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TENTATIVE AGENDA
REGULAR MEETING
Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Main Street County Complex, 2nd Floor, Flemington, New Jersey

TUESDAY, March 22, 2005 - 4:30 PM

2:45 p.m. HCUA

l. 1:00 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. 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 February 22, 2005 and the regular and executive session minutes of March 08, 2005.
  2. Motion approving the payment of all claims as listed on the Claims Register dated March 22, 2005.
  3. Motion to approve the Social Services Funds Report for February, 2005
  4. RESOLUTION - Josephine Coco appointed unclassified, full time Employees Board of Elections, Election Board.
  5. RESOLUTION - David Bowlby appointed permanent, full time Correction Officer, Division of Corrections, Department of Public Safety.
  6. RESOLUTION - Jesse Winfield appointed permanent, full time Correction Officer, Division of Corrections, Department of Public Safety.
  7. RESOLUTION - Jenny Jennings appointed permanent, full time Youth Worker, Division of Youth Services, Department of Public Safety.
  8. RESOLUTION - Sybil Hernandez appointed provisional, full time Sanitary Inspector, Health Department.
  9. RESOLUTION - Mercedes Gyuricza appointed temporary, as needed Student Assistant, Library.
  10. RESOLUTION - Katherine Putnam appointed temporary, as needed Student Assistant, Library.
  11. RESOLUTION - Gene Robbins appointed temporary, seasonal Recreation Leader, Parks and Recreation Department.
  12. RESOLUTION - John Langley appointed temporary, seasonal Recreation Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  13. RESOLUTION - Thomas Gibbons appointed temporary, as needed Student Assistant, Library.
  14. RESOLUTION - 2005 salaries for Correction Supervisors, covered under FOP 133 contract.
  15. RESOLUTION - Approving an agreement with Pino Consulting Group, Inc., to assist in the preparation of indirect cost allocation plans and indirect cost rates based upon financial and statistical information for fiscal year ending December 31, 2003 and 2004, and to assist with completing the County’s Welfare Agency Monetary Allowance in Lieu of Rent Forms and Title IV-D request for Allowance in Lieu of Rent Forms, in the amount not to exceed $34,500.
  16. RESOLUTION - Approving an agreement to Return Leased Equipment under Section 5310 for three vehicles, in Human Services.
  17. RESOLUTION - Approving an application with the NJ Department of Environmental Protection for a Stream Encroachment Permit, for stream and culvert improvements associated with Spruce Run at Crystal Springs County Park.
  18. RESOLUTION - Approving the appointment of Donald Goehe, to the Open Space Advisory Committee.
  19. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the release of a Road Opening Bond, to Mike Barna Building Contractors, Inc., in the amount of $1,000.
  20. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #1, for Bid #2004-28, for the reconstruction of County Culvert Q-6, over a Tributary of the Neshanic River, on County Route 613, in Raritan Township, to Tilcon New York, increase of $804.70.
  21. RESOLUTION - Authorizing final payment for Bid #2004-28, for the reconstruction of County Culvert Q-6, over a Tributary of the Neshanic River, on County Route 613, in Raritan Township, to Tilcon New York, Inc., in the amount of $134,040.96.
  22. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #1, for Bid #2004-48, for the reconstruction of County Bridge D-481, on Strimples Mill Road, in Delaware Township, with H & G Contractors, Inc., increase of $38,692.50.
  23. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #2, Final, for Bid #2004-49, for the replacement of County Bridge N-3, over Beaver Brook and the reconstruction of the Leigh Street and NJ Route 173 Intersection, with R & R Construction Co., Inc., increase of $31,286.60.
  24. RESOLUTION - Approving Application for payment #10, for Bid #2003-38, for Renovations and Addition to the Route 12 County Library Headquarters, for Rampart Construction (general construction, in the amount of $123,480.
  25. RESOLUTION - Approving Application for payment #7, for Bid #2003-38, for Renovations and Addition to the Route 12 County Library Headquarters, for Mid-Atlantic Mechanical, Inc., (HVAC), in the amount of $19,492.21.
  26. RESOLUTION - Approving Application for payment #8, for Bid #2003-38, for Renovations and Addition to the Route 12 County Library Headquarters, for Mid-Atlantic Mechanical, Inc., (HVAC), in the amount of $16,362.80.
  27. RESOLUTION - Approving Application for payment #11, for Bid #2003-38, for Renovations and Addition to the Route 12 County Library Headquarters, for Tore Electric Company, Inc., (electrical work), in the amount of $19,306.01.
  28. RESOLUTION - Approving Application for payment #8, for Bid #2003-38, for Renovations and Addition to the Route 12 County Library Headquarters, for Don Pizzolato, Inc., (plumbing, drainage and sprinkler system), in the amount of $97,706. (This application is subject to Don Pizzolato, Inc. receiving DCA approval for the sprinkler system. Payment will be released once Don Pizzolato, Inc. has provided written proof of DCA’s approval.)
  29. PROCLAMATION – Recognizing Stephen E. Riche for attaining the designation of Eagle Scout.
  30. PROCLAMATION – Recognizing Douglas W. Zarbock for attaining the designation of Eagle Scout.
  31. RESOLUTION - Approving the revised resolution supporting Route 31 be renamed the Purple Heart Highway.

V. PUBLIC SESSION DISCUSSION

  1. (NOTE: Limit of 5 minutes per person)

VI. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, Cynthia J. Yard

  1. To discuss the fees and use of the historic Court House.
  2. To announce a vacancy for a Planning Board Director.

VII. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Susanne Mirota, Requesting permission to plant a tree or bush, with a plaque attached in the Memorial Garden, of the County Parks and Recreation Department.
  2. Somerset Wheelmen, Requesting permission to hold their annual time trials on Saturday, April 9, 2005, on Route 629 (Pleasant run Road), from 8 am until 9:30 am.

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

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving the cancellation of a grant receivable from the State and Local All Hazards, Emergency Operations Planning Program, in the amount of $20,000.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving transfers in certain 2004 Appropriation Reserve Accounts.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving a resolution to Exceed the County Budget Appropriation Limits and to Establish a CAP Bank.
  4. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the late introduction of the Hunterdon County Budget.
  5. Introduction of the 2005 County Budget.

IX. GRANTS

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving Area Plan Grant #10-027/038, to provide hot noontime meals and adult day care services at Briteside Adult Day Care Centers, in the amount of $4,950 in state funds and $38,648 in federal funds.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving Area Plan Grant #10-046, to provide safety related home rehabilitation and repair to seniors, in the amount of $11,900 in state funds.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving Area Plan Grant #10-055/056, to provide information and assistant, physical fitness and education services to seniors, in the amount of $39,375 in state funds.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving Area Plan Grant #10-061/067, to provide caregiver support group meetings and in-home counseling for caregivers of seniors, in the amount of $38,244
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving a Stormwater Regulation Program grant application, for the County Department of Roads, Bridges and Engineering.

X. FARMLAND PRESERVATION, Dinah Rowbotham

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a development easement under the PIG Program, from Hamewith Farms, Inc., (SADC-$715,200, County-$238,400, Township-$238,400), in the amount of $1,192,000.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a development easement under the PIG Program, from Edward and Janne Jurasek, (SADC-$254,400, County-$79,500, Township-$79,500), in the amount of $413,400.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a development easement under the PIG Program, from the Estate of Orville Rounsaville, (SADC-$294,650, County-$83,425, Township-$83,425), in the amount of $461,500.

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

  1. Update on various County road and bridge projects.

XII. PURCHASING, John P. Davenport, III

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #01900, with Tele-Measurements, Inc., for a videoconferencing system, for the Health Department, in the amount of $8,828.01. (grant funded).
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #01970, with Ernie Martinelli Management, for performances by the Tokens and Shangrilas, on August 18, 2005, at Deer Path Park, for the Parks and Recreation Department, in the amount of $8,500.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #22568, with Olympic Glove and Safety, for environmental quality instruments, for the Department of Public Safety, in the amount of $19,216.96. (grant funded).
  4. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of County Bid # 2005-04, to furnish and deliver a 2005 Brush Bandit Model 250 XP Trailer Mounted 12” Disc-Style Brush Chipper and Associated equipment, to Seely Equipment and Supply Co., in an amount not to exceed $36,275.
  5. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of County Bid #2005-05, for the Reconstruction of County Bridge FC-62, on Hamden Road over the South Branch of the Raritan River, in Clinton and Franklin Townships, to Rencor, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $1,843,541.50.
  6. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of County Quote #0010-2005, for Commissioning Authority Services in connection with the Renovations and Additions to the Public Safety Building, to Dometech Commissioning Services, in an amount not to exceed $40,840.
  7. RESOLUTION - Approving the extension of County Bid #2002-04, for automated data processing services agreement with Vital Communications, Inc., for the Board of Taxation, for an a three month extension through June 28, 2005, in the amount of $17,570.
  8. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the rejection of all bid packages (2) received for County Bid #2005-08, for data processing services for the Board of Taxation, as they exceeded the 2005 budget amount for this service.
  9. RESOLUTION - Approving a modification to the professional surveying agreement with Dewberry-Goodkind, Inc., in connection with the preparation of construction plans, specifications and a cost estimate with regard to the Readington-Tewksbury TID Improvements and the Route 523/517 Intersection Improvements, for additional services, increase of $37,464.
  10. RESOLUTION - Approving a modification to the professional construction management agreement with Cambridge Construction Management Company, for management services in connection with the additional/renovations of the Route 12 County Library Headquarters, for additional services, increase of $33,798.

XIII. PROJECT ADMINISTRATION, Frank J. Bell, AIA

  1. Update on various County facilities and projects.

XIV. FOR DISCUSSION

  1. To discuss the Open Space Tax Allocation with the Coordinator of the Open Space Trust Fund

XV. FREEHOLDERS COMMENTS

XVI EXECUTIVE SESSIONS (continued if necessary)

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