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AGENDA

HUNTERDON COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
Main Street County Complex, 71 Main Street, 2 nd Floor
Flemington , New Jersey   08822

I. 2:45 p.m.   HCUA

II. 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 December 03, 2007, 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.”

III. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

IV. 3:00 p.m. EXECUTIVE SESSION REQUESTS

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

V. 5:00 p.m. COUNTY COUNSEL, Gaetano M. DeSapio

  1. Request by William Schleicher for an easement across the Columbia Trail.

VI. 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 session minutes of August 14, 2007, the special session minutes of September 24, 2007 and September 30, 2007.
  2. Motion approving the payment of all claims as listed on the Claims Register dated December 11, 2007.
  3. RESOLUTION - Virginia Travis appointed permanent, full time Senior Clerk Transcriber, Superintendent of Schools Office.
  4. RESOLUTION - Skye Eckard appointed permanent, full time Senior Clerk Transcriber, Division of Social Services, Department of Human Services.
  5. RESOLUTION - Danielle Pervy appointed permanent, full time Senior Clerk Transcriber, Department of Human Services.
  6. RESOLUTION - Jeaneen Vega appointed permanent, full time Paralegal Specialist, Prosecutor’s Office.
  7. RESOLUTION - Caryelle Lasher appointed permanent, full time REHS Trainee, Health Department.
  8. RESOLUTION - Mark Bishop appointed permanent, full time Deputy County Emergency Management Coordinator, Department of Public Safety.
  9. RESOLUTION - Gail Bowen appointed provisional, full time Principal Docket Clerk, Prosecutor’s Office.
  10. RESOLUTION - Kevin Gonzales appointed provisional, full time Road Repairer, Roads, Bridges and Engineering.
  11. RESOLUTION - Ryan Belcastro appointed provisional, full time Correction Officer, Division of Corrections.   Department of Public Safety.
  12. RESOLUTION - Corey Garrabrant appointed provisional, full time Correction Officer, Division of Corrections.   Department of Public Safety.
  13. RESOLUTION - Kathryn Siti appointed temporary, as needed Student Assistant, Library.  
  14. RESOLUTION - Marie McGill appointed temporary, as needed Student Assistant, Library.
  15. RESOLUTION - Todd Woerner appointed temporary, as needed Intern, Health Department.
  16. RESOLUTION - Robert Ent, Jr., Supervising Engineering Aide, Roads, Bridges and Engineering, leave of absence without pay.
  17. RESOLUTION - Renee Raffino, SANE/SART Coordinator, Prosecutor’s Office, salary increase, in accordance with the grant.
  18. RESOLUTION - Approving Application for Payment #20, for Bid #2005-29, Alterations and Addition to the Route 12 County Garage, with APS Contractor, Inc., in the amount of $101,040.74.
  19. RESOLUTION - Approving Application for Payment #3, for Bid #2006-30, Alterations to the County Arboretum/Greenhouse, with Charles Mann General Contractors, Inc., in the amount of $50,902.76.
  20. RESOLUTION - Approving Application for Payment #4, for Bid #2006-30, Alterations to the County Arboretum/Greenhouse, with Charles Mann General Contractors, Inc., in the amount of $23,729.58.
  21. RESOLUTION - Approving Application for Payment #5, for Bid #2006-30, Alterations to the County Arboretum/Greenhouse, with Charles Mann General Contractors, Inc., in the amount of $11,622.06.
  22. RESOLUTION - Approving Application for Payment #21, for Bid #2005-47, Addition and Alteration to the Communications/Emergency Management Center, with DeSapio Construction, Inc., in the amount of $67,655.19.
  23. RESOLUTION - Approving Application for Payment #4, for Bid #2006-31, Alterations to the Deer Path Park Restrooms, with Hahr Construction, Inc., in the amount of $40,200.
  24. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #1, Final, for Bid #2006-34, for Resurfacing of County Route 617, in Franklin Township, with Owl Contracting, Inc., decrease of $360,910.42.
  25. RESOLUTION - Authorizing Final Payment for Bid #2006-50, for the Replacement of County Bridge H-1, on Route 519, in Holland Township, with Flanagan’s Contracting Group, Inc., in the amount of $87,570.82.
  26. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #1, Final, for Bid #2007-20, for Demolition of various structures throughout three County Parks, with SCC Contractors, LLC, increase of $16,100.
  27. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #1, Final, for Bid #2007-21, for the 2007 Resurfacing and Surface Treatment of various County roads, with Mannon Excavating & Paving Co., Inc., increase of $33,851.77.
  28. RESOLUTION - Authorizing Final Payment for Bid #2007-21, for the 2007 Resurfacing and Surface Treatment of various County roads, with Mannon Excavating & Paving Co., Inc., in the amount of $88,248.31.
  29. RESOLUTION - Authorizing Final Payment for Bid #2007-30, for the Tree Removal project on County Route 523, in Readington Township, with Andy Matt, Inc., in the amount of $79,610.03.
  30. RESOLUTION - Approving various County professionals be authorized to sign documents for the Department of Human Services.
  31. RESOLUTION - Approving the Federal Fiscal Year 2008 Certifications and Assurances for Federal Transit Administration Assistance.”
  32. RESOLUTION - Authorizing no stopping or standing of a vehicle along either side of Route 579 ( Church Street) in Bloomsbury Borough, when 2 or more inches of frozen participation shall fall.
  33. RESOLUTION - Approving subject to County Counsel review, an award of an RFP to USA Architects for programming, design and cost estimating, as part of the 2008 Paris funding, of the Records Center addition and renovations, in the amount not to exceed $42,000.
  34. RESOLUTION - Approving, upon the recommendation of the County Risk Management Committee, the County’s Risk Manual.
  35. RESOLUTION - Approving, upon the recommendation of the Shade Tree Commission, the Forestry Management Plan.
  36. RESOLUTION - Approving, upon the recommendation of the Hunterdon County Planning Board, the amended Hunterdon County Growth Management Plan, as the Master Plan for the County.
  37. RESOLUTION - Opposing Assembly Bill 4393 and Senate Bill 2878, that would require governments requesting bids for construction projects to publish their projected cost estimate range for each proposed project, would mandate that each published cost estimate range be “attested” to by the individual or firm preparing the bid advertisement, and would restrict the ability of county governments to reject bids.
  38. RESOLUTION - Opposing Assembly Bill 4384 and Senate Bill 2955, that would require every construction contract entered into pursuant to the “Local Public Contracts Law” to contain a provision for renegotiation upon the fluctuation of the price of a key construction material.

VII.     RECOGNITION/ PROCLAMATIONS

  1. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing Delaware Valley High School’s Golden Regiment Marching Band, on taking 1 st Place at the Central Jersey Regional Competition and the New Jersey Group IIA State Championships, and 3 rd Place at the Northern States Championships.
  2. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing Richard Addesso for having attained the designation of Eagle Scout.
  3. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing Christopher Edmund for having attained the designation of Eagle Scout.
  4. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing Mark Johnson for having attained the designation of Eagle Scout.
  5. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing Andrew Scheffler for having attained the designation of Eagle Scout.

VIII. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, Cynthia J. Yard

  1. County Update.
IX. FINANCE, Charles Balogh, Jr., Treasurer

  1. RESOLUTION - Requesting the Division of Local Government Services insert an item of revenue in the budget for the HIV Counseling & Testing program, in the amount of $44,850.
  2. RESOLUTION - Requesting the Division of Local Government Services insert an item of revenue in the budget for the State Health Services Grant, in the amount of $420,661.
  3. RESOLUTION - Requesting the Division of Local Government Services insert an item of revenue in the budget for the New Jersey Historical Commission, in the amount of $20,000.  
  4. RESOLUTION - Requesting the Division of Local Government Services insert an item of revenue in the budget for the Multi-Jurisdictional Narcotics Task Force Grant, in the amount of $104,163.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving the cancellation of a grant receivable in the amount of $23,406 and a grant reserve in the amount of $24,506, under the 2006 County Comprehensive Alcoholism Program.
  6. INTRODUCTION - Approving Bond Ordinance No. 16-07, authorizing the acquisition of real property for open space and park and recreation purposes, in the amount of $5,300,000.

X. HEALTH DEPARTMENT, John W. Beckley, Director

  1. Update.

XI.    PURCHASING, John P. Davenport, III

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #CountyClerk.945, with Progress Printing Company, for the general election ballots, for the County Clerk’s Office, in the amount of $59,248.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #HCJ.46949, with the New Jersey Fire Equipment Company, for air packs, for the Division of Corrections, Public Safety Dept., amount of $13,352.40.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #I.T.2853, with Eplus Technology, for networking equipment, for Information Technology, in the amount of $57,832.32.
  4. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the rejection of two bid packages, for Bid #2007-49, to furnish and deliver one (1) 2008 Sterling Acterra c/a Chassis with a Vulcan 10 Series 21’ steel car carrier rollback body and associated equipment, from East Penn Carrier   & Wrecker Sales (Bid “A”) and Schwartz Chrysler Mazda.   
  5. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2207-49, to furnish and deliver one (1) 2008 Sterling Acterra c/a Chassis with a Vulcan 10 Series 21’ steel car carrier roll back body and associated equipment, to East Penn Carrier & Wrecker Sales, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $72,754.
XII. ROADS, BRIDGES and ENGINEERING, John P. Glynn, Director

  1. Update on various County road and bridge projects.

XIII. GRANTS

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving a contract with the State Department of Human Services, to administer non-service related aspects of the Personal Assistance Services Program, in the amount of $33,300.

XIV. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Garden State Underwater Recovery Unit, request to hold a Coin Toss on Saturday, December 15, 2007, from 8 am until 3 pm, at the intersection of Route 519 and Bridge Street in Milford, New Jersey.

XV. OLD BUSINESS

  1. RESOLUTION - Asset Monetization.
  2. County Ethics Policy.  

XVI. FREEHOLDER REPORTS

XVII. 7:00 p.m. PUBLIC SESSION DISCUSSION (NOTE: Limit of 5 minutes per person)

  1. Adam Duckworth, Maria Naccarato, Request to install a portion of a septic system into the County’s Right-of-Way, in Lebanon Twp.
  2. Skylands of New Jersey Tourism Council, seeking matching grant funds for their 2009 projects.
  3. Union Township – Milligan Farms.

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