage for Block 33, Lot 58, in High Bridge Borough.
  15. RESOLUTION - Approving a Terminate License Agreement and to Provide Access to Parking Facilities at “Deer Path Park” with the YMCA.
  16. RESOLUTION - Approving County Policy #2003-02 for use and oversight of Cellular Phone Use.
  17. RESOLUTION - Setting a public hearing on November 12, 2003 at 5:00 p.m. in connection with the reconstruction of County Bridge R-147 on Old York Road, in Readington Township.
  18. RESOLUTION - Approving two municipal grant program applications and two nonprofit grant program applications at the recommendation of the Open Space Advisory Committee.
  19. RESOLUTION - Approving a modification to the budget for The ARC of Hunterdon County, increase of $5,000 in Council Initiatives fundsing.
  20. RESOLUTION - Approving Health Services Agreement Amendment #4 with Readington Township to comply with food inspection fees.
  21. RESOLUTION - Approving Health Services Agreement Amendment #4 with High Bridge Borough to comply with food inspection fees.
  22. RESOLUTION - Approving Health Services Agreement Amendment #4 with Kingwood Township to comply with food inspection fees.
  23. RESOLUTION - Approving Health Services Agreement Amendment #4 with Flemington Borough to comply with food inspection fees.
  24. RESOLUTION - Approving Health Services Agreement Amendment #4 with Bethlehem Township to comply with food inspection fees.

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

VI. CORRESPONDENCE

    1. Prosecutor’s Office, Requisition requesting permission to attend the 6th annual Sex Crimes Information Sharing Conference, from November 18 to 20, 2003, in the amount of $381.35 for food, registration and lodging. (To be paid from the VOCA Grant).
    2. Hunterdon County Housing Corporation, Requesting an extension of time to prepare of necessary paperwork in connection with the closing on the Church Street property, until March 31, 2004.

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

    1. ADOPTION - Bond Ordinance No. 18-03, authorizing the acquisition of development easements on agricultural land, for the Farmland Preservation Program, in the amount of $4,200,000.
    2. ADOPTION - Bond Ordinance No. 19-03, authorizing the acquisition of real property for use as public park and recreation facilities, in the amount of $5,520,000.
    3. ADOPTION - Capital Ordinance No. 20-03, authorizing the acquisition of buses, in the amount of $288,000.
    4. ADOPTION - Bond Ordinance No. 21-03, authorizing the renovation, repair and construction of an existing structure for use as a senior citizens center, in the amount of $2,000,000.
    5. RESOLUTION - Requesting the Division of Local Government Services insert an item of revenue in the 2003 Budget for the Hunterdon Decontamination Trailer, in the amount of $75,000.
    6. RESOLUTION - Requesting the Division of Local Government Services insert an item of revenue into the 2003 Budget for State Domestic Preparedness Program Phase I, in the amount of $109,327.

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 Franklin Township, on Block 10, Lot 4, in Franklin Township, (SADC-$206,912, County-$58,194, Township-$59,194).
    2. RESOLUTION - Approving a Development Easement in connection with the Planning Incentive Grant Program, from Readington Township, on Block 75, Lots 35 and 40, in Readington Township, (SADC-$267,872.90, County-$86,841.79, Township-$86,841.79).
    3. RESOLUTION - Approving a Development Easement in connection with the Planning Incentive Grant Program, from Bethlehem Township, on Block 44, Lot 6, in Bethlehem Township, (SADC-$595,000, County-$146,400, Township-$234,400).
    4. RESOLUTION - Approving a Development Easement in connection with the Planning Incentive Grant Program, from Bethlehem Township, on Block 44, Lots 22 and 22.03, in Bethlehem Township, (SADC-$343,200, County-$79,200, Township-$105,600).
    5. RESOLUTION - Approving a Development Easement in connection with the Planning Incentive Grant Program, from Bethlehem Township, on Block 44, Lot 12, in Bethlehem Township, (SADC-$168,740, County-$36,300, Township-$36,900).
    6. RESOLUTION - Approving a Development Easement in connection with the Farmland Preservation Program, from James H. Rigney and Tiffany Teeter, on Block 59, Lot 1, in Delaware Township, (SADC-$413,611.11, County-$111,963.06, Township-$138,959.05).
    7. RESOLUTION -Approving application to be considered for the 2004A Funding Round at the recommendation of the CADB.
    8. RESOLUTION – Authorizing final approval and funding for applications in accordance with the CADB’s easement purchase criteria for final approval.
    9. RESOLUITON – Authorizing preliminary approval for additional easement purchase applications for Daley and Rey in the 2004A funding round.
    10. RESOLUTION – Approving a Municipal/County Cost Sharing Agreement for the Bunting farm, Branche farm and Busch farm in Bethlehem Township.
    11. RESOLUTION –Approving Maintenance Easements for structure No. D-378 in Delaware Township in connection with the Development Easement for Doris E. Johnson, in the amount of $710.80.
    12. RESOLUTION – Approving a Development Easement and a Restrictive Covenant from Bernard S. Beatty and Sharon J. Beatty, on Block 29, Lot 11 and Block 30, Lot 2, in Bethlehem Township, (SADC-$314,776.16, County-$57,133.54, Township-$57,133.53).
    13. RESOLUTION - Approving a Development Easement and a Restrictive Covenant from Edward and Linda Huff, on Block 30, Lot 1, in Bethlehem Township, (SADC-$285,607.50, County-$55,865.94, Township-$55,865.93).

X. 5:00 p.m. PLANNING BOARD, Caroline Armstrong, Assistant Director

    1. Smart Growth Program Presentation.

XI. GRANTS

    1. RESOLUTION - Approving the 2004 State/Community Partnership Grant, in the amount of $238,777.
    2. RESOLUTION - Authorizing individuals to sign various allocations administered by Human Services.
    3. RESOLUTION - Approving Contract #HIKZ4C, for the provision of $52,501 in Social Services for Homeless related services.
    4. RESOLUTION - Approving Area Plan Grant Agreement Amendment for the Mr. Fixit Program, increase of federal funds in the amount of $690.
    5. RESOLUTION - Approving the subgrant award for the Multi-Jurisdictional Narcotics Task Force Grant, in the amount of $203,174 in federal funds and $82,987 as a County Match.
    6. RESOLUTION - Approving the renewal application for grand funds to provide Bioterrorism and other Public Health emergency preparedness enhancements, in the amount of $471,559.
    7. RESOLUTION - Approving the renewal of the application for the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant Program, in the amount of $3,478 in federal funds and a County Match of $386.

XII. PRJECT UDPATE, Frank J. Bell, Administrator

    1. Update of County projects and facilities.

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

    1. Update on various County road and bridge projects.

XIV. PURCHASING, Charles J. Soriero, Jr.

    1. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #03941, for the preparation of reports in connection with a case, for the Prosecutor’s Office, in the amount of $8,312.50.
    2. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #03925, with Computer Square, for a computer equipment service contract, for the Prosecutor’s Office, in the amount of $7,935.
    3. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #22050, with Bits and Bytes, for a computer equipment service contract, for Emergency Services, in the amount of $5,450.
    4. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #22063, with Motorola for pagers for Emergency Services, in the amount of $8,573.40.
    5. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition # 01391, with Sprint, for wiring for Emergency Services, in the amount of $9,147.43.
    6. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #40004531, with Rutgers Nursery, to furnish and install trees for Bridge N-3, for Roads and Bridges, in the amount of $7,201.
    7. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #01138, with the Flemington Department Store, for protective jackets, for the Health Department, in the amount of $6,379.50.
    8. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Quote #0131-2003, for surveying services for the Open Space Trust Fund Program, to Bohren and Bohren Engineering Associates, in an amount not to exceed $3,000.
    9. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2003-36, to furnish and deliver 87 Octane Unleaded Grade Gasoline, for Roads, Bridges and Engineering, to Petroleum Traders Corporation, in an amount not to exceed $312,562.80.
    10. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2003-39, for a hunting license agreement for Block 6, Lots 44, 49 and 49.02, in Holland Township, to Farmers’ Sportsman Club, in the amount of $3,876.50, to be received by the County.

XV. FREEHOLDERS AND STAFF COMMENTS

XVI. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS (continued if necessary)

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