SALEM COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
NOVEMBER 20, 2002 MEETING MINUTES
At 7:30 PM, Director C. David Sparks, Jr. opened the meeting with a moment of silence followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. He stated that the meeting was in compliance the Open Public Meetings Act.
On roll call, the following 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. Facemyer 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. Mrs. Bestwick seconded his motion. Upon voice vote, motion was carried by vote of 7/0.
Bond Ordinance No. 2002-01
Ordinance Providing for Capital Improvements of the County of Salem, State of New Jersey, Appropriating the Aggregate Amount of $700,000.00 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
Motion was made by Mr. Facemyer for Introduction of Bond Ordinance on first reading. Mrs. Bestwick seconded his motion, which motion was carried by hand vote of 7/0. The Director announced that the Public Hearing and adoption was scheduled for Wednesday, December 4, 2002.
SPECIAL RECOGNITIONS There were no special recognitions.
US Army Corps of Engineers application by Stooge, Inc., for pier and dock construction and maintenance on the Mispillion River, Sussex County, Delaware
US Army Corps of Engineers application by Merritt Burke, III, for creation of 42 boat slips on the Mispillion River, Sussex County, Delaware
US Army Corps of Engineers application by Vargo Properties, LLC for construction of piers on Landing Creek in Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, NJ
US Army Corps of Engineers application by Harlo, Jenlo Corporation for dredging along Cape May Harbor in Township of Lower, Cape May County, NJ
NJ Department of Environmental Protection letter of intention to award $6,666.00 in additional County Environmental Health Act (CEHA) monies to the Salem County Health Department
South Jersey Transportation Authority agenda for November 19, 2002
Somerset County Board of Chosen Freeholders Resolution Supporting Tobacco Control Efforts
NJ Department of State letter of thanks to Director Sparks for assistance and support in the Harriet Tubman-William Still Underground Railroad Walk Across New Jersey.
NJ Department of Transportation letter of thanks for providing data on existing and proposed bicycle facilities
Mercer County Board of Chosen Freeholders Resolution opposing the Federal Environmental Protection Agency recommendation to relax various environmental enforcement rules
Delaware River Basin Commission October 28, 2002 notice of applications received
NJ Association of Counties announcement of passage into law of Assembly Bill 1374 allowing certain public bodies to provide electronic notice of meetings via the Internet
Southern Railroad Company of New Jersey copy of letter to the editor
National Association of Counties newsletter of November 11th
Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders Resolution opposing Senate Bill 1510 mandating Counties bear full responsibility for costs associated with County prosecutors
Borough of Woodstown resolution condemning decision of Federal Appeals Court declaring The Pledge of Allegiance unconstitutional because the phrase, "One Nation Under God" violates the separation of church and state and urging reversal
Emergency Services Salem County Fire Academy letters of resignation
Commission on Women letter of resignation from Mary D. Hancock
County Clerk General Election Final Summary Report of November 6, 2002
Board of County Canvassers Certification of County Officials elected November 5, 2002
Alternative Youth Shelter October Monthly report, Expenditure report and Population statistics
Adjuster October report
Salem Community College Board of Trustees notice of meeting date change
Salem County Employee’s Activities Committee Meeting Minutes of November 7, 2002.
Library Commission September 18, 2002 Minutes
Improvement Authority audit for fiscal years ended June 30, 2001 and 2002
Improvement Authority September 9, 2002 minutes
Pollution Control Financing Authority minutes of regular September 3, October 1 meetings and special October 22, 2002 meeting
Youth Services Commission third quarter report for JJC Partnership and Family Court Funds
Youth Services Commission agenda and minutes for November 6, 2002
Board of Social Services agenda for October 24, 2002
Cumberland/Salem Workforce Investment Board Youth Investment Council October 1, 2002 minutes
Motion was made by Mr. Facemyer that the Correspondence, Departmental Reports, and Committee/Commission Minutes be received and filed with Mrs. Bestwick seconding his motion. On roll call, the motion carried a vote of 7/0.
Motion was made by Mr. Facemyer that the Treasurer’s Report be received and filed, subject to audit, and that a copy be made available to the public, upon request, for its review. Mrs. Bestwick seconded his motion, which was carried by a hand vote of 7/0.
Motion was made by Mr. Facemyer that all Bills and Claims, when properly signed and audited, be paid and charged to their respective accounts. Motion was seconded by Mrs. Bestwick, which was carried by a hand vote of 7/0.
Motion was made by Mr. Facemyer that the Rules of the Board be temporarily waived for any resolution to be considered this evening, which would require it. Mrs. Bestwick seconded his motion. The motion carried a hand vote of 7/0.
Director Sparks requested Resolutions be read by committee block with Board concurrence.
ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE – Sparks, Kugler, Bestwick
R. 2002-492 Finance Resolution Cancellation of Check
R. 2002-493 Finance Resolution Cancellation of Check
R. 2002-494 Finance Resolution Requesting Transfer of Funds
R. 2002-495 Resolution of the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Salem, New Jersey Authorizing and Consenting to the Refunding of Certain Outstanding Bonds of the Salem County Improvement Authority Issued to Finance the Costs of Acquisition and Construction of a Correctional Facility and Court House Annex in and for the County Through the Issuance of Revenue Bonds (Correctional Facility and Court House Annex Project, Refunding Series 2003), by the Salem County Improvement Authority to Provide Financing for Such Project
R. 2002-496 Finance Resolution Providing for the Approval of Claims, Recording Thereof and the Payment of Such Claims by the County of Salem Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:5-17
R. 2002-497 Resolution for Dedication by Rider for the Establishment of a Trust Account for the Accumulated Absence Benefits for the County of Salem Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 5:30-15
R. 2002-498 Resolution for Dedication by Rider for the Establishment of a Trust Account for the Sheriff’s Office for the County of Salem Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:4-39
R. 2002-499 Resolution Appointing Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds
R. 2002-500 Finance Resolution Requesting Transfer of Funds
R. 2002-501 Resolution Authorizing the Freeholder Director to Approve on Behalf of the County of Salem "An Amendment to an Agreement by and Between the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Salem County and the Pollution Control Financing Authority of Salem County"
R. 2002-502 Resolution Amending Resolution 2001-550 Establishing Job Classification Titles and Salary Ranges
Mr. Kugler moved for adoption of these eleven resolutions, with Mrs. Bestwick seconding his motion. Mr. Sullivan and Mr. Kugler sought clarification for the resolution appointing the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds. Director Sparks requested the Clerk of the Board/Administrator comment on the resolution. On roll call, the motion for adoption of the foregoing resolutions with the exception of appointing the Superintendent of Buildings and Grounds carried a vote of 7/0 with Mr. Sullivan voting against Resolution 2002-499.
BUILDINGS & GROUNDS COMMITTEE – Sullivan, Bestwick, Ware
COUNTY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE – Ware, Simmermon, Sullivan
HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE – Bestwick, Simmermon, Facemyer
R. 2002-503 Resolution to Amend Resolution 2002-34 to Correctly State Term
R. 2002-504 Resolution Authorizing Freeholder Director and Clerk of the Board to Sign Agreement Between Salem Community College and County of Salem for Use of County Nursing Home for Clinical Training and Instructional Purposes
R. 2002-505 Resolution Authorizing Execution of Contract Between the Inter-Agency Council of Human Services and the County of Salem
R. 2002-506 Resolution Authorizing Freeholder Director and Clerk of the Board to Sign the Application for the 2003 LINCS Tobacco Coordinator
Mrs. Bestwick moved for adoption of these four resolutions, with Mr. Simmermon seconding his motion. On roll call, the motion for adoption of the foregoing resolutions carried a vote of 7/0.
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE – Facemyer, Ware, Kugler
R. 2002-507 Resolution of the Board of Chosen Freeholders Supporting and Approving a Grant Application from the New Jersey Division of Highway Safety for the Prosecutor’s Office
R. 2002-508 Resolution Directing Purchasing Agent to Prepare Bid Specifications and Advertise for Bids for the Conversion of a Van for Use as a Crime Scene Vehicle for the Prosecutor’s Office
R. 2002-509 Resolution of the Board of Chosen Freeholders Authorizing an Additional Position and Rank of Sergeant in the Detective Bureau of the Prosecutor’s Office
R. 2002-510 Resolution Supporting and Approving a Community Justice Grant from the Department of Law and Public Safety for the Prosecutor’s Office
R. 2002-511 Resolution Authorizing Purchase from New Jersey State Contract Vendor Winner Ford for the Salem County Sheriff’s Department
Mr. Facemyer moved for adoption of these five resolutions, with Mr. Ware seconding his motion. On roll call, the motion for adoption of the foregoing resolutions carried a vote of 7/0.
PLANNING & TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE – Kugler, Facemyer, Sparks
ROAD & BRIDGE COMMITTEE – Simmermon, Bestwick, Sullivan
R. 2002-512 Resolution Endorsing the Salem County Element of the 2002 South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization Job Access-Reverse Commute Plan Update
R. 2002-513 Resolution Reappointing Assistant County Supervisor of Bridges
R. 2002-514 Resolution Awarding Contracts for Providing Supplementary Snow and Ice Removal Services for the County of Salem
R. 2002-515 Resolution Awarding a Contract for Routine and Emergency Electrical Repairs as Specified for the County of Salem
R. 2002-516 Resolution Appointing a Consultant to Design and Secure Permitting for the Reconstruction of Buck Road, County Road 553, in Pittsgrove Township
R. 2002-517 Resolution Approving Application for Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality Improvement Program from the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization
Mr. Simmermon moved for adoption of these six resolutions, with Mrs. Bestwick seconding his motion. On roll call, the motion for adoption of the foregoing resolutions carried a vote of 7/0.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS There were no Freeholder comments.
NEW BUSINESS There were no Freeholder comments.
PUBLIC COMMENT Mr. Roger Nathan of Woodstown requested a retake of the Freeholder Board photograph for December 4th.
Mr. Nathan presented two copies of his manuscript "From Proprietary Rule to Democracy."
Mr. Nathan requested repair of the carriage and wheels of the County of Salem pre-Revolutionary War cannon. He identified Mr. Jay Williams of Daretown as a willing coordinator of the project. He estimated the project cost to not exceed four thousand dollars.
R. 2002-518 Resolution Authorizing Contract for Professional Services for the Restoration of the County of Salem Cannon. Mr. Simmermon moved for adoption of this resolution from the floor, with Mr. Sullivan seconding his motion. The Board discussed the merits of the project not to exceed four thousand dollars and the Treasurer was confident funds could be identified. On roll call, the motion for adoption of the foregoing resolution carried a vote of 7/0.
CLOSED SESSION There was no closed session.
MOTION TO ADJOURN Mr. Facemyer moved for adjournment of the meeting, with Mr. Bestwick seconding his motion. With the motion properly moved and seconded, the meeting adjourned at 7:50 PM.
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