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TENTATIVE AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING
Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Main Street County Complex, 2nd Floor, Flemington, New Jersey
TUESDAY, April 26, 2005 - 3:00 PM

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 January 04, 2005, 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. EXECUTIVE SESSION REQUESTS

  1. To discuss personnel matters.
  2. To discuss legal matters.
  3. To discuss land matters.

IV. 4:30 p.m.FINANCE, Charles Balogh, Jr., County Treasurer

  1. PUBLIC HEARING - Capital Ordinance No. 01-05, authorizing the acquisition of office furniture, fixtures and business equipment, in the amount of $132,850.
  2. PUBLIC HEARING - Capital Ordinance No. 02-05, authorizing the acquisition of vehicles, in the amount of $200,000.
  3. PUBLIC HEARING - Capital Ordinance No. 03-05, authorizing the acquisition of computer equipment, in the amount of $261,300.
  4. PUBLIC HEARING - Bond Ordinance No. 04-05, authorizing the reconstruction, resurfacing, widening, construction and improvement of various public highways, roads and streets, in the amount of $9,400,000.
  5. PUBLIC HEARING - Bond Ordinance No. 05-05, authorizing the construction, reconstruction, replacement and rehabilitation of various bridges and culverts, in the amount of $2,650,000.
  6. PUBLIC HEARING - Capital Ordinance No. 06-05, authorizing the acquisition of heavy public works machinery and equipment, for the Roads, Bridges and Engineering and Buildings and Maintenance Departments, in the amount of $1,119,600.
  7. PUBLIC HEARING - Capital Ordinance No. 07-05, authorizing the acquisition of equipment for the Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Department, in the amount of $34,000.

V. 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 executive session minutes of April 12, 2005.
  2. Motion approving the payment of all claims as listed on the Claims Register dated April 26, 2005.
  3. Motion to approve the Social Services Funds report for February, 2005.
  4. Motion to approve the Social Services Funds report for March, 2005.
  5. RESOLUTION - Kimberly Niko appointed permanent, full time Correction Officer, Division of Corrections, Department of Public Safety.
  6. RESOLUTION - Frederick Roll appointed permanent, full time Correction Officer, Division of Corrections, Department of Public Safety.
  7. RESOLUTION - Evan Van Gilson appointed permanent, full time Correction Officer, Division of Corrections, Department of Public Safety.
  8. RESOLUTION - Henry Wieczorek appointed permanent, full time Senior Engineering, Engineering.
  9. RESOLUTION - Gregory Ent appointed permanent, full time Senior Engineering Aide, Engineering.
  10. RESOLUTION - Robert Ent Jr. appointed permanent, full time Principal Engineering Aide, Engineering.
  11. RESOLUTION - Gregory Taylor appointed permanent, full time Family Service Supervisor, Division of Social Services, Department of Human Services.
  12. RESOLUTION - Kenneth Olsen appointed permanent, full time Horticulturist, Parks and Recreation.
  13. RESOLUTION - Michael Balboa appointed permanent, full time Senior Electrician, Buildings and Maintenance.
  14. RESOLUTION - Raymond Rule appointed permanent, full time Senior Buyer, Purchasing.
  15. RESOLUTION - Gary Donato appointed permanent, full time Entomologist Mosquito Extermination, Health Department.
  16. RESOLUTION - Jason Wim appointed permanent, full time Correction Officer, Division of Corrections, Department of Public Safety.
  17. RESOLUTION - Amy Yashkas appointed permanent, full time Correction Officer, Division of Corrections, Department of Public Safety.
  18. RESOLUTION - Justin Bentzinger appointed permanent, full time Laborer, Parks and Recreation.
  19. RESOLUTION - Michael Wolfe appointed permanent, full time County Critical Infrastructure Coordinator, Prosecutor’s Office.
  20. RESOLUTION - Anne Lisa Florio appointed provisional, full time Librarian, Library.
  21. RESOLUTION - Craig Kollmer appointed provisional, full time Bridge Repairer, Roads and Bridges.
  22. RESOLUTION - Michael Adams appointed provisional, full time Road Repairer, Roads and Bridges.
  23. RESOLUTION - Lori Dwarnik appointed temporary, as needed Recreation Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  24. RESOLUTION - John Langley appointed temporary, as needed Recreation Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  25. RESOLUTION - Martin Bush appointed temporary, seasonal Laborer, Roads and Bridges.
  26. RESOLUTION - Daniel Bonham appointed temporary, seasonal Laborer, Roads and Bridges.
  27. RESOLUTION - Dante Faraone, Equipment Operator, Roads and Bridges, salary adjustment.
  28. RESOLUTION - Approving the appointment of Donna Gapas, Human Services Department, to represent the County on the NORWESCAP Board.
  29. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #9, for Bid #2003-38, for Renovations and Addition to the Route 12 County Library Headquarters, (HVAC work), with Mid-Atlantic Mechanical, Inc., in the amount of $134,455.01.
  30. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #11, for Bid #2003-38, for Renovations and Addition to the Route 12 County Library Headquarters, (General Construction), with Rampart Construction, in the amount of $113,190.00.
  31. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #9, for Bid #2003-53, Construction of the Haz-Mat Building, with Charles Mann General Construction, in the amount of $57,488.91.
  32. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #10, for Bid #2003-55, for Renovations to the Hunterdon County Senior Center, with Charles Mann General Contractors, in the amount of $15,755.85.
  33. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #11, for Bid #2003-55, for Renovations to the Hunterdon County Senior Center, with Charles Mann General Contractors, in the amount of $82,035.29.
  34. RESOLUTION - Approving the plans and specifications for the reconstruction of County Bridge X-12 and approach roadway of Arch Street over the South Branch of the Raritan River in High Bridge Borough.
  35. RESOLUTION - Approving the specifications for the reconstruction of County Bridge R-147, in Readington Township.
  36. RESOLUTION - Approving the specifications for the painting of County Bridges D-494, E-236, F-24, K-70, R-24, and L-36, in various municipalities.
  37. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services agreement with Suplee, Clooney and Company to audit the financial statements for the Hunterdon County Public Housing Agency, in the amount of $6,430.
  38. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services agreement for environmental consulting services in connection with asbestos and lead paint abatement, specifications and monitoring work at the Historic Court House, with Environmental Monitoring and Consulting Associates, in the amount of $20,250.
  39. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing April 29, 2005 as the 133 rd Anniversary of Arbor Day.
  40. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing Matthew Paul Gagen for having attained the designation of Eagle Scout.
  41. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing Bradford Matthew Swart for having attained the designation of Eagle Scout.
  42. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing Zachary William Voyce for having attained the designation of Eagle Scout.

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

VII. PARIS GRANT UPDATE, Robert Thurgarland

VIII. LIBRARY, Mike Rasimowicz, Division Head

  1. Update on Information Technology at the Library.

IX. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Somerset Wheelman, Requesting permission to use County Roads on Sagturday, June 18, 2005 for their annual New Jersey State Championship Bicycle Race, beginning at 7:00 a.m. and ending by 9:30 a.m.
  2. Tewksbury First Aide & Rescue Squad, Requesting permission to hold a “Coin Toss” at the intersection of Routes 517 and 523, on May 7, 2005, from 8:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., with a rain date of May 14, 2005.

X. FARMLAND PRESERVATION

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving a grant agreement for the purchase of a Development Easement for Block 10, Lot 4, from Mario and Emily Vitale, in Franklin Township, (SADC-$208,895.75, County-$56,851.38, Township-$56,851.37), in the amount of $322,598.50.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving a contract for sale of Development Easement from Mark J. Canright and Amy M. Hansen, for Block 30, Lot 4.01, in Bethlehem Township, (SADC-$160,950, County-$46,435, Township-$51,615), in the amount of $259,000.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving the release of an Option Agreement from Alfred Leroy Pauch and Anna M. Pauch, in connection with Block 38, Lot 19.01, in Delaware Township.

XI. GRANTS

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving an application for the 2006 Consolidated Job Access/Reverse Commute (JARC-Round 6) contract with New Jersey Transit, in the amount of $216,000 ($108,000 in federal funds and a County match of $108,000).
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving a project proposal for inclusion in the Consolidated Job Access/Reverse Commute application for federal assistance authorized by Section 3037 of TEA-21.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving Area Plan Grant #10-013, to provide legal assistance to seniors, in the amount of $11,528 in federal funds, local match of $1,281.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving an application for the 2006 General Operating Support funds, from the New Jersey State Council on the Arts, in the amount of $38,576.50 in state funds and a County match of $70,228.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving the Local Law Enforcement Subgrant award, from the NJ Department of Law and Public Safety, Subgrant #10-03, in the amount of $3,900, ($3,510 federal funds, $390 County match).
  6. RESOLUTION - Approving the extension of a Cancer Control Grant, with the NJ Department of Health and Senior Services, for 12 months through June 30, 2006.
XII. PROJECT ADMINISTRATION, Frank J. Bell, AIA
    1. Update on various County facilities and projects.

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

  1. Update on various County road and bridge projects.

XIV. PURCHASING, John P. Davenport, III

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #County Clerk.591, with Eisenberg Associates, for the Application Software Maintenance Agreement, for the County Clerk’s Office, in the amount of $11,900.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #Parks.02055, with Brothers Management Associates, for a deposit for a concert performance by Gary Puckett on August 4, 2005, for Parks and Recreation, in the amount of $5,500.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #Parks.02056, with Brothers Management Associates, for the balance on a concert performance by Gary Puckett on August 4, 2005, for Parks and Recreation, in the amount of $5,500.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #Parks.02057, with Earl Thomas Conley, for a deposit for a concert performance on August 11, 2005, for Parks and Recreation, in the amount of $5,000.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #Parks.02058, with Earl Thomas Conley, for the balance on a concert performance on August 11, 2005, for Parks and Recreation, in the amount of $5,000.
  6. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #Parks.02069, with Wilfred McDonald, for golf course equipment, for Parks and Recreation, in the amount of $16,884.
  7. RESOLUTION - approving Requisition #IT.2237, with ESRI, Inc., for an annual software agreement, for Information Technology, in the amount of $17,084.93.
  8. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of County Bid #2005-05, for surveying services for the Open Space Preservation Program, to Heritage Consulting Engineers, in an amount not to exceed $6,250.
  9. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of County Bid #2005-14, to furnish and deliver #2 Fuel Oil, for Buildings and Maintenance, to Suburban Heating and Oil Partners, LLC, d/b/a Suburban Energy Services, in an amount not to exceed $48,285.

XIII. FREEHOLDERS COMMENTS

XIV. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS  (continued if necessary)

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