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Dated: 12/12/2005

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AGENDA, HUNTERDON COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
Main Street County Complex, Second Floor
Flemington, New Jersey 08822
December 12, 2005

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 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. 3:00 p.m. EXECUTIVE SESSION REQUESTS

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

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

  1. PUBLIC HEARING - Capital Ordinance No. 12-05, Authorizing improvements to park facilities for the Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Department, in the amount of $50,000.
  2. PUBLIC HEARING - Bond Ordinance No. 13-05, Authorizing the acquisition of development easements on agricultural land for the Farmland Preservation Program, in the amount of $4,270,000.
  3. INTRODUCTION - Bond Ordinance No. 14-05, Authorizing the acquisition of real property for use as public park and recreation facilities, in the amount of $5,035,000.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving Preliminary Costs for Open Space Property Acquisitions, in the amount of $265,000.00.
  5. RESOLUTION - Requesting the Division of Local Government Services insert an item of revenue in the 2005 Budget, for Body Armor Replacement, in the amount of $7,606.
  6. RESOLUTION - Requesting the Division of Local Government Services insert an item of revenue in the 2005 Budget, for the Multi-Jurisdictional Narcotics Task Force Grant, in the amount of $104,163.
  7. RESOLUTION - Approving the cancellation of a grant receivable, for the Special Initiatives/Transportation Grant, in the amount of $4,000.

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 approving the executive session minutes of September 27, 2005 and October 11, 2005, the regular and executive session minutes of October 25, 2005, the regular session minutes of November 09, 2005 and the regular session minutes of November 22, 2005.
  2. Motion approving the payment of all claims as listed on the Claims Register dated December 13, 2005.
  3. RESOLUTION - Daniel Hurley appointed unclassified, full time Investigator, Prosecutor’s Office.
  4. RESOLUTION - Virginia Supko appointed permanent, part time Library Assistant, Library.
  5. RESOLUTION - Erin Rafaelli appointed permanent, full time Youth Worker, Division of Youth Facility, Public Safety Department.
  6. RESOLUTION - Dona Larocca appointed permanent, full time Senior Clerk Transcriber, Prosecutor’s Office.
  7. RESOLUTION - Ryan Ziemba appointed permanent, full time Assistant Supervisor Traffic Maintenance, Roads and Bridges.
  8. RESOLUTION - Eric Bentzinger appointed permanent, full time Park Maintenance Ranger, Parks and Recreation.
  9. RESOLUTION - Claire McFadden appointed permanent, full time Senior Library Assistant, Library.
  10. RESOLUTION - Buff Barr appointed permanent, full time Senior Library Assistant, Library.
  11. RESOLUTION - Katherine Monti appointed permanent, full time Senior Library Assistant, Library.
  12. RESOLUTION - James Spann appointed permanent, full time Youth Worker, Division of Youth Facility, Public Safety Department.
  13. RESOLUTION - Joshua Burk appointed permanent, full time Laborer, Roads and Bridges.
  14. RESOLUTION - Tatyana Rossa appointed provisional, full time Public Safety Telecommunicator Trainee, Division of Emergency Services, Public Safety Department.
  15. RESOLUTION - Frances Gavigan appointed provisional, full time Public Safety Telecommunicator Trainee, Division of Emergency Services, Public Safety Department.
  16. RESOLUTION - Jilliam Campbell appointed temporary, as needed Clerk Transcriber, Administration.
  17. Motion to approve Certificates for Years of Service.
  18. RESOLUTION - Approving a fixed weight limit of 15 tons on Bridge D-383, on Ferry Road, in Delaware Township.
  19. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the release of a maintenance bond, for improvements to Route 639, Block 36, Lot 8, in Clinton Township, to Toll NJ IV, L.P., in the form of a paper bond, in the amount of $11,000.
  20. RESOLUTION - Approving a change order for Inter-County Bridge B-5-W, with Robert Charles Enterprises, Inc., decrease of $8,605.
  21. RESOLUTION - Approving a grant/loan agreement with NJ Community Affairs, for Recreational Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities, in the amount of $10,520.
  22. RESOLUTION - Approving the plans and specifications for the Roadway Resurfacing of County Routes 617 and 612, in Raritan Township.
  23. RESOLUTION - Approving a agreement for State Aid to Counties and Municipalities under the NJ Transportation Trust Fund Authority Act, for the Resurfacing of County Route 617, in Franklin Township.
  24. RESOLUTION - Approving a fixed weight limit of 15 tons for Inter-County Bridge L-69, on Newport Road, in Lebanon Township.
  25. RESOLUTION - Mandating that the National Incident Management System (NIMS) be utilized for all incident management in the County.
  26. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services agreement with Ferraioli, Wielkotz, Cerullo & Cuva, to perform the annual Library Audit, in the amount of $3,600.
  27. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services agreement with Ferraioli, Wielkotz, Cerullo & Cuva, to perform the annual County Audit, in the amount of $56,500.
  28. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services agreement with Ferraioli, Wielkotz, Cerullo & Cuva, to perform the annual Audit for the Prosecutor’s Trust fund, in the amount of $2,500.
  29. RESOLUTION - Approving Federal Change Order #1, for Bid #2005-06, for the Construction of Bicycle Lanes and Sidewalks for County Route 610, (Kingwood Avenue), in Frenchtown, with Top Line Construction Corp., increase of $120,000.
  30. RESOLUTION - Authorizing final payment for Bid #2005-06, for the Construction of Bicycle Lanes and Sidewalks for County Route 610, (Kingwood Avenue), in Frenchtown, with Top Line Construction Corp., in the amount of $79,047.15.
  31. RESOLUTION - Approving a State Change Order for Bid #2004-48, for the Reconstruction of County Bridge D-481, over the Lockaton Creek, on Strimples Mill Road, in Delaware Township, to H & G Contractors, Inc., decrease of $1,968.65.
  32. RESOLUTION - Authorizing final payment for Bid #2004-48, for the Reconstruction of County Bridge D-481, over the Lockaton Creek, on Strimples Mill Road, in Delaware Township, to H & G Contractors, Inc., in the amount of $10,262.85.
  33. RESOLUTION - Authorizing final payment for Bid #2004-55, for Resurfacing of County Route 513, in Franklin and Union Townships, to Owl Contracting, in the amount of $27,073.47.
  34. RESOLUTION - Approving a State Change Order, for Bid #2004-47, for Resurfacing and Storm Water Improvements to County Route 513, in Califon Borough and Lebanon Township, with Renda Roads, Inc., decrease of $190,985.37.
  35. RESOLUTION - Authorizing final payment for Bid #2005-20, for the Hunterdon County Park Renovations, in Flemington Borough, to DeSapio Construction, in the amount of $48,481.38.
  36. RESOLUTION - Approving a Senior Citizen and Disabled Resident Transportation Assistance Agreement, with NJ Transit, for State Casino Revenue funding, in the amount of $583,984.
  37. RESOLUTION - Approving a provider service contract with North Hunterdon/Voorhees High School District, to provide employment related programs to fund wages of student mentors assisting Special Needs Students, in their work placements, in the amount of $10,000.
  38. RESOLUTION - Approving a provider service contract with Volunteer Guardianship One-On-One, Inc., to provide guardianship services to residents, in the amount of $7,500.
  39. RESOLUTION - Approving Application #12, for Bid #2003-38, for Renovations and Addition to the Route 12 Library Headquarters, for Don Pizzolato, Inc., in the amount of $7,575.40.
  40. RESOLUTION- Authorizing a change order #1-Final, Bid #2004-48, with Owl Contracting, in connection with resurfacing County Route 513 in Union and Franklin Townships for a change in as built quantities for a decrease of $74,249.95, for a total adjusted contract amount of $835,659.05
  41. RESOLUTION - Approving an application for a Highlands Preservation Area permit, for the Hoffman Park Stream Restoration project, in Union Township, with the NJ Water Supply Authority and NJ DEP.

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

VII. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, Cynthia J. Yard

  1. County Update.

VIII. 5:00 p.m. SOLID WASTE/RECYCING, Hearing on SWMP Application

IX. FARMLAND PRESERVATION

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving a Contract for Sale of Development Easement for Block 24, Lot 29, in Alexandria Twp., and Block 1, Lots 6 and 6.02, in Kingwood Twp., from Dennis Sargenti, in the amount of $603,750, (SADC-$396,375, County-$97,650, Townships-$109,725).
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving a Contract for Sale of Development Easement for Block 32, Lots 5, 5.02 and 5.03, in East Amwell Twp., from Wielenta Family Farm South, in the amount of $814,000, (SADC-$488,400, County-$162,800, Township-$162,800).
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving a Contract for Sale of Development Easement for Block 25, Lot 11, in East Amwell Twp., from Wielenta Family Farm North, in the amount of $280,800, (SADC-$168,480, County-$56,160, Township-$56,160).

X. PROJECT UPDATE, Frank J. Bell, County Project Administrator

  1. Update on various county projects and facilities.
  2. Presentation by Jeff Fleischer on the Deer Path Park restroom, and approval of schematic plans.
  3. Presentation by Jeff Fleischer on the Park’s Arboretum, and approval of schematic plans.

XI. PURCHASING, John Davenport, III, Purchasing Agent

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #02318, with Warnock Automotives Inc., for a 2006 Ford Explorer, (replacement vehicle), for the Health Department, in the amount of $19,472.35.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisitions #03020 and 03201, with Arcola Sales and Service Corporation, two (2) 20 passenger wheelchair accessible gas vehicles, (replacement vehicles), for the LINK, Department of Human Services, in the amount of $146,971.50.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #40010762, with Sussex Block, for catch basin blocks, for Roads, Bridges and Engineering, in the amount of $5,651.92.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #CountyClerk.675, with Progress Printing Company, for ballots for the General Election, in the amount of $61,087.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisitions #Pros.05240, Pros.05241 and Pros.05242, with Winner Ford, for three (3) Crown Victorias, (replacement vehicles, for the Prosecutor’s Office, in the amount of $58,940.64.
  6. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #PUR.833, with Danka, for a Fleet Maintenance Agreement, for Cannon photocopying equipment, for 2006, in the amount of $42,282.24.
  7. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #PUR.12047, with Stewart Industries, for a Fleet Maintenance Agreement, for Savin photocopying equipment, for 2006, in the amount of $24,889.45.
  8. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #PUR.4174, with Cannon, for a maintenance agreement for the Central Printing and Mail Department, in the amount of $18,868.80.
  9. RESOLUTION - Approving modification #2, for the Automated Data Processing Services Agreement, with Vital Communications, Inc., for the Tax Board, increase of $24,760.
  10. RESOLUTION - Approving modification #5, for the professional services agreement with Studer and McEldowney, P.A., for additional engineering work, in connection the Intersection of County Route 523 (River Road), County Route 612 (Bartles Corner Road), County Route 523 (Flemington-Whitehouse Road) and Raritan Township’s River Road, and to the Intersection of County Route 523 (Flemington Junction Road), County Route 523 (River Road) and Raritan Township’s River Road, increase of $2,525.

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

  1. Update on various County road and bridge projects.

XIII. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Amwell Valley Rescue – Station 48, Requesting permission to purchase fuel from the County for their rescue vehicles.
  2. Edward Vaccaro, Requesting assistance in getting loan money, from the Fall Semester (September 5, 2005), from Raritan Valley Community College, for college related expenditures.
  3. Rutgers Cooperative Extension, Requesting permission to have a bench placed in front of the 4-H Building at the South County Park, for TC Buchanan.
  4. Parks and Recreation, Requesting approval of the 2006 Facility Fee Schedule and Heron Glen Golf Course Rates, (no changes from the 2005 schedule).

XIV. GRANTS

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to Area Plan Grant #10-001, for administration of Title III grants, increase in state funds of $43,321.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to Area Plan Grant #10-022, for a senior citizens emergency program, increase in federal funds of $2,000.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to Area Plan Grant #10-030, for the Consolidated Transportation System, increase in federal funds of $18,000.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to Area Plan Grant #10-048, for Adult Protective Services, increase in state funds of $95.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to Area Plan Grant #10-050/051, for Certified Home Health Aides, decrease in donations of $119.
  6. RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to Area Plan Grant #10-060, for the State Health Insurance Program, increase in state funds of $6,655.
  7. RESOLUTION - Amendment the Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/Sexual Assault Response Team grant, to reflect a correction of the term, to be October 01, 2005 through September 30, 2006.
  8. RESOLUTION - Approving a contract with the State Human Services Department, for the provision of Work First New Jersey Special Initiative Services, and for the Transportation Block Grant services, in the amount of $85,013.
  9. RESOLUTION - Approving a grant application for the 2006 Recreational Trails Program, to enhance historical backgrounds and features of several County parks, in the amount of $12,000 in state funds and a County match of $3,000.
  10. RESOLUTION - Approving an application for the Narcotics Task Force Grant, in the amount of $104,163 in federal funds and a County match of $104,163.
  11. RESOLUTION - Authorizing an application for the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection Solid Waste Services Tax Grant Application, in the amount of $114,747.00.

XV. FREEHOLDERS COMMENTS

XVI. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS (continued if necessary)

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