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TENTATIVE AGENDA
HUNTERDON COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
Hunterdon County Administration Building & Historic County Court House
71 Main Street, Flemington, New Jersey 08822
Tuesday, April 24, 2007

2:45 p.m. Hunterdon County Utilities Authority Meeting

REMINDER: Board will Reconvene in the Historic Court House AT 5:30 p.m.

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. MOMENT OF SILENCE IN MEMORIUM OF MICHAEL POHLE

IV. 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 regular session minutes of March 27, 2007.
  2. Motion to approve claims in accordance with the Claims Register dated April 24, 2007.
  3. Motion to approve the Social Services Funds Report for March 2007.
  4. RESOLUTION - Brian Shevlin appointed unclassified, full time Assistant Prosecutor, Prosecutor’s Office.
  5. RESOLUTION - Alan LeFebvre appointed permanent, full time Gardner, Parks and Recreation.
  6. RESOLUTION - Jason Strauss appointed permanent, full time Gardner, Parks and Recreation.
  7. RESOLUTION - Tadhgh Rainey appointed permanent, full time Superintendent Mosquito Extermination, Health Department.
  8. RESOLUTION - Deborah Vallone appointed permanent, full time Principal Clerk Typist, Health Department.
  9. RESOULITON - Mary Ferguson appointed permanent, full time Senior Library Assistant, Library.
  10. RESOLUTION - Lisa LaFevre appointed permanent, full time Senior Library Assistant, Library.
  11. RESOLUTION - Cheryl Grotrian appointed permanent, full time Senior Library Assistant, Library.
  12. RESOLUTION - Carol Miller appointed permanent, full time Building Maintenance Worker, Buildings and Maintenance.
  13. RESOLUTION - Jonathan Danberry appointed permanent, full time Sheriff’s Officer, Sheriff’s Office.
  14. RESOLUTION - Virginia Travis appointed provisional, full time Senior Clerk Transcriber, Superintendent of Schools.
  15. RESOLUTION - Jean Raper appointed provisional, part time Librarian, Library.
  16. RESOLUTION - Katherine Aebisher appointed temporary, as needed Student Assistant, Library.
  17. RESOLUTION - Clint Bush, Mechanic, Roads and Bridges, leave of absence without pay.
  18. RESOLUTION - Joshua Burke, Tree Trimmer, Roads and Bridges, salary adjustment.
  19. RESOLUTION - Setting salaries for unclassified and/or non-contract support staff in the Sheriff’s Office.
  20. RESOLUTION - Setting salaries for unclassified and/or non-contract support staff in the Surrogate’s Office.
  21. RESOLUTION - Approving a change order for Bid #2006-32, for the installation of a Traffic Signal at the Intersection of County Route 579 (Church Street) and Staats Road, in Bloomsbury Borough and Bethlehem Township.
  22. RESOLUTION - Approving appointments to the Planning Board.
  23. RESOLUTION - Approving the 2007 State/Community Partnership and Family Court Appropriations Award Notice, from the Juvenile Justice Commission, in the amount of $281,061 ($132,383-Program funds, $53,905-Program Management funds, $94,773-Family Court Services Funds, $5,888-Juvenile Accountability Block Grant federal allocation).
  24. RESOLUTION - Approving an agreement with Richard Monacchio for juvenile sex offender treatment, in an amount not to exceed $15,000.
  25. RESOLUTION - Approving an agreement with Miller, Porter, Muller & Gaynor, Esquires, for legal services for the Planning Board, in an amount not to exceed $30,000.
  26. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #12, for Bid #2005-39, for alterations and addition to the Route 12 County Garage, with APS Contractor, Inc., in the amount of $71,677.05.
  27. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #1, for Bid #2006-31, for alternations to the restrooms at Deer Path Park, in the amount of $12,600.
  28. RESOLUTION - Approving an agreement with Harold Melvin’s Blue Notes, for a concert performance at Deer Path Park, on August 09, 2007, in the amount of $8,000.
  29. RESOLUTION - Approving the installation and operation of a Traffic Control Signal, at the intersection of Church Street (County Route 579) and Staats Road.
  30. RESOLUTION - Approving final payment for Bid #2006-04, for resurfacing of County Route 614, in Union Township, to Paving Materials and Construction Co., Inc., in the amount of $27,473.22.
  31. RESOLUTION - Approving final payment for Bid #2006-32, for the installation of a temporary traffic signal at the intersection of County Route 579 (Church Road) and Staats Road, to Lucas Electric Co., Inc., in the amount of $8,272.93.
  32. RESOLUTION - Supporting the restoration of the original amount dedicated to Tourism advertising and promotion in the FY 2005 State Budget.
  33. RESOLUTION - Confirming the name of the County’s Parks and Recreation Department as it is to appear on all grant applications, contracts, and titles.
  34. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of a Federal Aid Agreement for the replacement of County Bridge C-88, on Reformatory Road, in Clinton Township, in an amount not to exceed $231,531.69.

Old Business:

  1. 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 2005 and 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.

 Recognition:

  1. RESOLUTION - Steve Rawlyk recognized for having served on the Hunterdon County Planning Board.

V. PROCLAMATIONS

  1. RESOLUTION - Recognizing Steve Rue for attaining the designation of Eagle Scout.
  2. RESOLUTION - Recognizing Patrick Fox for attaining the designation of Eagle Scout.
  3. RESOLUTION - Recognizing Michael Shick for attaining the designation of Eagle Scout.
  4. RESOLUTION - Recognizing those who have participated in the Farmland Preservation program.

VI. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, Cynthia J. Yard

  1. County Update.

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

  1. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 04-07, authorizing the acquisition of office furniture, fixtures and business equipment, in the amount of $247,080.
  2. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 05-07, authorizing the acquisition of vehicles, in the amount of $450,000.
  3. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 06-07, authorizing the acquisition of computer equipment, in the amount of $195,000.
  4. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 07-07, authorizing improvements and the expansion of the Everittstown Garage Storage Facility, in the amount of $550,000.
  5. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 08-07, authorizing the acquisition of heavy public works machinery, equipment, and trucks for Roads and Bridges, Health and the Vehicle Services Departments and Buses for Human Services, in the amount of $1,132,800.
  6. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 09-07, authorizing improvements and renovations at various County facilities, in the amount of $1,080.000.
  7. INTRODUCTION - Bond Ordinance No. 10-07, authorizing the improvement of various public highways, roads and streets in, by and for the County, in the amount of $9,105,000.
  8. INTRODUCTION - Bond Ordinance No. 11-07, authorizing the improvement of various bridges and culverts, in the amount of $3,990,000.
  9. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 12-07, authorizing the acquisition of UHF Base Station equipment, for the Emergency Services Communications Facility, in the amount of $300,000.
  10. PUBLIC HEARING - Final adoption of the CAP Bank.

VIII. FARMLAND PRESERVATION

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving the Deed of Easement and Grant Agreement for the Development Easement from Ethel L. Rounsaville, on Block 19, Lot 16, in Alexandria Township, 68.469 acres, (SADC-284,146.35, County-$80,451.08, Township -$80,451.07), total amount of $445,048.50.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving the Deed of Easement and Grant Agreement for the Development Easement from Lebanon Township (Nagie), on Block 40, Lot 13, 67.860 acres, (SADC– $406,997.14, County - $115,321.28, Township -$156,010.14), total amount of $678,328.56.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving a Contract for Sale of Development Easement from Alexandria Township (Landmarks/Baretti), on Block 11, Lot 13, 35.165 acres, (SADC-$187,781.10, County- $53,235.94, Township-$71,951.46), total amount of $312,968.50.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving a Contract for Sale of Development Easement from Timsoland, L.L.C., (formerly Timko) on Block 14, Lot 25, in Delaware Township, 47.18 acres, (SADC - $257,602.80, County - $85,867.60, Township - $85,867.60), total amount of $429,338.00.

IX. PLANNING BOARD, Sue Dziamara, Director

  1. Planning Board and Farmland Preservation Update.

X. HIGHLANDS DISCUSSION/BETHLEHEM TOWNSHIP

  1. Policy on funding farms in the Highlands.

XII. PROJECT UPDATE, Frank J. Bell, AIA

  1. Update of various County facilities and buildings.

XIII. PURCHASING, John P. Davenport, III

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #23440, using State Contract No. A-53804, with Motorola, for radios for the Public Safety Department, in the amount of $16,252.50. (2006 Homeland Security grant funds).
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #23441, using County Quote #0039-2007, with M&W Communications, for encryption boards for the Public Safety Department, in the amount of $5,824.00. (2006 Homeland Security grant funds).
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #Parks.03187, using County Quote #0035-2007, with Associated Mailing & Printing, for the June Harbinger, a program newspaper for Parks and Recreation, in the amount of $7,123.
  4. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the rejection of bids for Bid #2007-13, to furnish and deliver structural steels for the Roads, Bridges and Engineering Department and directing the Purchasing Agent to re-bid the project.
  5. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2007-01, to furnish and deliver one (1) Trailer Mounted Diesel Fired Dual Axle Oil Jacketed Crack Sealing Melter/Applicator, for Roads, Bridges and Engineering, to Cimline Inc., in an amount not to exceed $33,985.
  6. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2007-07, to provide needs assessment/strategic planning for various municipalities, to SMART Business Advisory and Consulting, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $185,050. ( Paris Grant).
  7. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2007-09, to furnish and deliver two (2) Variable Display Message Boards, for Roads, Bridges and Engineering, to S&S Electrical Services, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $31,192.56.

XIV. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, Michael Rasimowicz

  1. Summary of pricing for fiber optics.

XV. GRANTS

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving a Comprehensive Farmland Preservation Plan Grant Agreement from the SADC, to aid in the creation or amendment of a Comprehensive Farmland Preservation Plan, amount not to exceed $30,000.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving the renewal of a General Operating Support application with the New Jersey Historical Commission, for re-granting, re-grant program administration and history related general operations, through Cultural & Heritage, in the amount of $75,039 with a County Match of $60,177.
  3. RESOLUTION - Accepting the Small Cities Grant for housing rehabilitation, in the amount of $300,000.

XVI. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Ride Against Aids, Requesting permission to use County roads during their 6 th Annual bicycle ride “New Jersey Ride Against AIDS” during the weekend of September 28 – 30, 2007.
  2. Califon Board of Recreation Memorial Day Committee, is requesting permission to use and close a portion of County Route 512, from School Street to Academy Street, for one hour on Monday, May 28, 2007, commencing at 10:45 a.m. during their Memorial Day celebration.
  3. NORWESCAP, requesting assistance to fill a vacancy for a County representative on the NORWESCAP Board.

XVII. FREEHOLDERS ASSIGNMENT REPORTS

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

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

5:30 p.m. RECONVENE at the Historic Court House, 2nd Floor

XIX. COUNTY SURROGATE, Susan Hoffman

  1. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing April 22 – 28, 2007 as National County Government Week in Hunterdon.
  2. Awards presented for the “My County Government” – Poster Contest

XX. HUNTERDON COUNTY MEDICAL ACCESS PARTNERSHIP

  1. PROCLAMATION – Recognizing the volunteers of the Hunterdon County Medical Access Partnership which will receive the Edward J. Ill Excellence in Medicine Award for Community Service Leader.

XXI. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

XXII. EXECUTIVE SESSION (Reconvene if necessary)

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