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Dated December 15, 2008

A complete copy of the December 16, 2008 Board Meeting Minutes is available online for review.

AGENDA
HUNTERDON COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
71 Main Street - Freeholder's Meeting Room - 2nd Floor
Flemington, New Jersey 08822
Tuesday, December 16, 2008 - 4:00 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 July 29, 2008, 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. 4:00 p.m. EXECUTIVE SESSION REQUESTS

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

IV. 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 04, 2008, March 18, 2008, November 06, 2008, November 18, 2008 and December 02, 2008.
  2. Motion to approve claims in accordance with the Claims Register dated December 02, 2008.
  3. RESOLUTION - James Molinaro appointed unclassified, full time County Investigator, Prosecutor’s Office. (Approved as part of 3 year plan).
  4. RESOLUTION - Ana Sierra appointed permanent, full time Advocate Victim Witness Program, Prosecutor’s Office. (Passed Civil Service exam).
  5. RESOLUTION - Anthony Sturchio appointed permanent, full time Public Safety Telecommunicator Trainee, Communications’ Division of Public Safety Department. (replacement).
  6. RESOLUTION - Kathleen Bronish appointed permanent, part time Geographic Information Specialist 3, Health Department. (passed Civil Service exam).
  7. RESOLUTION - Lizandra Toree Cuevas appointed permanent, full time Geographic Information Specialist 3, Information Technology Department. (passed Civil Service exam).
  8. RESOLUTION - Amy Manning appointed permanent, full time Park Naturalist, Parks and Recreation. (passed Civil Service exam).
  9. RESOLUTION - James Thatch appointed provisional, full time Program Coordinator Special Events, Library. (Desk audit results from NJ Dept. of Personnel to determine correct title).
  10. RESOLUTION - Approving the Transportation Fare Restructure for the County Community Transportation service in Human Services.
  11. RESOLUTION - Approving the final application for payment, #25 FINAL, for Bid #2003-38, for the renovations and addition to the Hunterdon County Library Headquarters, with Rampart Construction, in the amount of $86,537.49.
  12. RESOLUTION - Approving the final application for payment, #21 FINAL, for Bid #2003-38, for the renovations and addition to the Hunterdon County Library Headquarters, with Tore Electric Company, Inc., in the amount of $98,127.89.
  13. RESOLUTION - Requesting the resignation of the Hunterdon County Sheriff.
  14. RESOLUTION - Approving a Mutual Assistance Agreement with the Township of Clinton for specialized law enforcement services for emergencies, through the Hunterdon County Emergency Response Team (CERT Team).
  15. RESOLUTION - Approving a Volunteer Agreement for the Hunterdon County Emergency Response Team (CERT Team), with Drew MacQueen, Clinton Township Police.
  16. RESOLUTION - Approving a Mutual Assistance Agreement with the Town of Clinton for specialized law enforcement services for emergencies, through the Hunterdon County Emergency Response Team (CERT Team).
  17. RESOLUTION - Approving a Volunteer Agreement for the Hunterdon County Emergency Response Team (CERT Team), with Tim McGuire, Clinton Town Police.
  18. RESOLUTION - Approving a Mutual Assistance Agreement with the Township of Readington for specialized law enforcement services for emergencies, through the Hunterdon County Emergency Response Team (CERT Team).
  19. RESOLUTION - Approving a Volunteer Agreement for the Hunterdon County Emergency Response Team (CERT Team), with Gregory Wester, Readington Township Police.
  20. RESOLUTION - Approving a 2007 agreement with the Hunterdon Medical Center for public health nursing services.
  21. RESOLUTION - Approving a 2008 agreement with the Hunterdon Medical Center for public health nursing services.
  22. RESOLUTION - Approving the appointment of Herder Terricone Associates as the County’s Risk Management Coordinator and designating Kim Browne as the local unit’s Fund Commissioner.
  23. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the renewal of membership into the Public Alliance Insurance Coverage Fund, for three years.
  24. RESOLUTION - Invoking the County’s right of sovereign immunity in order to move forward with a construction project for the County’s wireless project.
  25. RESOLUTION - Approving the redacted executive session minutes of October 21, 2008 and November 06, 2008.

Added Item:

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving a settlement agreement in the matter of Pizzolato v. Hunterdon County, et al.

V. PROCLAMATION/RECOGNITION

  1. RESOLUTION - Recognizing George Wickard for having served 18 years on the Hunterdon County Planning Board.

VI. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, Cynthia J. Yard

  1. Fleet Management Policy.

VII. FINANCE, Kim Browne, Director

  1. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the cancellation of various Ordinances.
  2. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the cancellation of a grant receivable for the 2008 Hunterdon County Agriculture Market Development Program, in the amount of $23,275.75.
  3. RESOLUTION - Requesting the Division of Local Government Services insert an item of revenue in the 2008 County Budget for the Division of Criminal Justice, Body Armor Replacement Fund, in the amount of $8,550.38.

VIII. 6:30 p.m. SOLAR ENERGY PRESENATION by Vanguard.

IX. FARMLAND PRESERVATION, Sue Dziamara, Planning Director

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a development easement from Readington Township, on property owned by Hanna Saqa and Hanna Abu Ghattas, Block 75, Lot 33, estimated 116 acres, (SADC-1,531,200, County-$510,400, Township-$510,400), total amount of $2,552,000.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving the final cost share to purchase a development easement from Delaware Township, on the Danese Farm, Block 32, Lot 32, estimated 67 acres, (SADC-$627,750, County-$251,100, USDA FRPP-$273,725, Township-$156,250), total amount of $1,308,825.

X. PURCHASING, John P. Davenport, Purchasing Agent

  1. RESOLUTION - 24107, using State Contract A-53804, with Motorola, for communications equipment, for the Communications Division, Public Safety Department, in the amount of $137,046.80.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #HCJ.47383, using County Quote #0114-2008, with E&A Hotel & Restaurant Supply, for a dishwasher, for the Corrections Division, Public Safety Department, in the amount of $11,261.69.
  3. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of County Bid #2008-28, for Food and Commissary Services, for the Public Safety Department, to Aramark Correctional Services, in an amount not to exceed $976,614.08.
  4. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of County Bid #2008-33, to furnish and deliver Custom Fitted Uniforms for the Hunterdon County Corrections Division and Emergency Services Division of the Public Safety Department, Parks and Recreation and the Sheriff’s Office, to Universal Uniform Sales Co., Inc., in an amount not to exceed $96,386.50.

XI. PROJECT ADMINISTRATOR, Frank J. Bell, AIA

  1. Update of various County facilities and projects.

XII. FOR DISCUSSION

  1. Cultural and Heritage Commission, request for funding to update the Sites of Historic Interest of the County.

XIII . GRANTS

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving a grant for Personal Assistance Services, with the State Department of Human Services, to administer non-service related aspects of the program, in the amount of $33,300 (state funds).
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving a grant application for Recreational Opportunities for the Disabled, in the amount of $8,400.01 ($7,000 state funds, County match of $1,400.01).
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving an application for 2009 County Environmental Health Act funds (CEHA), in the amount of $352,890, ($176,445 state funds, County match of $176,445).

XIV. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Garden State Underwater Recovery Unit, requesting permission to hold a Coin Toss, on Saturday, December 20, 2008, from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 pm., at the intersection of County Route 519 and Bridge Street in Milford.

XV. FREEHOLDERS ASSIGNMENT REPORTS

XVI. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

XVII. EXECUTIVE SESSION (Reconvene if necessary)

 
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