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Dated: 04/09/2007

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TENTATIVE AGENDA
HUNTERDON COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
Hunterdon County Administration Building
71 Main Street, Flemington, New Jersey 08822
Tuesday, April 10, 2007

10:00 a.m. South Branch Parkway

  1. Presentation by the NJ Department of Transportation.

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 02, 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.”

II. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

III. 3:00 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 February 27, 2007 and the regular and executive session minutes of March 13, 2007, and the special minutes of March 31, 2007.
  2. Motion to approve claims in accordance with the Claims Register dated April10, 2007.
  3. RESOLUTION - Michael Piretti appointed permanent, full time Correction Officer, Division of Corrections, Department of Public Safety.
  4. RESOLUTION - Benjamin Walck appointed permanent, full time Correction Officer, Division of Corrections, Department of Public Safety.
  5. RESOLUTION - Setting 2007 salaries for unclassified and/or non-contractual staff in the Board of Elections.
  6. RESOLUTION - Setting 2007 salaries for unclassified and/or non-contractual staff in the Health Department.
  7. RESOLUTION - Setting 2007 salaries for unclassified and/or non-contractual staff in the Human Resources Department.
  8. RESOULITON - Setting 2007 salaries for unclassified and/or non-contractual staff in the Human Services Department.
  9. RESOLUTION - Setting 2007 salaries for unclassified and/or non-contractual staff in the Library.
  10. RESOLUTION - Setting 2007 salaries for unclassified and/or non-contractual staff in the Planning Department.
  11. RESOLUTION - Setting 2007 salaries for unclassified and/or non-contractual staff in the Project Management Department.
  12. RESOLUTION - Setting 2007 salaries for unclassified and/or non-contractual staff in the Public Safety Department.
  13. RESOLUTION - Setting 2007 salaries for unclassified and/or non-contractual staff in the Purchasing Department.
  14. RESOLUTION - Setting 2007 salaries for unclassified and/or non-contractual staff in the Roads, Bridges and Engineering Department.
  15. RESOLUTION - Setting 2007 salaries for unclassified and/or non-contractual staff in the Tax Board.
  16. RESOLUTION - Setting 2007 salaries for unclassified and/or non-contractual staff in the Weights and Measures Department.
  17. RESOLUTION - Setting 2007 salaries for unclassified and/or non-contractual staff in the Finance Department.
  18. RESOLUTION - Setting 2007 salaries for unclassified and/or non-contractual staff in County Counsel’s Office.
  19. RESOLUTION - Setting 2007 salaries for unclassified and/or non-contractual staff in the Construction Board of Appeals.
  20. RESOLUTION - Setting 2007 salaries for unclassified and/or non-contractual staff in the Freeholders’ Office.
  21. RESOLUTION - Setting 2007 salaries for unclassified and/or non-contractual staff in the Central Printing and Mail Department.
  22. RESOLUTION - Setting 2007 salaries for unclassified and/or non-contractual staff in the Setting 2007 salaries for unclassified and/or non-contractual staff in the Buildings and Maintenance Department.
  23. RESOLUTION - Setting 2007 salaries for unclassified and/or non-contractual staff in the County Administrator’s Office.
  24. RESOLUTION - Setting 2007 salaries for unclassified and/or non-contractual staff in the Information Technology Department.
  25. RESOLUTION - Setting 2007 salaries for unclassified and/or non-contractual staff in the Parks and Recreation Department.
  26. RESOLUTION - Setting 2007 salaries for unclassified and/or non-contractual staff in the Rutgers’ Cooperative Extension Department.
  27. RESOLUTION - Approving three (3) municipal grant program applications for an allocation of Open Space Trust Funds.
  28. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the installation and operation of a Traffic Control Signal at the Intersection of Bloomsbury Road and Staats Road.
  29. RESOLUTION - Approving an agreement with the New Jersey Institute for Technology, for the construction of the New Jersey Reference Station Program.
  30. RESOLUTION - Approving an agreement with Pino Consulting Goup, Inc., to assist in the preparation of indirect cost allocation plans and indirect cost rates based upon financial and statistical information for the County’s Fiscal Year ended December 31, 2005 and December 31, 2006, including assistance with completing the County Welfare Agency Monetary Allowance in Lieu of Rent Forms and Title IV-D Request for Allowance in Lieu of Rant Form, in that amount of $36,500.
  31. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the release of a Performance Bond to Amorim Construction Co., in the amount of $1,000.
  32. RESOLUTION - Recognizing Suzanne Lagay for having served on the Workforce Investment Board.
  33. RESOLUTION - Approving the designation of “Through Streets” and “Stop” intersections effecting County Route 625 in Alexandria and Union Townships, and County Route 635 in Bethlehem and Union Townships, and Hampton Borough.
  34. RESOLUTION - Approving final payment for Bid #2006-11, for the reconstruction of County Bridge T-61 on Potterstown Road, over the South Branch of the Rockaway Creek, in Tewksbury Township.
  35. RESOLUTION - Approving a modification to the State Contract with the Division of Youth and Family Services, increase in day rate for shelter at the Youth Facility, to $125 per day.
  36. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #13, for Bid #2005-47, for the addition and alternations to the Communications/Emergency Services Center, with DeSapio Construction, Inc., in the amount of $320,366.44.
  37. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #6, for Bid #2006-20, for renovations of the Hall of Records and the Southard Building, with Watertrol, Inc., in the amount of $114,375.44.
  38. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #10, for alternations and addition to the Route 12 County Garage, with APS Contractor, Inc., in the amount of $291,662.52.
  39. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #11, for alternations and addition to the Route 12 County Garage, with APS Contractor, Inc., in the amount of $225,637.16.
  40. RESOLUTION - Approving a modification to the provider service agreement with the North Hunterdon Voorhees Regional High School District, increase of $10,000.
  41. RESOLUTION - Approving a modification to the provider service agreement with Hunterdon Behavioral Health, increase of $414,037.
  42. RESOLUTION - Approving a modification to the provider service agreement with the Hunterdon County YMCA, increase of $10,000.
  43. RESOLUTION - Supporting the renewal of the Garden State Preservation Trust.
  44. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the acceptance of a New Jersey Forest Fire Service Brush Truck, for use by the County.

IV. PROCLAMATIONS

  1. RESOLUTION - Recognizing May 21-25, 2007 as Hunterdon County Bike to Work Week.
  2. RESOLUTION - Proclaiming Friday, April 27, 2007 as the 135th Anniversary of Arbor Day in Hunterdon County.

V. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, Cynthia J. Yard

  1. County Update.

VI. FARMLAND PRESERVATION

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving the Deed of Easement and Grant Agreement for the Acquisition of Development Easement from Alexandria Township (Staments), for Block 14, Lot 16, 83.668 acres, (SADC-$162,255.68, County-$36,007.36, Township-$36,007.36), total amount of $234,270.40.

VII. PURCHASING, John P. Davenport, III

    1. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #23436, with Queues Enforth Development, for GIS mapping and control system, for Emergency Services, in the amount of $52,000.
    2. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #23383, using GSA Contract #GS-07F-5843P, with L-3 Communications, for infrared cameras, for the Public Safety Department, in the amount of $33,867.69.
    3. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #IT.2701, with ESRI, for software maintenance, for Information Technology, in the amount of $6,400.
    4. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #IT.2704, with ESRI, for software maintenance, for Information Technology, in the amount of $17,400.
    5. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #HCJ.46736, with the Hunterdon Medical Center, for medical services, for the Division of Corrections, Public Safety Department, in the amount of $6,440.25.
    6. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2006-43, for Automated Data Processing Services, for the County Tax Board, to Vital Communications, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $84,000.
    7. RESOLUTION - Authorizing an agreement with United Telephone Co. of NJ, d/b/a EMBARQ, to upgrade hardware and software for the 9-1-1 telecommunications equipment at the Emergency Services Center, in the amount of $364,203.87.

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

  1. Update of various County roads and bridges.

IX. COUNTY CLERK, Mary Melfi

  1. Quarterly Update.

X. GRANTS

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving the renewal of the Cancer Control Grant, with the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, in the amount of $65,000.

XI. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Whitehouse First Aid & Rescue Squad, Inc., requesting permission to hold a coin toss on Saturday, April 28, 2007 and Saturday, October 6, 2007, between 8 am and 3 pm.
  2. High Bridge Fire Department, requesting permission to hold a coin toss on Sunday, May 20, 2007 and Saturday, November 24, 2007, on County Route 513 between Grayrock Road and Arch Street, from 8 am until 3 pm.
  3. Somerset Wheelmen Bicycling Club, requesting permission to use County roads to conduct individual time trials on Saturday, May 17, 2007 between 7:30 am until 9:30 am.

XII. FREEHOLDERS ASSIGNMENT REPORTS

XIII. 4: 30 p.m.E XECUTIVE SESSION REQUESTS

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

XIV. 5:30 p.m.NEW JERSEY AUDUBON SOCIETY, Conservation & Education Department, Lillian Armstrong and Linda Gangi

    Presentation on the initiation of the Skylands Birding and Wildlife Trails project.

XV. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

XVI. EXECUTIVE SESSION (Reconvene if necessary)

XVII. 7:00 p.m. FINANCE , Charles Balogh, Jr., County Treasurer

  1. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the Budget be read by title only.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving a Dedication by Rider for the Open Space Tax.
  3. PUBLIC HEARING - For the adoption of the County Budget for 2007.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving the amount to be raised by taxation for the County’s Open Space, Recreation, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving the amount to be raised by taxation for support of the Operating Budget for the County Library.

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