SALEM COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
DECEMBER 6, 2000 MEETING MINUTES
At 07:37 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, the following Freeholders were present: Lee R. Ware, Michael H. Facemyer, R. Benjamin Simmermon, Jr., John A. Kugler, Susan A. Bestwick and C. David Sparks, Jr. Mr. Sullivan was absent. A quorum was present.
Motion was made by Mr. Kugler that the reading of the Minutes of the last regular meeting as well as the special meeting held on Wednesday, November 8, 2000 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 6/0.
A proclamation was read recognizing the 50th Anniversary of South Jersey Hospital-Elmer.
Raymond J. Zane, Senator, District 3 letter acknowledging receipt of our resolutions supporting S-1698/A2861, which would appropriate $10M for State and County Mosquito Control and S-553 opposing the revision of fees and salaries of County Clerk, Registers of deeds and mortgages, Sheriffs and Surrogates
Herbert Simmens, Director, Department of Community Affairs, Office of State Planning copy of the New Jersey State Development and Redevelopment Plan: Draft Final Plan and related documents
Herbert Simmens, Director, Department of Community Affairs, Office of State Planning letter announcing a series of 21 public hearings one in each county for the purpose of giving citizens of NJ an opportunity to say what they want the future of NJ to look like to shape the states blueprint for smart growth
Cape May County 3 resolutions: 1) resolution supporting adoption of Assembly Bill A1225 regarding establishment of a program to provide low-interest loans and grants to veterans organizations for capital repairs; 2) resolution supporting adoption of State Assembly Resolution AR 128 regarding allocation of health care funds by United States Department of Veterans Affairs; 3) resolution declaring December 7, 2000 as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
Morris County resolution urging all flags flown over buildings be flown at half-staff in honor of all those Americans who served our nation at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941
Jeffrey A. Warsh, Executive Director, NJ Transit November Monthly Report
New Jersey County Jail Wardens Association, Inc. resolution supporting Assembly Bill No. 2891, which would require the New Jersey Department of Corrections to reimburse county correctional facilities for housing state prisoners at a per diem that includes ordinary and reasonable costs, but excludes costs of extraordinary medical, dental surgical, psychiatric and hospital services
James A. Crawford, Executive Director, South Jersey Transportation Authority copy of the November 21st Commission meeting agenda
Patricia M. Sheats, Administrative Assistant, PSEG copy of the PSEG Nuclear Outlook and the PSEG Nuclear Blastfax for December 1, 2000
Col. Peter J OHagan, Director, Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Highway Traffic Safety letter advising that the application for funding of the Salem County Vehicular Homicide and Serious Injury Unit grant has been approved in the amount of $71,140
South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization - copy of the On the Go newsletter
Ranch Hope, Inc. copy of The Rh Factor News from Ranch Hope
Gilda T. Gill, Salem County Clerk certified copy of the Salem County election results
Karen A. Jones letter of resignation as a member of the Transportation Advisory Council for the Office on Aging effective December 8, 2000
For the Month of October
Fire Marshal and Deputies
For the Month of November
Community College Board of Trustees October 19th Minutes
Improvement Authority August 7th November 1st Minutes
Library Commission November 18th Minutes
Office for the Disabled Advisory Board November 14th Agenda & Minutes
School-To-Careers Initiative September 28th Minutes
Youth Services Commission & Juvenile Crime Enforcement Coalition October 18th Minutes
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 6/0.
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 6/0.
The Director requested reading and consideration of resolutions by block.
ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE Sparks, Kugler, Simmermon
R.2000-511 Resolution Changing Custodian of Funds of Established Petty Cash Funds for Various Departments
R.2000-512 Finance Resolution Cancellation of Check
Ord.2000-01 Ordinance Providing for Capital Improvements of the County of Salem, State of New Jersey, Appropriating the Aggregate Amount of $100,000.00 Consisting of an Amount Currently Appropriated in the County of Salem Adopted Budget which will be Reserved in the County of Salem General Capital Fund
R.2000-513 Resolution Declaring December 7, 2000 as National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
R.2000-514 Resolution Setting Date for Annual Stated Meeting for the year 2001
R.2000-515 Finance Resolution Cancellation of Check
R.2000-516 Finance Resolution Cancellation of Check
R.2000-517 Resolution Authorizing Award of An Extraordinary Unspecifiable Services Contract to AUS Pathways for Providing Electricity Consultant Services for the Unites and Sub-Units of the South Jersey Power Cooperative System Identifier Number E88-02-SJPC
Mr. Kugler moved for adoption of these resolutions and ordinance, with Mr. Simmermon seconding his motion. On roll call, the motion for adoption of the foregoing resolutions and ordinance carried a hand vote of 6/0. Director Sparks said that the public will have an opportunity to comment on the ordinance at the second reading.
BUILDINGS & GROUNDS COMMITTEE Facemyer, Ware, Sullivan
COUNTY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE Bestwick, Sullivan, Sparks
HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE Sullivan, Facemyer, Simmermon
R.2000-518 Resolution Authorizing Freeholder Director and Clerk of the Board of Chosen Freeholders for the County of Salem to Sign the 2001 County Environmental Health Act Grant Application
R.2000-519 Resolution Appointing an Assistant Medical Examiner
R.2000-520 Resolution Awarding a Contract for Furnishing Two (2) New 2001 Raised Roof Vans or Minibuses with Rear Lift Minimum of 10,700 # GVWR for the County of Salem
R.2000-521 Resolution Appointing a Consultant Pharmacy Services Provider for the Salem County Nursing Home
Mr. Facemyer moved for adoption of these resolutions, with Mr. Simmermon seconding his motion. On roll call, the motion for adoption of the foregoing resolutions carried a hand vote of 6/0.
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE Ware, Simmermon, Kugler
PLANNING & TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE Kugler, Ware, Sparks
R.2000-522 Resolution Appointing Members to the Watershed Management Area 17 Task Force
R.2000-523 Resolution Awarding a Contract for Furnishing a Fire Training Control Building for the County of Salem
R.2000-524 Resolution Awarding a Contract for Furnishing One (1) New 2001 Chevrolet Suburban LS K2500 (or equivalent) for the County of Salem
R.2000-525 Resolution for the Appointment of a Member to the Salem County Utilities Authority
Mr. Kugler moved for adoption of these resolutions, with Mr. Ware seconding his motion. On roll call, the motion for adoption of the foregoing resolutions carried a hand vote of 6/0.
ROAD & BRIDGE COMMITTEE Simmermon, Bestwick, Facemyer
R.2000-526 Resolution Approving Change Order No. 1 Resurfacing of a Portion of the Salem Community College Parking Lot for the County of Salem
R.2000-527 Resolution Approving Change Order No. 2 Reconstruction of Centerton-Porchtown Road, County Road #613, Phase I
R.2000-528 Resolution Approving Change Order No. 1 Removal of Damaged Guide Rail and Installation of Guide Rail at Various Locations in the County of Salem
R.2000-529 Resolution Approving Change Order No. 1 2000 Road Resurfacing Paving Project for the County of Salem
R.2000-530 Resolution Awarding a Contract for Routine and Emergency Electrical Repairs as Specified for the County of Salem
R.2000-531 Resolution Awarding Contracts for Providing Supplementary Snow and Ice Removal Services for the County of Salem
R.2000-532 Resolution Allocating $40,000 for a Shared Services Agreement Between Salem and Cumberland Counties
R.2000-533 Resolution Approving Design Engineer "Gateway Business Park" for the County of Salem
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 hand vote of 6/0.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS Mr. Kugler inquired of the Reorganization date. Director Sparks announced Reorganization meeting for January 3, 2001 at 7:00 P.M., which would precede the regular meeting at the Old Courthouse.
NEW BUSINESS There were no Freeholder comments.
PUBLIC COMMENT Mr. Robert Chalow of 944 Porchtown Road, Pittsgrove Township asked if the Nextel agreement was signed. County Counsel Mulligan said that agreement is in the proper form and it has been sent to Nextel for review and to attach documentation. H explained that litigation between Nextel and Pittsgrove Township remains unresolved. Director Sparks said the lengthy process requires balancing the County's needs, helping the municipality, and generating revenue.
Mr. Larry Niedzialek of Pittsgrove Township inquired about subleasing of antennas. County Counsel said this depends on the integrity of the signal.
R.2000-534 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, with Mr. Simmermon seconding his motion. On roll call, the motion for adoption of the foregoing resolution carried a hand vote of 6/0. The meeting went into closed session at 8:00 PM and reconvened in public at 8:54 PM.
MOTION TO ADJOURN
Motion was made by Mr. Kugler to adjourn the meeting, with Mr. Facemyer seconding. There being no questions on the motion, all Freeholders said "Aye" for a 6/0 vote. The meeting adjourned at 8:55 P.M.
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