SALEM COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
JULY 18, 2001 MEETING MINUTES
At 07:34 P.M. Director C. David Sparks, Jr. opened the meeting and stated that the meeting was in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act. The Pledge of Allegiance followed a moment of silence.
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. 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. Facemyer seconded his motion, which motion was carried by a hand vote of 7/0.
R.2001-312 Resolution Honoring Amy Blake of the Salem County Youth United Way. Mr. Kugler moved for adoption of this resolution, with Mr. Facemyer seconding his motion. On roll call, the motion for adoption of the foregoing resolution carried a hand vote of 7/0.
Election Board regarding decreased polling districts - Election Board Chairman John Burke presented a recommendation to decrease the number of polling districts. Mr. Facemyer asked what has to happen logistically? Mr. Burke responded that there would be no additional expense. Mr. Kugler asked would there be a savings? Mr. Burke responded that a savings of $800 to $1,000 per district for the 28 districts to be eliminated. Mr. Sullivan asked if the municipalities have been contacted? Mr. Burke responded that all but one has been contacted so far and that all have been supportive of the recommendation. Mrs. Bestwick asked about new machines for voting? Mr. Burke responded that demonstrations of voting machines will be evaluated by the Election Board. The Election Board will demonstrate to all municipalities and would like random testing by the public of a recommended machine for ease of use to take place in the courthouse. Director Sparks said the Freeholder Board is in support of the process. Mr. Burke said they will present the Freeholder Board with a future resolution.
District 1 Fire Chiefs concerning radio coverage - Carneys Point Fire Chief Ed Micallef read a prepared statement citing radio coverage problems in that section of the County. He said Pittsgrove Township is fortunate to have a tower to ensure radio communications. Penns Grove Fire Chief Joe Grasso expressed his concern over the length of time it might take for a solution. Director Sparks said he appreciated their attendance and asked for two or three firefighters to join himself, Freeholder Kugler and Emergency Services Director Forrest Eichmann as a committee to expedite a solution.
Frank J. Cianfrani, Chief, Regulatory Branch, US Army Corps of Engineers Public Notice to solicit comments and recommendations concerning issuance of a Department of the Army permit located at Piney Point Development, Sussex County, Delaware to conduct hydraulic maintenance dredging of a tidal, artificial lagoon and its entrance channel
Frank J. Cianfrani, Chief, Regulatory Branch, US Army Corps of Engineers Public Notice to solicit comments and recommendations concerning issuance of a Department of the Army permit located in Delaware City, New Castle County, Delaware to install five pile supported dolphin expansions and maintain one pile supported dolphin expansion
Robert L. Callegari, Chief, Planning Division, US Army Corps of Engineers notice that the Philadelphia District of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has completed an Ecosystem Restoration Report and Environmental Assessment, which addresses potential ecosystem restoration alternatives at the Grass Dale property in Fort DuPont State Park, New Castle County, Delaware
Pamela M. Bush, Commission Secretary and Assistant General Counsel, Delaware River Basin Commission - Notice of Applications received from sponsors for projects for approval pursuant to Section 3.8, Article 11 and/or Article 10.3 of the Delaware River Basin Compact
Raymond J. Zane, Senator, District 3 letter acknowledging receipt of Board of Freeholders letter requesting additional State support for NJ Department of Agriculture and NJ Agriculture Extension Service
Thomas J. Prettyman, Supervisor, Traffic Investigations/Regulations, Department of Transportation letter advising that Traffic Regulation Order # RP 2001-21 (BS) and RP 2001 22(BS) were approved by the Commissioner of Transportation
Dorothy P. Guzzo, Administrator, Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Parks & Forestry, Historic Preservation Office letter advising that the Powell Carpenter Historic District, Salem City was entered onto the New Jersey Register of Historic Places and entered onto the National Register of Historic Places
Marlene Verniero, Director, Office of Waiver and Program Administration, Department of Health and Senior Services letter advising the spending authorizations for Jersey Assistance for Community Caregiving and the Caregiver Assistance Program for upcoming State fiscal year, July 1, 2001 through June 30, 2002
Warner & Company copy of the 2000 Salem County Utilities Authority Audit Report
Patricia M. Sheats, Administrative Assistant, PSEG copies of the PSEG Nuclear Outlook (Vol. 3, Issues 12 and 13)
Justin Jackson letter of resignation as a member of the Special Services Board of Education due to health complications
Andrew Rhea, Esq. copy of a petition from residents of Salem City and Elsinboro in the matter of health resulting from the operations at Soil Save, Inc.
David J. Puma, Esq. letter regarding the City of Salem Landfill Capping Project
Glenn Meyer, Chief, Projects Branch 3, Division of Reactor Projects, United States Nuclear Regulatory Commission copy of the NRC Annual Performance Assessment of Salem & Hope Creek
Timothy A. Chelius, PP, AICP, Executive Director, South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization copy of the 2000 Annual Report
Jeffrey A. Warsh, NJ Transit June Monthly Report
Joyce Miller, Triad Associates July Progress Report
James A. Crawford, Executive Director, South Jersey Transportation Authority July 17th meeting agenda
New Jersey Office of State Planning copy of the State Planning Notes newsletter
U.S. Department of Agriculture copy of the Service Center Newsletter
City of Salem Water & Sewer Department copy of the annual Drinking Water Quality Report
Salem County Vocational Technical Schools copy of the April/May Vo-Tech newsletter
Ranch Hope, Inc. copy of The Rh Factor publication
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation copy of the Community Partnerships for Older Adults booklet
The New Jersey County Jail Wardens Association resolution opposing the "County Correction Officers Act" as it is presently written
Cape May County resolution supporting Assembly Bill 3506 and Senate Bill 2450 providing for a structural change in the Public Employees Retirement System
Cumberland County 2 resolutions: 1) resolution urging implementation of an equal based initiative for economic development by the State of New Jersey and 2) resolution urging Cumberland Countys legislative delegation to support the construction of a world-class motor sports facility in Cumberland County
Salem County Clerks Office copy of the 2001 Primary Election results
Joanne Marone, Administrator, Youth Services Commission request for proposals (RFP) for YSC Contracts
For the Month of May
Fire Marshal & Deputies
For the Month of June
Alternative Youth Shelter
Complete Care Services
Juvenile Detention Center
Weights & Measures
Ag Development Board June 27th Agenda
Alcohol & Drug Abuse Advisory Committee August 9th Agenda
Community College Board of Trustees May 17th Minutes
Community College Board of Trustees July 25th notice
Cultural & Heritage Commission March 15th Minutes
Office for the Disabled Advisory Council June 19th Minutes & July 17th Agenda
Mental Health Board reorganization dinner meeting June 13th Report
Mosquito Commission Minutes for April, May & June
Mosquito Commission July 24th West Nile Virus Meeting
Library Commission June 20th Minutes
Special Services School District Board of Education May 8th Minutes
Motion was made by Mr. Kugler that the Correspondence, Departmental Reports, and Committee/Commission Minutes be received and filed. Mr. Facemyer 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 waived for this meeting. Mr. Facemyer seconded his motion, which was carried by a hand vote of 7/0.
Director Sparks requested a motion for reading and Board action on resolutions by committee block. Motion was made by Mr. Kugler for reading and Board action on resolutions by committee block. Mr. Facemyer seconded his motion, which was carried by a hand vote of 7/0.
ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE Sparks, Kugler, Facemyer
Payment of Bills and Claims (motion)
Treasurers Report (motion)
R.2001-313 Resolution Approving Signatories for Required Bank Account
R.2001-314 Resolution Approving Signatories for Required Bank Account
R.2001-315 Resolution Changing Custodian of Funds of Established Petty Cash Funds and Canceling Juvenile Detention Center Petty Cash Fund
R.2001-316 Finance Resolution Cancellation of Check
R.2001-317 Resolution Amending Extraordinary Unspecifiable Services Contract Award to AUS Pathways for Providing Electricity Consultant Services for the Units and Sub-Units of the South Jersey Power Cooperative System Identifier Number E88-02-SJPC
R.2001-318 Resolution Opposing Senate Bill 1751, Which Changes the Commissioner of Personnels Authority
Mr. Kugler moved for adoption of these two motions and six resolutions, with Mr. Facemyer seconding his motion. On roll call, the motion for adoption of the foregoing motions and resolutions carried a hand vote of 7/0.
R.2001-319 Resolution Appointing County Counsel and Authorizing Agreement for Professional Services. Mr. Kugler moved for adoption of this resolution, with Mr. Facemyer seconding his motion. Mr. Sullivan questioned the 3-year length of the appointment. County Counsel said that State law allowed a 3-year term but did not mandate it. Mr. Sullivan stated he was voting against the 3-year term length and that it was not a reflection on County Counsel personally. On roll call, the motion for adoption of the foregoing resolution carried a hand vote of 5 for and 2 (Mr. Sullivan and Ware) against.
BUILDINGS & GROUNDS COMMITTEE Facemyer, Ware, Sullivan
R.2001-320 Resolution Authorizing Award of Contract to Verizon New Jersey to Provide a Telephone Calling Plan for the County of Salem. Mr. Sullivan moved for adoption of this resolution, with Mr. Ware seconding his motion. On roll call, the motion for adoption of the foregoing resolution carried a hand vote of 6 for and 1 (Mr. Facemyer) abstention.
COUNTY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE Bestwick, Sullivan, Sparks
R.2001-321 Resolution Amending Resolution 2000-251 for the Appointment of a Member to the Salem County Special Services School District
R.2001-322 Resolution Authorizing Award of Contract to Associated Printers to Print Primary Election Ballots for the Salem County Board of Elections.
Mrs. Bestwick moved for adoption of these two resolutions, with Mr. Sullivan seconding her motion. On roll call, the motion for adoption of the foregoing resolutions carried a hand vote of 7/0.
HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE Sullivan, Bestwick, Simmermon
R.2001-323 Resolution Providing for the Insertion of a Special Item of Revenue in the Budget Pursuant to R.S. 40A:4-87, Chapter 159, P.L. 1948 ($6,000 MHB Planning Grant)
R.2001-324 Resolution Providing for the Insertion of a Special Item of Revenue in the Budget Pursuant to R.S. 40A:4-87, Chapter 159, P.L. 1948 ($16,782 Tobacco 00-699-ADA-L-0)
R.2001-325 Resolution Authorizing Award of Contract for Professional Services (Denis A. Tavani, MD Clinician Services for Sexually Transmitted Disease Clinic)
R.2001-326 Resolution Requesting a No-Cost Time Extension Budget Modification of the 2000 County Environmental Health Act Contract
R.2001-327 Resolution Authorizing An Agreement Between Homecare Services of South Jersey and the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders for Providing Assisted Transportation Services to Salem County Senior Citizens.
Mr. Sullivan moved for adoption of these five resolutions, with Mrs. Bestwick seconding his motion. On roll call, the motion for adoption of the foregoing resolutions carried a hand vote of 7/0.
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE Ware, Simmermon, Kugler
R.2001-328 Resolution Awarding a Contract for Providing Sheriffs and Corrections Officers Uniforms and Correctional Facility Maintenance Department Uniforms for the County of Salem. Mr. Ware 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 7/0.
PLANNING & TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE Kugler, Ware, Sparks
R.2001-329 Resolution Providing for the Insertion of a Special Item of Revenue in the Budget Pursuant to R.S. 40A:4-87, Chapter 159, P.L. 1948 ($165,084 WIA Adult Program Year 2001)
R.2001-330 Resolution providing for the Insertion of a Special Item of Revenue in the Budget Pursuant to R.S. 40A:4-87, Chapter 159, P.L. 1948 ($223,546 WIA Youth Program Year 2001)
R.2001-331 Resolution Providing for the Insertion of a Special Item of Revenue in the Budget Pursuant to R.S. 40A:4-87, Chapter 159, P.L. 1948 ($150,368 WIA Dislocated Worker Program Year 2001)
R.2001-332 Resolution Supporting Salem Countys Petition for Map Amendment to the Department of Community Affairs-Office of State Planning for Approval of a Utility Node on the State Development and Redevelopment Plan
R.2001-333 Resolution for the Appointment of Members to the Salem County Cultural & Heritage Commission.
Mr. Kugler 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 hand vote of 7/0.
ROAD & BRIDGE COMMITTEE Simmermon, Bestwick, Facemyer
R.2001-334 Resolution Approving Change Order No. 1 Final Repairs to Memorial Lake Bridge, County Bridge #1700-449 Over Memorial Lake in the Borough of Woodstown
R.2001-335 Resolution Awarding a Contract for the Construction of the Alloway-Shirley Road, County Road #611 Culvert Project for the County of Salem
R.2001-336 Resolution Awarding a Contract for the Resurfacing of Various County Roads Within the City of Salem for the County of Salem
R.2001-337 Resolution Approving Change Order No. 4, Reconstruction of the River Bank Along Alloways Creek for the County of Salem
R.2001-338 Resolution Authorizing the Filing of an Application for State Aid to Counties Under the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund
R.2001-339 Resolution Approving an Inter Local Government Services Agreement Pennsville-Auburn Road, County Road #551
R.2001-340 Resolution Rescinding Resolution #2001-304 and Approving the Revised FY 2001 Capital Transportation Program for the County of Salem
R.2001-341 Resolution Rescinding Resolution #2001-305 and Approving the Revised FY 2002 Capital Transportation Program for the County of Salem
R.2001-342 Resolution Authorizing the Filing of an Application for State Aid to Counties Under the New Jersey Transportation Trust Fund
R.2001-343 Resolution to Approve Application for Motorist Solicitation Pursuant to Resolution No. 98-115.
Mr. Simmermon moved for adoption of these ten resolutions, with Mrs. Bestwick seconding his motion. On roll call, the motion for adoption of the foregoing resolutions carried a hand vote of 7/0.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - There were no Freeholder comments.
Sarah Goode, Cultural Heritage Research Services, Inc. explained a survey to be done of historic resources throughout Salem County. She introduced Kinney Clark from the State Historic Preservation Office. Freeholder Kugler asked where were they surveying now. Ms. Goode replied Salem City had just been finished and took a month. She estimated twelve thousand structures in Salem County could be included in the study. The resulting GIS database will be available to the Municipalities and County
Mr. Challow of Pittsgrove Township thanked the Freeholder Board for the installation of the Emergency Services tower and its radio coverage. Director Sparks thanked Mr. Challow for his support.
Teresa Challow of Porchtown Road, Pittsgrove Township, commended the Freeholder Board, Pittsgrove Township Committee, and Pittsgrove Township Zoning Board for the revenue coming from the tower and eliminating the need for other towers.
Richard Dann, President CWA Local 1085, said he was disappointed at the Freeholder Board's failure to sign the contract. Director Sparks said the CWA had walked away from negotiations and went to mediation, which prolonged resolution. The Freeholder Board will sign when clarifying language of negotiated items is completed.
Larry Niedzialek of Pittsgrove Township asked who was paying the legal costs of the tower lawsuit. Director Sparks said that only Pittsgrove Township is paying legal costs.
R.2001-344 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 8:34 P.M., with Mr. Facemyer seconding his motion. On roll call, the motion for adoption of the foregoing resolution carried a hand vote of 7/0.
MOTION TO ADJOURN The Freeholder Board reconvened the Public Session at 9:27 P.M. Motion was made by Mr. Facemyer to adjourn the meeting, with Mrs. Bestwick seconding. There being no questions on the motion, all Freeholders rose for a 7/0 vote. The meeting adjourned at 9:28 P.M.
Rita Shade Simpson, Clerk of the Board/Administrator
2001 Meeting Minutes