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TENTATIVE AGENDA
HUNTERDON COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
Hunterdon County Administration Building
71 Main Street, Flemington, New Jersey 08822
TUESDAY, June 16, 2009

2:45 p.m. Hunterdon County Utilities Authority 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, 2009, 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. 3:00 p.m. EXECUTIVE SESSION

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

III. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

IV. 4:00 p.m. PURCHASING, John P. Davenport

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #40021638, with Structural Metal Fabricators, for a dump body, for the Roads and Bridges Department, in the amount of $14,283.00.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #40021664, with Knoll c/o Evenson Best, for furniture in the Public Safety Communications Building, for Project Administration Department, in the amount of $21,284.50.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #40021665, with Kimball International/National c/o of Evenson Best, for furniture in the Public Safety Communications Building, for Project Administration Department, in the amount of $32,543.50.
  4. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of Bid #2009-07, for the painting of various County bridges, for the Roads and Bridges Department, to U.S. Tank Painting, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $195,200.00.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving an award of Quote #0038-2009, for professional appraisal services, in connection with a ROW for Bridge E-174 replacement project, for the Roads and Bridges Department, to Musnuff Group LLC, in an amount not to exceed $7,500.00.
  6. RESOLUTION - Approving a Professional Services Agreement, for surveying in connection with subdivision plan revisions and new property descriptions in Holland Township, for the Open Space Program, with Van Cleef Engineering Associates, in an amount not to exceed $8,500.00.
  7. RESOLUTION - Approving a Contract Modification for a Professional Services Agreement, for surveying services in connection with the Herr Property, Clinton Township, for the Planning Board, with Bohren and Bohren, for an increase of $678.00 for a new total amount not to exceed $24,578.00.
  8. RESOLUTION - Approving a Contract Modification for a Professional Services Agreement, for engineering consulting services in connection with renovations and additions to the Route 12 County Garage, for the Roads, Bridges and Engineering Department, with Strunk Albert Engineering, for an increase of $23,465.00 for a new total amount not to exceed $292,465.00.

V. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, Cynthia J. Yard

  1. County Update.
  2. Transportation Committee Update
  3. Requisitions for various memberships and conferences which are beyond the parameters of the established policy.
    1. Sheriff’s request for a national membership
    2. Superintendent of Schools request for an out-of-state conference which is not for CEU’s.
    3. Superintendent of Schools request for a membership which provides legal representation and assistance to develop and contract for response on legal issues in her role as Interim Superintendent.
  4. Issues requiring Freeholder guidance in the Sheriff’s Office.
    1. Request for discussion regarding compensatory time for Sheriff’s Officers to work private road jobs.
    2. Sheriff’s Officer’s coverage at the Justice Center
    3. Re-assignment of two (2) Sheriff’s Officers to perform the duties of Investigators.
    4. Inquiry to the Administrator that a member of the Sheriff’s Office went on an unauthorized, out of state trip.

VI. 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 claims in accordance with the Claims Register dated June 16, 2009.
    2. Motion to approve the regular session minutes of regular session minutes of May 19, 2009.
    3. RESOLUTION - Yasmin Rivera Howard, appointed permanent, full-time Health Education, Health Department.
    4. RESOLUTION - Dana Bivona, appointed permanent, full-time Family Service Worker, Division of Social Services, Human Services Department.
    5. RESOLUTION - Edward Regan, appointed permanent, full-time Field Representative, Senior Citizens Program, Division of Senior Services, Human Services Department.
    6. RESOLUTION - Anthony Sturchio, appointed permanent, full-time Public Safety Telecommunicator, Division of Emergency Services, Public Safety Department.
    7. RESOLUTION - Stephen Allara, appointed permanent, full-time Public Safety Telecommunicator, Division of Emergency Services, Public Safety Department.
    8. RESOLUTION - Authorizing six temporary appointments, when and as needed, Recreation Leaders for summer programs, Parks and Recreation Department.
    9. RESOLUTION - Authorizing three temporary appointments, when and as needed, Laboratory Assistants for the summer, Vector Control Division, Health Department.
    10. RESOLUTION - Christian Weisenbacher, appointed temporary, when and as needed, Clerk, for clerical 4-H Fair preparation, Rutgers Cooperative Extension Department.
    11. RESOLUTION - Approving a contract modification #1, for a provider service agreement, extending the terms of agreement an additional 12 months, for Hunterdon Helpline, Inc., with the modification not-to-exceed amount of $81,242.00 for the funding period.
    12. RESOLUTION - Approving a contract modification for a provider service agreement, to extend the terms of agreement for an additional 12 months, for Daytop Village, with the modification not-to-exceed amount of $170,000.00 for the funding period.
    13. RESOLUTION - Approving a contract modification for a provider service agreement, extending agreement terms for an additional 12 months, for North Hunterdon Voorhees Regional High School, with the modification not-to-exceed amount of $10,000.00 for the funding period.
    14. RESOLUTION - Approving recommendations and revisions of the updated Hunterdon County Coordinated Human Services Transportation Plan “United We Ride”, which meets the federal requirement to remain eligible for funds from several grant programs.
    15. RESOLUTION - Authorizing Contract Modification #1, to provide administrative oversight and to administer non-service related aspects of the PASP to three (3) additional consumers, for the Personal Assistance Services Program, due to increased contracted level of Service with the NJ Division of Disability Services.
    16. RESOLUTION - Approving the proposed, revised By-Laws as recommended by the Transportation Advisory Committee on May 26, 2009.
    17. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #2–Final, Bid #2008-12, for the safety improvements to CR 579 with CR 513, in the Townships of Franklin, Alexandria and Union, for Z Brothers Concrete Contractor, for a decrease in the amount of $23,794.42.
    18. RESOLUTION - Approving payment #3-final payment, for Bid #2008-12, for the safety improvements to CR 579 with CR 513, in the Townships of Franklin, Alexandria and Union, to Z Brothers Concrete Contractor, for an increased amount of $21,904.60.
    19. RESOLUTION - Approving Change Order #1-Final, for Bid #2008-13, for the resurfacing and storm water improvements to CR 523, Readington Township, with Defino Contracting Company, for an increased amount of $9,197.78.

VII. PROCLAMATION/RECOGNITION

  1. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing Nicholas G. Vitovitch in obtaining the designation of Eagle Scout.

VIII. FINANCE

  1. INTRODUCTION - Bond Ordinance No. 4-09, authorizing the improvement of various public highways, roads and streets in, by and for the County of Hunterdon, to appropriate the sum of $4,220,000.00.
  2. INTRODUCTION - Bond Ordinance No. 5-09, authorizing the improvement of various bridges and culverts in, by and for the County of Hunterdon, to appropriate the sum of $8,395,000.00.
  3. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 6-09, authorizing the acquisition of office furniture, fixtures and business equipment by the County of Hunterdon and appropriating $100,000.00.
  4. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 7-09, authorizing the acquisition of heavy public works machinery, equipment & trucks or the County Roads, Bridges and Vehicle Services Departments, by the County of Hunterdon and appropriating $231,000.00.
  5. INTRODUCTION - Capital Ordinance No. 8-09, authorizing the acquisition of computer equipment, by the County of Hunterdon and appropriating $115,500.00.
  6. RESOLUTION - Request Division of Local Government Services approve the insertion of an item of revenue in the 2009 Budget for the Highlands Sustainable Agriculture Grant, for the period April 1, 2009 to March 31, 2010, in the amount of $40,000.00.
  7. RESOLUTION - Request Division of Local Government Services approve the insertion of an item of revenue in the 2009 Budget for Highlands Sustainable Agriculture Grant, for the period May 15, 2009 to August 15, 2009, in the amount of $15,000.00.
  8. RESOLUTION - Request Division of Local Government Services approve the insertion of an item of revenue in the 2009 Budget for Highlands Sustainable Agriculture Grant, for the period June 2, 2009 to June 1, 2010, in the amount of $75,000.00.
  9. RESOLUTION - Request Division of Local Government Services approve the insertion of an item of revenue in the 2009 Budget for the Clean Communities Entitlement, for the period January 1, 2009 to December 31, 2009, in the amount of $61,000.52.
  10. RESOLUTION - Request Division of Local Government Services approve the insertion of an item of revenue in the 2009 Budget for the Special Initiatives/ Transportation, for the period July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010, in the amount of $85,326.00.
  11. RESOLUTION - Request Division of Local Government Services approve the insertion of an item of revenue in the 2009 Budget for the Senior Farmer’s Market Nutrition Program, for the period June 1, 2009 to September 30, 2009, in the amount of $3,000.00.
  12. RESOLUTION - Request Division of Local Government Services approve the insertion of an item of revenue in the 2009 Budget for the Comprehensive Cancer Control Grant, for the period July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010, in the amount of $65,000.00.
  13. RESOLUTION - Authorizing a transfer funds from the Hunterdon County Open Space Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund, to be applied to Bond Ordinance No. 10-2006, for Improvements to the Southard Building and Hall of Records, in the amount of $300,000.00.

IX. GRANTS

  1. RESOLUTION - Authorizing a grant application for Sustainable Agriculture Year 2, with the New Jersey Highlands Water Protection and Planning Council, for assessing/promoting sustainable agriculture in accordance with the Regional Master Plan, in the amount of $75,000.00.
  2. RESOLUTION - Authorizing a grant application for J & J Somerset County Companies Healthcare and Basic Need Fund, with the Community Foundation of New Jersey, to cover part of the cost of various health screenings for senior participants in the Senior Health and Wellness Program, in the amount of $5,000.00.
  3. RESOLUTION - Authorizing a grant application for the Senior Citizen and Disabled Resident Transportation Assistance Program, utilizing Casino Tax Revenues, through NJ Transit, to provide transportation to citizens aged 60+ and disabled citizens, for the period January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010, in the amount of $519,101.00.
  4. RESOLUTION - Authorizing a grant application for Recreational Opportunities for Individuals with Disabilities, through the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs for the period January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010, in the amount of $3,100.00.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving a modification of Area Plan Grant #10-055/056, to extend an additional 12 months, for assistance, physical fitness activities and education services for seniors, with the Hunterdon County YMCA, in the amount of $47,454.00.

X. ROADS, BRIDGES AND ENGINEERING - John Glynn

  1. Sale of Surplus Equipment
  2. Project Update

XI. OPEN SPACE - Kevin Richardson

  1. RESOLUTION – Approving Municipal Grant Program Applications for County Open Space Trust Funds for Raritan Township, in the amount of $203,936.09; Union Township in the amount of $47,782.32. Approving Nonprofit Grant Program applications for County Open Space Trust Funds for the following: New Jersey Conservation Foundation in the amount of $400,000.00; the Hunterdon Land Trust Alliance, Inc., in the amount of $26,600.00; and the New Jersey Audubon Society in the amount of $54,000.00; and, the New Jersey Audubon Society, in the amount of $95,400.00.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving Open Space, Farmland & Historic Preservation Trust Fund Policies & Procedures Manual.
  3. Interpretation/discussion of the term “development” as used in the 2008 Ballot Question.

XII. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Solid Waste Advisory Council inquiring of the Board of Chosen Freeholders’ willingness to consider investigating proposed solutions to the challenges of achieving the 50 percent target for recycling.

XIII. FREEHOLDERS COMMENTS/REPORTS

XIV. SOLID WASTE MANAGEMENT PLAN AMENDMENT - Alan Johnson

XV. 5:30 p.m. Housing Rehabilitation Program - Alan Johnson/Frank Bell

  1. Program Update
  2. RESOLUTION – Approving the Policy and Procedures Manual for the County Housing Rehabilitation Grant Management Program.

XVI. 6:00 p.m. Public Hearing

  1. RESOLUTION- Approving Small Cities Community Development Block Grant for Hunterdon County’s Housing Rehabilitation Citizen Participation.

XVII. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

XVIII. EXECUTIVE SESSION (Reconvene if necessary)

 

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