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TENTATIVE AGENDA
HUNTERDON COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
Hunterdon County Administration Building
71 Main Street, Flemington, New Jersey 08822
TUESDAY, APRIL 07, 2009

2:30 p.m. Hunterdon County Utilities Aurthority 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. Continuation of the 2009 Budget Hearings

V. 5:00 p.m. ROADS AND BRIDGES UPDATE, John P. Glynn

  1. Update of various County road and bridge projects.

VI. PURCHASING, John P. Davenport, III

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #24260, using State Contract #A-53804, with Motorola, for an extended warranty for the Division of Emergency Services, Public Safety Department, in the amount of $30,170.40.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving Requisition #IT.3057, using N.J.S.A. 40A:11-5DD, with ESRI, for software maintenance, for the Information Technology Department, in the amount of $25,400.
  3. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of County Bid #2009-02, for one (1) Sterling COE40 Set Back Axle Chassis with a 12’ Morgan Van Body and Associated Equipment or Approved Equal, to Robert H. Hoover & Sons, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $29,801.00. (Funds allocated in the 2008 Capital Budget.)

VII. FARMLAND PRESERVATION, Sue Dziamara

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving a Contract for Sale of Development Easement from Serenity Hills Farm, LLC (a/k/a Crimi), estimated 307 acres, on Block 3, Lots 4.01, 4.02 and 34; and Block 4, Lots 4.02, 4.03, 4.04, 4.05, 4.06, 4.07, 4.08, 4.09, 4.10, 4.11, 4.12, 4.13, 4.14 and 4.16, in Tewksbury Township, (SADC - $1,883,238.70, Highlands Funds (State) - $2,169,161.30, Federal Funds Grant - $2,047,429.01, County - $654,170.09, Township - $0), total amount of $6,754.000.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving a Deed of Easement and Grant Agreement from Bryan P. Lane, Block 16, Lot 4, in Holland Township, consisting of $88,300 acres, (SADC - $263,134, County - $58,278, Township - $58,278), total amount of $379,690.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving a Deed of Easement and Grant Agreement from Margaret Augustine, Block 14, Lot 21.03, in Kingwood Township, consisting of 61.518 acres, (SADC-$372,799.08, County-$124,266.36, Township-$124,266.36), total amount of $621,331.80.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving a Deed of Easement and Grant Agreement from West Amwell Township (Gulick 1) for Block 14, Lot 33.02, consisting of 49.902 acres, (SADC - $329,353.20, County - $109,784.40, Township - $109,784.40), total amount of $548,922.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving a Deed of Easement and Grant Agreement from West Amwell Township (Gulick 2) for Block 13, Lot 34, consisting of 35.261 acres, (SADC - $296,192.40, County - $98,730.80, Township - $98,730.80), total amount of $493,654.
  6. RESOLUTION - Approving a Deed of Easement and Grant Agreement with Clinton Township (Herr), for Block 19, Lots 37 and 38, consisting of $165,454 acres, (SADC - $655,942.38, County - $168,889.10, Township - $189,168.52), total amount of $1,014,000.
  7. RESOLUTION - Approving to execute an agreement concerning the annual monitoring with the New Jersey Conservation Foundation, for the Danese Farm, in Delaware Township, Block 32, Lot 32.

VIII. OPEN SPACE, Kevin Richardson, Coordinator

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving, upon the recommendation of the Open Space Advisory Committee, for two (2) Municipal Grant Program Applications for East Amwell Township in the amount of $39,497.77 and High Bridge Borough, in the amount of $20,033.64 and approving a Municipal Grant Amendment with Readington Township, for historic preservation, increase of $5,600.
  2. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the scheduling of a public hearing to consider amending the allocations of the Open Space, Recreation, Farmland and Historic Preservation Trust Fund revenues and balances. Public hearing to be scheduled for April 21, 2009, at 5:00 p.m.

IX. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, Cynthia J. Yard

  1. Eagle Scout projects completed for the County Parks.

6:00 P.M. PUBLIC HEARINGS

  1. RESOLUTION - Public Hearing to consider the acquisition of a Fee Interest and Easement concerning Block 27, Lot 36, in connection with the re-alignment of Pennsylvania Avenue in Raritan Township.
  2. RESOLUTION - Public Hearing to consider the acquisition of land and easements for the replacement of the County Bridge E-166 in East Amwell Township, County of Hunterdon.

XI. 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 April 7, 2009.
  2. Motion to approve the Social Services Funds report for March, 2009.
  3. Motion to approve the regular session minutes of March 17, 2009 and the special meeting minutes of the joint meeting with Polytech on February 28, 2009.
  4. RESOLUTION - Amy Banko appointed permanent, full time Account Clerk/Senior Clerk Typist, County Clerk’s Office. (passed Civil Service exam).
  5. RESOLUTION - Daniel Zmuda appointed permanent, full time Mechanic’s Helper, Roads, Bridges and Engineering. (passed Civil Service exam).
  6. RESOLUTION - Albert Strunk Jr. appointed permanent, full time Mechanic’s Helper, Roads, Bridges and Engineering. (passed Civil Service exam).
  7. RESOLUTION - Jason Strauss appointed permanent, full time Senior Gardner, Parks and Recreation. (passed Civil Service exam).
  8. RESOLUTION - Anthony DeNichilo appointed permament, part time Security Guard, Sheriff’s Office. (passed Civil Service exam).
  9. RESOLUTION - Tammy Tyson appointed permanent, full time Senior Clerk Typist, Division of Social Services, Human Services Department. (hired permanent from Civil Service list).
  10. RESOLUTION - Margaret Binion appointed provisional, full time Social Worker Aging, Division of Social Services, Human Services Department. (replaces employee who resigned).
  11. RESOLUTION - Frances Duggan, John Langley, Gene Robbins, Dave Clapp and Geoffrey Underhill appointed temporary, seasonal Recreation Leaders, Parks and Recreation. (salaries paid through Recreation Trust Fund/Program fees).
  12. RESOLUTION - Evelyn Arroyo, Principal Clerk Transcriber, Purchasing Department, leave of absence without pay.
  13. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #5, Final for Bid #2008-07, for the Everittstown Garage Storage Building Addition, for the County of Hunterdon, with J. Tufaro and Sons Electrical Contractors, in the amount of $575.00.
  14. RESOLUTION - Approving an agreement with Ernie Martinelli Management for a concert performance by the Dubs and the Elegants, on August 13, 2009, as part of the “Music Under the Stars” concert series, at Deer Path Park, in the amount of $6,500.
  15. RESOLUTION - Approving an agreement with Livingston Taylor, for a concert performance on July 16, 2009, as part of the “Music Under the Stars” concert series, at Deer Path Park, in the amount of $5,000.
  16. RESOLUTION - Approving an agreement with Brothers Management Associates, Inc., for a performance by The Box Tops, on August 06, 2009, as part of the “Music Under the Stars” concert series, at Deer Path Park, in the amount of $9,500.
  17. RESOLUTION - Approving an agreement with Parrot Beach, for a concert performance on July 23, 2009, as part of the “Music Under the Stars” concert series, at Deer Path Park, in the amount of $2,200.
  18. RESOLUTION - Approving a Notice of Claim Form authorized by the County of Hunterdon and/or the Public Alliance Insurance Coverage Fund.
  19. RESOLUTION - Approving specifications for the painting of County Bridges U-36 on Van Syckles Road, in Union Township; U-37 on County Route 614, in Union Township; T-73 on Meadow Lane, in Tewksbury Township; R-168 on Barley Sheaf Road, in Readington Township; R-69 on Lightfield Road, in Readington Township; D-304A on County Route 604, in Delaware Township, and D-304B on County Route 604, in Delaware Township, with an alternate to include H-91 on Javes Road, in Holland Township and Q-160 on Rake Factory Road, in Raritan Township, in the County of Hunterdon and authorizing the County Purchasing Agent to advertise for bids.
  20. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a portion of property in fee simple from Block 44, Lot 21, in Tewksbury Township, from Charles A. Hildebrant, Jr., in the amount of $31,741.
  21. RESOLUTION - Approving the acquisition of a right of way and/or easement of the fee simple title to Block 30, Lot 41, in Lebanon Township, from Nancy Gyuro-Sultzer, in the amount of $1,784, for a Right of Way Easement for County Route 579.
  22. RESOLUTION - Opposing to the State’s plan to eliminate funding in the amount of $60,576, that supports the Hunterdon County Human Services Advisory Council, which is the primary group of citizen leaders who provide oversight to the service system that supports the most vulnerable residents and provides linkages to the State Department of Human Services, the Department of Children and Families and local government.
  23. RESOLUTION - Supporting the passage of Assembly Bill 3214, which eliminates the requirement that sample ballots continue to be mailed out after a confirmation notice is sent if the voter does not respond to the confirmation notice.
  24. RESOLUTION - Opposing the provision contained in the proposed FY2009-2010 State Budget to reduce funding to New Jersey’s County governments for the maintenance of patients in State and County psychiatric facilities an additional 2.5%.
  25. RESOLUTION - Approving a Municipal Alliance Subgrant Agreement with the Voorhees Cluster, represented by Lebanon Township, for the purpose of implementing substance abuse prevention services, in the amount of $20,300.
  26. RESOLUTION - Approving a Municipal Alliance Subgrant Agreement with the Delaware Valley Cluster, represented by Frenchtown Borough, for the purpose of implementing substance abuse prevention services, in the amount of $18,400.
  27. RESOLUTION - Approving final payment #5, for Bid #2008-07, for the Hunterdon County Everittstown Garage Addition, with J. Tufaro & Sons Electrical Contractors, Inc., in the amount of $575.
  28. RESOLUTION - Approving a Certificate of Sustantial Completion, for Bid #2008-07, for the Hunterdon County Everittstown Garage Addition, with J. Tufaro & Sons Electrical Contractors, Inc.
  29. RESOLUTION - Approving a contract modification for professional engineering consulting services in connection with the preparation of plans, specification and cost estimates for the Readington-Tewksbury TID Improvements and the 523/517 Intersection Improvements, with Dewberry-Goodkind, Inc., increase of $4,587.
  30. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional engineering services agreement for an assessment of the design, installation and potential damage to electrical equipment at the Emergency Services Construction project, with ElectroQuest, LLC, amount of $8,865.
  31. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the release of a performance bond to James Babey, Van Holten Group VI, LLC, in the amount of $39,965.
  32. RESOLUTION - Approving an agreement with the Rev. David Errickson to serve as Jail Chaplain, amount not to exceed $15,600, subject to County Counsel review.

XII. GRANTS

  1. RESOLUTION - Authorizing a grant renewal application, for Kids Are Riding Safe Program (KARS), from the New Jersey Division of Highway Traffic Safety, for the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office, in the amount of $28,735.00 in Federal Funds.

XIII. PROCLAMATIONS

  1. PROCLAMATION - Declaring May as Older Americans Month in Hunterdon.
  2. PROCLAMATION - Recognizing Brian Joseph Prentice for attaining the designation of Eagle Scout.

XIV. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Lebanon Township First Aid Squad, requesting permission to hold a Coin Toss on May 23 rd and 24 th, 2009, July 4 th and 5 th, 2009 and September 5 th and 6 th, 2009, at the Intersection of Route 31 and Van Syckels Road, in Lebanon Township.
  2. Team Somerset Bicycling Club, requesting permission to use County Roads during the individual team trials bicycling event, on Saturday, May 09, 2009, starting at 7:30 a.m. and ending at 9:30 a.m.

XV. FREEHOLDERS COMMENTS/REPORTS

XVI. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

XVII. EXECUTIVE SESSION (Reconvene if necessary)

 

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