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AGENDA
HUNTERDON COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
71 Main Street, Flemington, New Jersey 08822
February 19 , 2008 - 5:00 p.m.

4:30 p.m. Hunterdon County Utilities Authority - Reorganization Meeting

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, 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. 5:00 p.m. EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

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

  1. County Update.

V. OPEN SPACE, Kevin S. Richardson, Coordinator  

  1. Presentation of a County Cooperative Acquisition Program.

VI. INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY, Mike Rasimowicz

  1. Update on the Wireless project.

VII. HUMAN SERVICES, Pamela A. Pontrelli, Administrator

  1. Department Update.

VIII. PROJECT Update, Frank Joseph Bell, AIA, Project Administrator

  1. Update on various County buildings and facilities.

IX. FARMLAND PRESERVATION

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving a Contract for Sale of Development Easement, from Readington Township (Little), on Block 65, Lot 12.01, consisting of approximately 32 acres, (SADC-$337,881.60, County-$90,101.76, Township-$135,152.64), total amount $563,136.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving the proposed acquisition of a Development Easement owned Elsie E. Gulick, on Block 13, Lot 34, in West Amwell Township, consisting of an estimated 38.44 acres, (SADC-$322,896, County-$107,632, Township-$107,632), total amount of $538,160.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving the proposed acquisition of a Development Easement owned Elsie E. Gulick, on Block 14, Lot 33.02, in West Amwell Township, consisting of an estimated 54 acres, (SADC-$394,000, County-$118,800, Township-$118,800), total amount of $631,600.

X. SOLID WASTE/RECYCLING, Alan Johnson, Director

  1. Revised presentation of the amendment for the Solid Waste Management Plan.

XI. KINGWOOD TOWNSHIP, James Burke, Deputy Mayor

  1. To discuss a preservation project, Block 14, Lot 28.02 and 30 and Block 12, Lot 31.

XII. FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP

  1. To discuss the preservation of Summit Manor, Block 5, Lot 5.

XIII. 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 September 11, 2007 and September 25, 2007.
  2. Motion to approve claims in accordance with the Claims Register dated February 19, 2008.
  3. RESOLUTION - Michael McCarthy appointed permanent, full time Public Safety Telecommunicator Trainee, Division of Emergency Services, Department of Public Safety.
  4. RESOLUTION - Rick Steffey appointed permanent, full time Assistant Planner, Planning Board.
  5. RESOLUTION - Brian Appezzato appointed permanent, full time Assistant Planner, Planning Board.
  6. RESOLUTION - Karen Briggs appointed permanent, full time Senior Receptionist Typing, County Administrator’s Office.
  7. RESOLUTION - Alexis Thomas appointed permanent, full time Correction Officer, Division of Corrections, Department of Public Safety.
  8. RESOLUTION - Elaine Mills-Winkler appointed provisional, full time Principal Clerk Typist, Prosecutor’s Office.
  9. RESOLUTION - Christine Hammerstone appointed provisional, full time Social Work Supervisor, Division of Social Services, Department of Human Services.
  10. RESOULITON - Phyllis Newman appointed temporary, as needed Instructor, Division of Senior Services, Department of Human Services.
  11. RESOLUTION - Approving appointments to the Solid Waste Advisory Council.
  12. RESOLUTION - Approving the appointment of Susan Hoffman to the Senior Health Council.
  13. RESOLUTION - Approving the 2008 Budget Statement Certification by Welfare Agency.
  14. RESOLUTION - Approving a Federal Equitable Sharing Agreement between the United States Treasury and the County Prosecutor’s Office.
  15. RESOLUTION - Approving contracts through the 2008 Request for Proposals for human services through various agencies, subject to County Counsel review.
  16. RESOLUTION - Approving plans and specifications for the Intersection Improvements of County Route 579 and County Route 513, in the Townships of Alexandria, Franklin and Union.
  17. RESOLUTION - Approving plans and specification for the Resurfacing and Storm Water Improvements of County Route 523, in Readington Township.
  18. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #1, Final, for Bid #2007-14, Replacement of County Bridge D-437, on Dunkard Church Road, in Delaware Twp., with Flanagan’s Contracting Group, Inc., decrease of $26,611.15.
  19. RESOLUTION - Authorizing final payment for Bid #2007-14, Replacement of County Bridge D-437, on Dunkard Church Road, in Delaware Twp., with Flanagan’s Contracting Group, Inc., in the amount of $68,339.85.
  20. RESOLUTION - Approving an agreement with Hunterdon Symphony, for a concert performance on July 31, 2008, at Deer Path Park, as part of the “Music Under the Stars” concert series, for the Parks and Recreation Department, in the amount of $3,000.
  21. RESOLUTION - Urging the completion of the environmental assessment report and restoration of passenger service on the West Trenton Line.
  22. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #22, for the Emergency Services Addition/Alteration, with DeSapio Construction, in the amount of $125,052.11.
  23. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #31, for the Emergency Services Addition/Alteration, with DeSapio Construction, decrease of $152.
  24. RESOLUTION - Approving payment application #14, Hall of Records Restoration, with Watertrol, amount of $59,531.75.
  25. RESOLUTION - Approving payment application #15, Hall of Records Restoration, with Watertrol, amount of $18,949.44.

XIV. PURCHASING

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #23793, with Fox Equipment Company, for two (2) portable diesel powered light towers, for the Division of Emergency Services of the Public Safety Department, in the amount of $16,050.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving a “NonFair and Open” contract with Dewberry-Goodkind, Inc., for the evaluation of the County Route 512/517 Intersection Traffic Signal, in Tewksbury Township, for Roads, Bridges and Engineering, in the amount of $15,450.

XV. GRANTS

  1. RESOLUTION - Accepting the receipt of $2,165,000.00 for PARIS Grant programs, to meet the strategic records management, preservation, and storage needs of the County.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to Area Plan Grant #10-001, for Administration of the grants, increase of $2,500 in state funds and $79,872 in local funds.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to Area Plan Grant #10-032, for Information and Assistance, increase of $3,301 in federal funds and a decrease of $2,422 in state funds.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to Area Plan Grant #10-054, for Care Coordination, for an increase in federal funds of $8,546 and an increase in state funds of $256.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to Area Plan Grant #10-064/065, for Senior Health and Preventive Health Services, for an increase in federal funds of $88 and an increase in state funds of $2,500.
  6. RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to Area Plan Grant #10-060, for the State Health Insurance Program, for an increase in state funds of $3,301.
  7. RESOLUTION - Approving an amendment to Area Plan Grant #1-62, for the Mr. Fixit Program, for a decrease in federal funds of $410, and an increase in local funds of $9,630 and an increase in donations of $1,000.

XVI. OLD BUSINESS/DISCUSSION

  1. To further consider a proposal from OPEN Road for use of County buses.
  2. To consider supporting Cape May County in the Bigley Lawsuit.

XVII. FREEHOLDERS ASSIGNMENT REPORTS

XVIII. 7: 00 p.m. FOR DISCUSSION (to take place in Historic Court House, 2nd Floor, Courtroom)

  1. To discuss activities on Quaker Valley Farms, LLC, (Garden State Growers), Block 37, Lot 42, in Franklin Township.

XIX. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

XX. EXECUTIVE SESSION (Reconvene if necessary)