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AGENDA
HUNTERDON COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
71 Main Street, Flemington, New Jersey 08822
Tuesday, May 06, 2008 - 5:00 p.m.

3:45 p.m. Hunterdon County Utilities Authority Meeting

I. 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 May 01, 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

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

IV. 6:00 p.m. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, Cynthia J. Yard

  1. County Update.

V. BUILDINGS AND MAINTENANCE, Pete Maddalena, Director

  1. Update on County buildings.

VI. PROJECT UPDATE, Frank Joseph Bell, AIA

  1. Update of County facilities and projects.

VII. PURCHASING, John P. Davenport

  1. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of bid #2008-01 to furnish scanning, indexing and redaction services for the County Clerk’s Office, to Smooth Solutions, Inc., in the amount not to exceed $54,136.68.
  2. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of bid #2008-06 to furnish and deliver a custom UHF T-pass combiner, including a multi-coupler and antennas, to TXRX Systems, Inc. for the Department of Public Safety, in the amount not to exceed $37,581.92.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional agreement, quote #0026-2008, for the provision of surveying services for the Farmland Preservation program, to Bohren and Bohren Associates, Inc., in the amount not to exceed is $19,100.00.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #CC991, to provide ballot printing for the school election, to Progress Printing Company, for the County Clerk, in the amount of $38,151.00.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #23855, to procure 300 GPS units, to The GPS Store, for the Emergency Services Department, in the amount of $85,488.00.
  6. RESOLUTION - Approving the following requisitions, for the purchase of furniture and fixtures, for the Prosecutor’s Office: #40018248 to Knoll Inc. for $42,752.68; #40018249 to Knoll Inc. for $37,719.60; and #40018250 to Kimball International for $6,230.40, for a total amount of $86,702.68.
  7. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #40018178, for the galvanizing of the steel for Bridge H-93, on Javes Road, in the Township of Holland, for Roads and Bridges, to New Jersey Galvanizing, in the amount of $16,055.18

VIII. FINANCE, Margaret Pasqua, County Treasurer

  1. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 02-08, authorizing the acquisition of office furniture, fixtures and business equipment, various Departments of the County of Hunterdon, in the amount of $80,500.00.
  2. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 03-08, authorizing the acquisition of computer equipment, for the Information and Technology Department and various other Departments, in the amount of $138,100.00.
  3. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 04-08, authorizing the upgrade of the County-wide network for various County campuses, in the amount of $1,000,000.00.
  4. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 05-08, authorizing the acquisition of equipment for the Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Department, in the amount of $72,000.00.
  5. INTRODUCTION - Approving Bond Ordinance No. 06-08, authorizing the improvement of various public highways, roads and streets in, by and for the County, in the amount of $8,050,000.00.
  6. INTRODUCTION - Approving Bond Ordinance No. 07-08, authorizing the improvement of various bridges and culverts in, by and for the County, in the amount of $2,685,000.00.
  7. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 08-08, authorizing improvements and expansion of the Everittstown Garage storage facility, in the amount of $450,000.00.
  8. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 09-08, authorizing the acquisition of heavy public works machinery, equipment and trucks for the County Roads and Bridges and Vehicle Services Departments and buses for the Human Services Department, in the amount of $960,000.00.
  9. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 10-08, authorizing the upgrade and replacement of various communications’ equipment for the Hunterdon County Emergency Management Facility, in the amount of $273,000.00.
  10. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 11-08, authorizing the acquisition of computer equipment and furniture for the establishment of a computer crimes unit for the Hunterdon County Prosecutor, in the amount of $25,000.00.
  11. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the change of custodian, for the County Clerk’s petty cash fund, from Dorothy Tirpok to Mary Melfi.
  12. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the change of custodian in the Sheriff’s Office petty cash fund, from William Doyle to Deborah Trout.
  13. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the change of custodian in the Finance Department from Charles Balogh, Jr. to Margaret Pasqua.
  14. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the petty cash fund for Senior Health Services be rescinded.

IX. FARMLAND PRESERVATION

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving a Contract for Sale of Development Easement from Jeffrey M. and Debra N. Fisher, on Block 17, Lot 16.03, in East Amwell Township, consisting of 27 acres, (SADC - $226,800, County - $75,600, Township - $75,600), total amount of $378,000.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving the proposed acquisition of a Development Easement owned by Barbara Hay, on Block 21, Lots 16 & 16.01, in the Township of East Amwell, consisting of an estimated 57 acres, (SADC - $253,098.20, County - $67,284.31, Township - $83,437.09, total amount of $403,819.60.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving the proposed acquisition of a Development Easement owned by Karl F. Zeller and Jill Rickards Zeller, on Block 22, Lot 34, in Holland Township, consisting of 56.876 acres, (SADC - $253,098.20, County - $67,284.31, Township - $83,437.09, total amount of $403,819.60.

X. 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 claims in accordance with the Claims Register dated May 06, 2008.
  2. Motion to approve the Social Services Funds report for March 2008.
  3. RESOLUTION - Lizandra Torres-Cuevas, appointed provisional, full time GIS Specialist 3, Division of GIS, Information Technology Department.
  4. RESOLUTION - advising the Appointing Authority, Timothy Kooker passed the New Jersey Department of Personnel examination, and is hereby appointed permanent, full time Network Administrator 1, Information Technology Department.
  5. RESOLUTION - advising the Appointing Authority, Katherine Burgess passed the New Jersey Department of Personnel examination, and is hereby appointed permanent, full time Senior Librarian, Library Department.
  6. RESOLUTION - advising the Appointing Authority, Elizabeth Erwin passed the New Jersey Department of Personnel examination, and is hereby appointed permanent, full time Senior Librarian, Library Department.
  7. RESOLUTION - advising the Appointing Authority, Joan Bonham passed the New Jersey Department of Personnel examination, and is hereby appointed permanent, full time Library Clerk Driver, Library Department.
  8. RESOLUTION - Opposing S-770 and A-1645 mandating the appointment of a Qualified Purchasing Agent and the attendant reorganization of municipal purchasing functions.
  9. RESOLUTION - Approving change order #1, for Bid #2006-31, Deer Path Park Restrooms, to add handrails and riser boards to the exterior stairs due to grading conditions, with Hahr Construction, Inc., an increase of $800.00.
  10. RESOLUTION - Approving Construction Change Directive One, for Bid #2005-47, Emergency Services Building, to provide additional labor and materials to install additional smoke and heat detectors, remove two smoke detectors and weatherproof/patch AC ductwork, with DeSapio Construction, Inc., an increase of $2,976.00.
  11. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #5, Bid #2006-31, for the Deer Path Park Restrooms, with Hahr Construction, Inc., in the amount of $12,160.00.
  12. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #21, Bid #2005-39, for the Route 12 Garage, with APS, Inc., in the amount of $51,566.90.
  13. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #16, Bid #2006-20, for the Hall of Records/Southard buildings, with Watertrol, Inc., in the amount of $59,958.80
  14. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #24, Bid #2005-47, for the Emergency Services Building, with DeSapio Construction, in the amount of $25,875.14.
  15. RESOLUTION - Approving the Hunterdon County Transportation Plan as an element of the Hunterdon County Growth Management Plan.
  16. RESOLUTION - Authorizing an agreement with New Jersey Transit Corporation to transfer ownership and responsibility of (2) Section 5310, Federal Transit funded vehicles to the County of Hunterdon.
  17. RESOLUTION - Approving the following re-appointments to the Human Services Advisory Council: Martha Rezeli, Nancy Schepens, Meghan Randolph, Mark Donlon, Terry Newhard, Katherine Bergacs, Edward Jakubco, Scott Elliott, Miguel Mendez.
  18. RESOLUTION - Authorizing Art Show Waiver Agreements, with various senior artists, to display art, for the annual Hunterdon County Art Show, at Route 31 County Complex, Raritan Township.
  19. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the release of a Road Opening Deposit to Peter J. Sarsten, in the amount of $500.

XI. PROCLAMATIONS/RECOGNITION

  1. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing Christian Weisenbacher for attaining the designation of Eagle Scout.
  2. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing Bonnie Duncan for having served as member of the Hunterdon County Human Services Advisory Council.
  3. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing Glenn Duncan for having served as member of the Hunterdon County Human Services Advisory Council.
  4. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing Kathy Owens for having served as member of the Hunterdon County Human Services Advisory Council.
  5. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing Catherine McVicker for having served as member of the Hunterdon County Human Services Advisory Council.
  6. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing Robert DeChellis for having served as member of the Hunterdon County Human Services Advisory Council.
  7. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing Spencer Fader, Troop 119, for attaining the designation of Eagle Scout.
  8. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing Lee Pearson, Troop 119, for attaining the designation of Eagle Scout.

XII. GRANTS

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving a grant renewal application with the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, for HIV Counseling and Testing grant funds, in the amount of $59,800.00.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving a grant renewal with the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services, for the Cancer Control grant, for prevention and early detection services funding, in the amount of $65,000.00.

XIII. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Robert DeChellis’ resignation as the alternate attorney for Hunterdon County Board of Construction Appeals effective immediately.
  2. Housing Corporation advising their details for dissolution.
  3. Sheriff Trout’s request to amend their 2008 salaries/wages budget.
  4. J. Peter Jost, Esq., acknowledgement of correspondence regarding interchange modifications to I-78, Exit 15.
  5. Delaware Township’s concern of the County widening/realigning Bridge D-345/CR523.
  6. NJ Citizen Action and Hunterdon County Peace Coalition request to utilize the Historic Courthouse steps to host a memorial for the soldiers from New Jersey who have perished in Iraq.
  7. Somerset Wheelmen requesting permission to utilize various County routes to conduct their championship event.
  8. East Whitehouse Fire Department, Inc. requesting to purchase diesel fuel and gasoline through the County fuel program.

XIV. FOR DISCUSSION

  1. Hunterdon Land Trust – feasibility study for 2008 ballot question

XV. FREEHOLDERS ASSIGNMENT REPORTS

XVI. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

XVII. EXECUTIVE SESSION (Reconvene if necessary)

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