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TENTATIVE AGENDA
HUNTERDON COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
Hunterdon County Administration Building
71 Main Street, Flemington, New Jersey 08822
TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2009

2:30 p.m. HCUA

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. PURCHASING, John P. Davenport, III

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving a professional services contract for medical examiner services, with Dr. Steven M. Diamond, in the amount of $240,000.00.
  2. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the award of County Bid #2009-01, for five (5) Kawasaki Mule 4010 Trans 4x4 Accessories and five (5) carry-on 7’x 14’ Enclosed Trailer, to Xtreme Machines, LLC, in an amount not to exceed $77,410.00.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving requisition #24210, with Kimteck Corporation, for rescue skid units, the Department of Public Safety, in the amount of $12,575.00.

V. PROJECT UPDATE, Frank J. Bell, AIA

  1. Update of various County buildings and facilities.
  2. Presentation of 2009 PARIS Grant application.

VI. FINANCE

  1. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the adoption of a 2009 emergency temporary budget in for a total amount of $5,778,750.00.
  2. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the transfer of excess funds from certain 2008 Appropriation Accounts to certain other Appropriation Accounts which may develop deficits.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving the cancellation of a grant receivable for the 2007-2008 Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner/ Response Team, in the amount of $13,131.10.
  4. RESOLUTION - Approving the cancellation of a grant receivable for the 2007-2008 Kids Are Riding Safe Program, in the amount of $3,252.33.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving the cancellation of a grant receivable for the 2007 Countywide DWI Enforcement, in the amount of $9,546.00.
  6. RESOLUTION - Approving the cancellation of a grant receivable for the Attorney Identification Program, in the amount of $20.00.
  7. RESOLUTION - Approving the cancellation of a grant receivable for the 2007 County Environmental Health Act, in the amount of $2,556.00 and a reserve receivable, in the amount of $2,597.34.

VII. COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR, Cynthia J. Yard

  1. Effectuating 2009 Budget Decisions:
    1. Resolution establishing a hiring freeze for 2009.
    2. Revision to County Policy #2003-02, Use and Oversight of Cellular Phone Use.
    3. Revision to County Policy #2005-02, Vehicle Policy.
    4. Revision to County Policy #2005-03, Fringe Benefits for Constitutional Officers, Department Heads, Unclassified Employees and Non-Contractual Employees.
    5. Resolution establishing policy concerning funding for food and beverage.
    6. Resolution to suspending portions of County Policy #2003-01 entitled “Memberships, Affiliations and Participation and Meetings Trips and Conferences”.
  2. Discussion of the Hunterdon County Parks and Recreation Master Plan 2000.
  3. Continued discussion of room usage by the Delaware Valley Bead Association

VIII. DISCUSSION

  1. Appoint of two freeholder representatives to serve on the Hunterdon County Chamber of Commerce shared Service council.

IX. 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 March 17, 2009.
  2. Motion to approve the regular session minutes of February 03 and February 17, 2009.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving an employment and reimbursement agreement with Rafaella M. Tozzi, Sheriff’s Investigator.
  4. RESOLUTION - Authorizing Charles Balogh, Jr. to perform services as a financial advisor for a period not to exceed 15 hours.
  5. RESOLUTION - Approving application for payment #26, for Bid #2005-47, for the Addition and Alteration to the Communications/Emergency Services Center, for the County of Hunterdon, with DeSapio Construction, Inc., in the amount of $20,731.30.
  6. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the release of a Maintenance Bond, to Centex Homes, LLC, New Jersey Division, in the amount of $64,810.00.
  7. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the release of a Performance Bond, to Mr. James Babey, of the Van Holten Group VI, LLC, Land Developers and Builders, in the amount of $39,965.00.
  8. RESOLUTION - Approving the re-appointment of Cynthia J. Yard as County Administrator to a five-year term.
  9. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the establishment of a 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. Public Hearing to be held on April 7, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.
  10. RESOLUTION - Authorizing the establishment of a 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. Public Hearing to be held on April 7, 2009 at 6:00 p.m.
  11. RESOLUTION - Approving a change order for Bid #2008-36, to provide and erect one (1) 220’ tower and one (1) 120’ monopole, with JBL Electric, Inc., increase of $6,267. (Work is part of the original PARIS Grant Budget. It was unsure of the location and parameters of the scope of work required).
  12. RESOLUTION - Supporting Assembly Bill #139 to reimburse Counties for housing state-sentenced inmates each day they are housed in a County correctional facility.
  13. RESOLUTION - Approving Plans and Specifications for Roadway Improvements to County Route 579, in Pittstown, Franklin Township, County of Hunterdon.

X. FARMLAND PRESERVATION

  1. RESOLUTION - Approving a Grant Agreement for the acquisition of a Development Easement, from Charles Glashoff, Jr., for Block 17, Lot 36, in the Township of Delaware, 25.041 acres, (SADC - $150,246.00, County - $50,082.00, Township - $50,082.00, for a total of $250,410.00.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving a Grant Agreement for the acquisition of a Development Easement, from the Township of Readington, for Block 56, Lot 5, consisting of 18.863 acres, (SADC - $233,146.68, County - $77,715.56, Township - $77,715.56, for a total of $388,577.80.
  3. RESOLUTION - Approving a Grant Agreement for the acquisition of a Development Easement, from the Township of Delaware, for Block 39, Lot 1, consisting of 43.426 acres, (SADC - $521,112.00, County - $173,704.00, Township - $173,704.00, for a total of $868,520.00.

XI.GRANTS

  1. RESOLUTION - Authorizing a Subgrant Award for the Office of Victim Witness Advocacy, from the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, for the Hunterdon County Prosecutor’s Office, in the amount of $11,040.00.
  2. RESOLUTION - Approving a grant application for a PARIS grant, from the New Jersey Division of Archives and Records Management, to assist Hunterdon County and its municipalities, to preserve, conserve and improve the electronic/technological and physical management and accessibility of public records, in the amount of $1,049,274.00.
  3. RESOLUTION - Authorizing a grant agreement, with the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, for the Hunterdon County Wastewater Management Plan project, in amount not less than, nor more than $100,000.00.
  4. RESOLUTION - Authorizing a Letter of Agreement, with the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse, for State funding, through the County’s Municipal Alliances, for Substance Abuse Prevention and Education programming, in the amount of $161,502.00.
  5. RESOLUTION - Authorizing a Municipal Alliance Subgrant Agreement, with the Central Hunterdon Cluster, represented by the Township of Delaware, to implement substance abuse prevention services, in the amount of $31,400.00.
  6. RESOLUTION - Authorizing a Municipal Alliance Subgrant Agreement, with the South Hunterdon Cluster, represented by the Township of West Amwell, to implement substance abuse prevention services, in the amount of $14,700.00.

XII. PROCLAMATIONS

  1. RESOLUTION - Recognizing the South Branch Watershed Association, on its 50th Anniversary, and is one of the oldest and largest watershed associations in the State of New Jersey.

XIII. CORRESPONDENCE

  1. Lucy Bush requesting use of the Historic Courthouse steps on Thursday, May 7, 2009, from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., for the 58th Annual National Day of Prayer.

XIV. FREEHOLDERS COMMENTS/REPORTS

XV. OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

XVI. EXECUTIVE SESSION (Reconvene if necessary)

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