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A complete copy of the April 25, 2006 Minutes are available in Adobe Acrobat Reader format (PDF).

TENTATIVE AGENDA
HUNTERDON COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
Hunterdon County Historic Court House
71 Main Street, Flemington, New Jersey 08822
TUESDAY, APRIL 25, 2006

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 March 20, 2006, 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. 2:00 p.m. EXECUTIVE SESSION REQUESTS

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

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 to approve the executive session minutes of March 28, 2006 and the regular and executive session minutes of April 11, 2006.
  2. Motion to approve Claims in accordance with the Claims Register dated April 25, 2006.
  3. Motion to approve the Social Services Funds Report for March 2006.
  4. RESOLUTION - Chuck Pierman appointed permanent, full time Equipment Operator, Roads, Bridges and Engineering.
  5. RESOLUTION - Walter Lang appointed permanent, full time Principal Technician MIS, Information Technology.
  6. RESOLUTION - Jared Biondi appointed permanent, part time Library Assistant, Library.
  7. RESOLUTION - Virginia Wheatley appointed provisional, full time Health Educator, Health.
  8. RESOLUTION - Jason Peters appointed provisional, full time Correction Officer, Corrections Division, Public Safety Department.
  9. RESOLUTION - Gerald Hufford, Jr. appointed provisional, full time Correction Officer, Corrections Division, Public Safety Dept.
  10. RESOLUTION - Courtney Ngai appointed temporary, as needed Recreation Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  11. RESOLUTION - Liz Puleo appointed temporary, as needed Recreation Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  12. RESOLUTION - Geoffrey Underhill appointed temporary, as needed Recreation Leader, Parks and Recreation.
  13. RESOLUTION - Linda Pultz, Senior Receptionist Typing, Social Services Division, Human Services Department, hours increased to 35 per week.
  14. RESOLUTION - Approving Art Show Waiver Agreements for the 32 nd Annual Hunterdon County Art Show.
  15. RESOLUTION - Approving the Cultural and Heritage Commission Local Art Program grant awards for 2006.
  16. RESOLUTION - Approving an Open Space nonprofit Grant Program application, upon the recommendation of the Open Space Advisory Council, to the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, for Block 21, Lot 3.01; Block 22, Lot 33, and Block 22, Lot 23.01, in Delaware Township, in the amount of $270,000.
  17. RESOLUTION - Approving the plans and specifications for the 2005 Local Scoping Program for the Scope of Work for Level of Action Assessment for Bridge RQ-179, on Stanton Station Road, over the South Branch of the Raritan River, in Raritan and Readington Townships.
  18. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #1, for Bid #2005-51, for the Demolition of the Cronce Farm buildings, in Alexandria Township, with Star Contracting, Inc., increase of $205.
  19. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #1, for Bid #2005-43, for the Painting of Park Bridges: “Columbia Trail “Frog Hollow”, “Ken Lockwood” & “Cokesbury”, Landsdown Trail “Unnamed 1, 2 & 3” and “Capoolong” in various municipalities, with Titan Industrial Services, Inc., decrease of $8,697.50.
  20. RESOLUTION - Authorizing final payment for Bid #2005-51, for the Demolition of the Cronce Farm buildings, in Alexandria Township, with Star Contracting, Inc., in the amount of $33,705.
  21. RESOLUTION - Approving a Property Deed perfecting the division and merger of lands, Block 8.02, part of Lot 26.02, and Block 8.02, Lot 25.01.
  22. RESOLUTION - Approving a contract, #06EZKC, with the State Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development, for 2006, for the provision of shelter care for children placed through DYFS, in an amount up to $347,788.
  23. RESOLUTION - Approving a Business Associate Agreement amending contract #06EZKC, setting forth additional terms in order to be in compliance with HIPPA.
  24. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing April 28, 2006 as Arbor Day.
  25. PROCLAMATION - Declaring April 23 – 29, 2006, as Transportation Week.
  26. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the creation of the Hunterdon County Voting Accessibility Advisory Committee, and approving appointments.
  27. RESOLUTION - Approving the appointment of Sue Dziamara to the North Jersey Conservation and Development Council, Inc.
  28. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the replacement of a resolution adopted January 24, 2006, for the provider service contract #HC-06-36Y2, approving direct County funds of $330,617 due to an increase in County funding allocated to the School Based Initiatives program, in order to serve two additional schools.
  29. RESOLUTION - Authorizing Kevin Richardson to submit and application for a minor subdivision, on behalf of the County, to the Readington Planning Board, for Block 63, Lot 45.02 and 45, to complete the acquisition of Block 63, Lot 45 (n/f Wayne F. and Ann Holman) for park and recreation purposes.
  30. RESOLUTION - Approving the reappointment of James Martin, as unclassified, full time County Engineer, for a five year term, expiring March 10, 2011.

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

VI. FINANCE, Charles Balogh, Jr.

  1. PUBLIC HEARING - Capital Ordinance No. 3-06, authorizing the acquisition of office furniture, fixtures and business equipment, in the amount of $139,500.
  2. PUBLIC HEARING - Capital Ordinance No. 4-06, authorizing the acquisition of computer equipment, in the amount of $244,000.
  3. PUBLIC HEARING - Capital Ordinance No. 5-06, authorizing the maintenance and replacement of Emergency Services Equipment for the Emergency Services Facility, in the amount of $250,000.
  4. PUBLIC HEARING - Bond Ordinance No. 6-06, authorizing the reconstruction, resurfacing, widening, construction and improvement of various public highways, roads and streets, in the amount of $11,505,000.
  5. PUBLIC HEARING - Bond Ordinance No. 7-06, authorizing the construction, reconstruction, replacement and rehabilitation of various bridges and culverts, in the amount of $7,150,000.
  6. PUBLIC HEARING - Capital Ordinance No. 8-06, authorizing the acquisition of heavy public works machinery, equipment, and trucks for Roads, Bridges and Engineering and Parks Departments, and buses for Human Services, in the amount of $1,476,500.
  7. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 9-06, authorizing the replacement of roofs on various County buildings, in the amount of $300,000.

VII. HUNTERDON RURAL AREA TRANSIT, Tara Braddish, Director

  1. PROCLAMATION – Declaring May 9-15, 2006 as Bike to Work week.

VIII. FARMLAND PRESERVATION

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving a Municipal/County Cost Sharing Agreement with Readington Township, for a development easement for Block 13, Lot 62, (Hamewith Farm).
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving a Municipal/County Cost Sharing Agreement with Raritan Township, for Block 83, Lot 2, (Kovi Family Farm).
  3. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the acquisition of a development easement from Susan C. Robishaud, widow, (Dodds), Block 56, Lot 20, in Delaware Township, (SADC-$112,886.20, County-$35,708.90, Township-$35,708.90), total of $184,304.
  4. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the acquisition of a development easement from Readington Township (D’Urso), Block 96, Lot 18, (SADC-$796,314, County-$265,438, Township-$265,438), total of $1,327,190.
  5. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the acquisition of a development easement from Readington Township, for Block 13, Lot 62, (SADC - $732,597.24, County - $224,199.08, Township - $224,199.08), total of $1,220,995.40.
  6. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the acquisition of a development easement from Joyce and Frank Shepherd, for Block 16, Lot 1.02, in Holland Township, (SADC-$96,800, County-$28,600, Township-$28,600), total of $154,000.
  7. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the acquisition of a development easement from Philip Cuchiaro and Deanna Cuchiaro, for Block 39, Lot 14, in Readington Township, (SADC-$270,000, County-$90,000, Township-$90,000), total of $450,000.
  8. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the acquisition of a development easement from Helen Rynearson, for Block 3, Lot 3, in East Amwell Township, (SADC-$234,840, County-$78,280, Township-$85,880), total of $399,000.
  9. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the acquisition of a development easement from Helen Rynearson, for Block 3, Lot 3.04, in East Amwell Township, (SADC-$296,700, County-$98,900, Township-$107,500), total of $503,100.
  10. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the acquisition of a development easement from Walter F. Jenness III, for Block 21, Lot 18, in Holland Township, (SADC-$85,750, County-$27,125, Township-$27,125), total of $140,000.
  11. RESOLUTION - Authorizing preliminary approval of Kingwood Township’s PIG 9/2007 Round Application.

PLANNING BOARD, Sue Dziamara, Acting Director

  1. Status of the Farmland Preservation Program.

X. PURCHASING

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #23052 and #23053, with Motorola, Inc., for project/site management, installation and integration of the new simulcast paging equipment, for the Communications Center, for the Department of Public Safety, in the amount of $296,738.93.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #HCJ.46361, with the Hunterdon Medical Center, for medical services for inmates, for the Division of Corrections, Department of Public Safety, in the amount of $23,901.25.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #IT.2481, with Numara Software, for a software upgrade, for Information Technology, in the amount of $6,981.75.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #Parks.02616, with H.J. Opdyke Lumber Company, for lumber, for Parks and Recreation, in the amount of $14,514.20.
  5. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2006-13, to furnish and deliver Steel Beam Guide Rail, for Roads, Bridges and Engineering, in an amount not to exceed $35,622.32.
  6. Request to hold a public hearing on Tuesday, May 23, 2006 at 5:30 p.m., for the purpose of adopting prequalification regulations and questionnaire for the renovations of the Hall of Records and Southard Building.

XI. PROJECT ADMNISTRATION, Frank J. Bell, AIA

  1. Update of County projects and facilities.

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

  1. Update on various County road and bridge projects.

XIII. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. High Bridge Emergency Squad, Requesting permission to hold a “Coin Toss” on April 29, 2006, from 8 am to 2 pm, on County Route 513, in front of the Squad Building. (Rain Date May 6, 2006).
  2. Brownie Girl Scout Troop 1253 of Clinton Township, Requesting permission to plant a Japanese Tree Lilac, at the Hunterdon County Arboretum, during the first week of May to celebrate Arbor Day.
  3. Edward G. Johnson, requesting permission to fund the installation of a memorial bench along the Columbia Trail, in Lebanon Township, in memory of the founder of the Hunterdon Hawks Track Program, Phil Ricco.
  4. Somerset Wheelman, Request permission to use County Roads to conduct the NJ State Championship Bicycle Race on Saturday, June 17, 2006, using Dutch Lane to Old York Road, to Manners Road, to Wertsville Road, and back to Dutch Lane, from 7 am to 9:30 am.

XV. FREEHOLDERS COMMENTS

XVI. EXECUTIVE SESSIONS (continued if necessary)

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