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TENTATIVE AGENDA
Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Main Street County Complex, Second Floor, Flemington, New Jersey

TUESDAY, September 28, 2004 - 2:00 PM

2:45 p.m. Hunterdon County Utilties Authority Meeting

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, 71 Main Street, Flemington, New Jersey, a public place reserved for such announcements. A copy was mailed on or before January 01, 2004, to the Hunterdon County Democrat, Lambertville Beacon, The Express, Courier News, Trenton Times, Hunterdon Review and Star Ledger, 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 to approve the regular and executive session minutes of August 24, 2004 and executive session minutes of September 14, 2004..
  2. Motion to approve the payment of all claims as listed on the Claims Register dated September 28, 2004.
  3. Motion to approve the Social Services Funds report for August 2004.
  4. RESOLUTION - Kevin Kisch appointed unclassified, full time County Investigator, Prosecutor’s Office.
  5. RESOLUTION - Robert Fandel appointed permanent, full time Laborer, Roads, Bridges and Engineering.
  6. RESOLUTION - William Mowder appointed permanent, full time Laborer, Roads, Bridges and Engineering.
  7. RESOLUTION - Michael Adams appointed permanent, full time Laborer, Roads, Bridges and Engineering.
  8. RESOLUTION - Edward Harrington appointed permanent, full time Laborer, Roads, Bridges and Engineering.
  9. RESOLUTION - Christopher Botzin appointed permanent, full time Mechanic’s Helper, Roads, Bridges and Engineering.
  10. RESOLUTION - Shakita Key appointed permanent, full time Youth Worker, Youth Facility.
  11. RESOLUTION - Matthew Johnston appointed provisional, full time Public Safety Telecommunicator Trainee, Emergency Services.
  12. RESOLUTION - Stephen Raymond appointed provisional, full time Public Safety Telecommunicator Trainee, Emergency Services.
  13. RESOLUTION - Elizabeth McCaffrey appointed temporary, as needed Student Assistant, Library.
  14. RESOLUTION - Manuel Arroyo appointed temporary, as needed Clerk, Administrator’s Office.
  15. RESOLUTION - Richard Bavier appointed temporary, as needed Student Assistant, Library.
  16. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the Notice of Auction for trucks, office equipment, construction equipment, vehicles and miscellaneous items, to be held October 30, 2004.
  17. RESOLUTION - Approving a provider service contract with North Hunterdon/Voorhees Regional High School, to provide an employment related program to fund student mentors assisting special needs students, in the amount of $10,000.
  18. RESOLUTION - Approving an unrestricted weight limit on County Bridge D-492, on Upper Creek Road, in Delaware Township.
  19. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #5, for Bid #2003-53, Construction of the Haz-Mat Building, with Charles Mann General Contractors, Inc., in the amount of $99,707.82.
  20. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #6, for Bid #2003-53, Construction of the Haz-Mat Building, with Charles Mann General Contractors, Inc., in the amount of $116,921.75.
  21. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #5, for Bid #2003-38, Renovations and Addition to the Route 12 County Library Headquarters, with Rampart Construction, in the amount of $283,220.00.
  22. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #18, for Bid #2001-58, (Interior) Demolition and Construction of the downtown, County Administration Building, with Dauti Construction, Inc., in the amount of $12,609.05.
  23. RESOLUTION - Approving a Mutual Assistance agreement with Clinton Township for specialized law enforcement services through the County’s Emergency Response Team (CERT).
  24. RESOLUTION - Approving a Mutual Assistance agreement with Holland Township for specialized law enforcement services through the County’s Emergency Response Team (CERT).
  25. RESOLUTION - Approving a Volunteer agreement for the County’s Emergency Response Team (CERT), with Michael Akers representing Holland Township.
  26. RESOLUTION - Approving a Volunteer agreement for the County’s Emergency Response Team (CERT), with John Harris representing Clinton Township.

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

VI. RECOGNITION FOR ENTRANCE LIGHTS/Main Street County Complex

    1. PROCLAMATION – Recognizing Theodore G. Koven for the donation of lights at the Main Street County Complex entrance.

VII. 4:45 p.m. HUNTERDON AREA RURAL TRANSIT, Tara Braddish

    1. Presentation of new LINK Bus Design.

VIII. CORRESPONDENCE

    1. Three Bridges Volunteer Fire Company, requesting permission to hold a “Coin Toss”, on Saturday, October 23, 2004 and Sunday, October 24,2 004, from 8 am until 6 pm, at the Main Street Fire House on Main Street (Old York Road) and at the second Station’s location on County Route 523 and Ryerson Road.

IX. GRANTS

    1. RESOLUTION - Approving the renewal of a grant application for the Multi-Jurisdictional Narcotics Task Force Grant, in the amount of $186,005 in Federal funds and a County Match of $100,156.
    2. RESOLUTION - Approving a conservation program application with the United States Department of Agriculture, Nature Resources Conservation Service, to establish a Grassland Bird Habitat and a Riparian Corridor along a stream containing 12 ponds. Amount to be determined by the US Dept. of Ag is the application is accepted.
    3. RESOLUTION - Approving an application for assistance with the United States Department of Agriculture, Nature Resources Conservation Service, to establish a Riparian Corridor and a more nature water flow to improve habitat for fish and waterfowl. Amount to be determined by the US Dept. of Ag is the application is accepted.

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

    1. RESOLUTION - Requesting the Division of Local Government Services insert an item of revenue into the budget for Smart Future Planning, in the amount of $112,000.
    2. RESOLUTION - Requesting the Division of Local Government Services insert an item of revenue into the budget for a State Health Services Grant, in the amount of $461,357.

XI. OPEN SPACE, Kevin Richardson

    1. RESOLUTION - Approving an allocation in the amount of $407,450, for 63.390+ acres in Holland Township. Acquisition to be between the County, Township and Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance, Inc., for the property adjacent to the Musconetcong Gorge Nature Preserve.
    2. RESOLUTION - Approving a donation to Holland Township in the amount of $50,000, for 90.17+ acres in Holland. Acquisition will be between the Township and the Phillipsburg Riverview Organization.
    3. RESOLUTION - Approving an allocation in the amount of $41,500, for 4.8+ acres in Lebanon Township, from Lutheran Synod of New Jersey.

XII. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, Cynthia J. Yard

    1. County Update.

XIII. 5:30 p.m. NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION, Gary Toth

XIV. PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR, Frank J. Bell, AIA

    1. Update on various County buildings and projects.

XV. ROADS, BRIDGES AND ENGINEERING, John P. Glynn, Director

    1. Update on various County road and bridge projects.

XVI. PURCHASING, John Davenport

Old Business:

    1. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition HCJ45727, with Atlantic Ambulance, for emergency transport for medical care provided to an inmate in the Corrections Department, in the amount of $3,640.00.
    2. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition # HCJ45728, with Morristown Memorial Hospital, for medical services provided to an inmate in the Corrections Department, in the amount of $46,676.08.
    3. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #HCJ45720, with Morris Heart Associates, for medical services provided to an inmate in the Corrections Department, in the amount of $10,145.74.

New Business:

    1. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #22370, with Aramsco, for a decontamination shower, for Emergency Services, in the amount of $9,570.
    2. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #22371, with Aramsco, for a water heater, for Emergency Services, in the amount of $6,720.
    3. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #HCJ.45803, with the Hunterdon Medical Center, for patient care, for Corrections, in the amount of $5,511.82.
    4. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #HCJ.45804, with the Somerset Medical Center, for patient care, for Corrections, in the amount of $3,082.
    5. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #IT.2096, with GovConnection, for anti-virus software maintenance, for Information Technology, in the amount of $7,600.
    6. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #40007093, with Seely Equipment & Supply Co., for snow plow parts, for Roads, Bridges and Engineering, in the amount of $18,892.90.
    7. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2004-39, to furnish and deliver Fine Paper and Envelopes, to Paper Mart, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $43,365.40.

XVII. FREEHOLDERS COMMENTS

XVIII. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS (continued if necessary)

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