At 07:32 P.M. Director C. David Sparks, Jr. opened the meeting and stated that the meeting was in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act.

On roll call, all Freeholders were present: Charles R. Sullivan, Lee R. Ware, Michael H. Facemyer, R. Benjamin Simmermon, Jr., John A. Kugler, Susan A. Bestwick and C. David Sparks, Jr. A quorum was present.

Motion was made by Mr. Kugler that the reading of the Minutes of the last regular meeting be dispensed with and that the Minutes be received, approved and recorded in the Minute Book. Mr. Simmermon seconded his motion, which was carried by a hand vote of 7/0.


A proclamation was read recognizing the Creation of the Salem County Sports Hall of Fame & Recognition of the First Nine Sports Inductees



Robert C. Shinn, Jr., Commissioner, Department of Environmental Protection letter advising receipt of our resolution regarding the support of Assembly Bill 2861 and companion Bill No. 1698 appropriating $10 Million for the development of state and county mosquito control plans and that our concerns will be shared with the appropriate staff and given careful consideration

Robert Grzyb, Director, Office of Finance, Department of Human Services letter approving Private Patient Rates, which will be used to bill for services rendered to private paying patients in State psychiatric hospitals and developmental centers, as well as those receiving services under State special residential programs

Peggy Klotz, Coordinator, Deaf and Hard of Hearing Awareness Program letter announcing a free workshop giving an overview of the DHHAP Program Services, sensitivity training when working with deaf and hard of hearing persons, and goals and events for 2001

James A. Crawford, Executive Director, South Jersey Transportation Authority copy of the December 19th agenda

Battleship New Jersey Foundation copy of the Battleship Bulletin BB-62

High Ground- copy of the Highland Coalition News from ANJEC

Patricia M. Sheats, Administrative Assistant, PSEG copy of the PSEG Nuclear Outlook

Joyce Miller, Triad Associates copy of the Triad Progress Report as of the end of November

Donald Fowser letter informing the Board of Freeholders that he does not wish to be re-appointed for another term as a member of the Mosquito Extermination Commission. Letter was read in entirety by Director Sparks.

Pat Craven letter of resignation as a member of the Transportation Advisory Council for the Office on Aging

Mary E. Scott, Board Secretary, Salem Community College schedule of regular meeting of the Board of Trustees

Jean Marshal, Salem County employee letter reinforcing the position of Non-union County employees who are opposed to forced support of the CWA


For the Month of November


Alternative Youth Shelter

Emergency Services

Fire Marshal and Deputy Fire Marshals

Juvenile Detention Center

Weights & Measures


Inter-Agency Council December 5th General Membership & Board minutes

Library Commission October, November, and December agenda

Office for the Disabled Advisory Board December 12th agenda & minutes

Special Services School District Board of Education minutes from Jan. 2000 to present

Special Services School District Board of School Estimate April minutes

Youth Services Commission & Juvenile Crime Enforcement Coalition December 6th agenda

Motion was made by Mr. Kugler that the Correspondence, Departmental Reports, and Committee/Commission Minutes be received and filed. Mr. Simmermon seconded his motion, which was carried by a hand vote of 7/0.

Motion was made by Mr. Kugler that the Rules of the Board be temporarily waived for any resolution to be considered this evening, which would require it. Mr. Simmermon seconded his motion. The motion carried by a hand vote of 7/0.

The Director requested reading and consideration of resolutions by block.


Payment of Bills and Claims

Treasurer's Report

R.2000-535 Resolution Setting Job Classification Titles and Ranges for 2000

R.2000-536 Finance Resolution Cancellation of Check

R.2000-537 Finance Resolution Cancellation of Check

Mr. Kugler moved: that all Bills and Claims, when properly signed and audited, be paid and charged to their respective accounts; that the Treasurers Report be received and filed, subject to audit, and that a copy be made available to the public, upon request, for its review; and for adoption of these resolutions. Mr. Simmermon seconded his motion. On roll call, the motion for Bills and Claims, Treasurer's Report, and adoption of the foregoing resolutions carried a voice vote of 7/0.


COUNTY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE Bestwick, Sullivan, Sparks

HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE Sullivan, Facemyer, Simmermon

JUDICIARY COMMITTEE Ware, Simmermon, Kugler


ROAD & BRIDGE COMMITTEE Simmermon, Bestwick, Facemyer

R.2000-538 Resolution Approving Change Order No. 2 Reconstruction of the River Bank Along Alloways Creek for the County of Salem

R.2000-539 Resolution Awarding a Contract for Supplying and Delivering Corrugated Aluminum Pipe for the County of Salem

R.2000-540 Resolution Authorizing Purchasing from New Jersey State Contract Vendor "Contech Construction Products, Inc." for the Salem County Road and Bridge Department

R.2000-541 Resolution Authorizing the Filing of an Application for State Aid to Counties Under the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund

Mr. Simmermon moved for adoption of these resolutions, with Mrs. Bestwick seconding his motion. On roll call, the motion for adoption of the foregoing resolutions carried a voice vote of 7/0.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS - Mr. Facemyer wished all present healthy and happy Holidays.

NEW BUSINESS - There were no Freeholder comments.

PUBLIC COMMENT - Mr. Larry Niedzialek of Pittsgrove Township wished all happy Holidays.

Director Sparks wished all County employees and meeting attendees happy and healthy Holidays.


R.2000-542 Resolution Authorizing the Exclusion of the Public from a Meeting of the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Salem. Mr. Kugler moved for adoption of this resolution at 7:44 P.M., with Mr. Simmermon seconding his motion. On roll call, the motion for adoption of the foregoing resolution carried a voice vote of 7/0.


The Freeholder Board reconvened the Public Session at 8:07 P.M. Motion was made by Mr. Facemyer to adjourn the meeting, with Mr. Ware seconding. There being no questions on the motion, all Freeholders said "Aye" for a 7/0 vote. The meeting adjourned at 8:08 P.M.

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