SALEM COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
MARCH 21, 2001 MEETING MINUTES
At 07:33 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 was carried by a hand vote of 6/0.
R.2001-132 Resolution to Exceed Index Rate: Index Rate Less than 5% Limitation for the Year 2001 (N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.14). Director Sparks opened the meeting for a public hearing. Hearing no public comment, Mr. Kugler moved to close the public hearing, with Mr. Facemyer seconding his motion, which was carried by a hand vote of 7/0. 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 roll call vote of 7/0.
A Proclamation for Doctors Day was read by the Clerk of the Board
Proclamation for Tall Cedars Week was presented by Mrs. Bestwick to representatives Russell E. Fuscia Jr. and Charles T. Berry, Sr. of the Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America in honor of the organization's 99th Anniversary.
R.2001-167 Resolution Honoring Roger E. Nathan as Recipient of the 2001 Good Scout Award. Mr. Kugler moved to for adoption of the resolution, with Mr. Facemyer seconding his motion. On roll call, the motion for adoption of the foregoing resolution carried a roll call vote of 7/0.
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 Browns Browns Branch, tributary to Murderkill River, which involves maintenance and reconstruction of portions of an existing water management system, including the creation of some new drainage channels
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 within the waterway, near Fulton, Wellington and Jerome Avenues in the City of Margate, Atlantic County, proposing to hydraulically dredge a "C" shaped navigation channel adjacent to existing recreational docks
Pamela M. Bush, Esq., secretary, Delaware River Basin Commission notice of applications received
William E. Anderson, Manager, Bureau of Traffic Engineering and Investigations letter stating that the Traffic Regulation Order - No "U" Turn, Route NJ 45 in Manning Township was approved by the Commission of Transportation
David C. Heins, Director, Department of Human Services, Division of Family Development copy of the Request for Proposals announcing the availability of funding for the Food Stamp Outreach Challenge Grant Initiative
Celeste Carpiano, Executive Director, NJAC copy of the Judicial and Prosecutorial Facilities Construction and Assistance Act
Celeste Carpiano, Executive Director, NJAC memorandum regarding local employers contributions reduction to PFRS for FY 2001
Jeffrey A. Warsh, Executive Director, NJ Transit February Monthly Report
Joyce Miller, Program Administrator, TRIAD, Assoc. March 2001 progress report
Patricia M. Sheats, Administrative Assistant, PSEG copy of the Nuclear Outlook
H. Glen Donelson, Project Director, School-to-Careers Initiative letter of thanks for the outstanding job experience that the employees of Salem County provided to students on Job Shadowing Day
HealthCare Institute of New Jersey copy of newsletter
New Jersey Wetlands Mitigation Council March 23rd Agenda
Normandeau Assoc, Inc. notice that the NJ Department of Transportation submitted an application for an NJDEP CZM-Waterfront Development permit application to the NJ Department of Environmental Protection
Gloucester County 3 resolutions) resolution authorizing the County of Gloucester to support Assembly Bill 2861, an act concerning State and County Mosquito Control Plans: supplementing P.L. 1956, c.135 (C.26:9-12.3 et seq.) and making an appropriation; 2) resolution in support of State Assembly Resolution AR 128 regarding allocation of health care funds by United States Department of Veterans Affairs; and 3) resolution in support of State Assembly Bill A1225 regarding establishment of a program to provide low-interest loans and grants to veterans organizations for capital repairs
Hunterdon County proclamation regarding mental retardation awareness month
Sussex County 3 resolutions) resolution supporting Vernon Townships planning and development efforts; 2) resolution supporting passage of Assembly Bill A-2580, which requires consent of governing bodies prior to governmentally owned property being considered for inclusion in the New Jersey register of historic places; and 3) resolution supporting passage of Senate Bill S-1472 regarding establishment of New Jersey individual development account program
Joanne Marone, Administrator, Mental Health Board notice of meeting cancellation and date rescheduled
Professional Dialogue on Youth Issues April 10th Agenda
For the Month of February
Fire Marshal and Deputy Fire Marshals
Weights & Measures
Advisory Committee on Alcohol & Drug Abuse April 12th Agenda and March 8th Minutes
Office of the Disabled Advisory Board March 20th Agenda
Juvenile Justice Commission February monthly Report
Library Commission February 21st Minutes
School-to-Careers Initiative Steering Committee January 25th Minutes
Board of Social Services corrected January 25th Minutes and March 22nd Agenda
Transportation Advisory Council Office on Aging November 20, 2000 Minutes
Transportation Advisory Council Office on Aging March 19th Agenda
Youth Services Commission & Juvenile Crime Enforcement Coalition March 7th Agenda
Commission of Women March 13th 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 temporarily waived for any resolution to be considered this evening, which would require it. Mr. Facemyer seconded his motion. The motion carried by a hand vote of 7/0.
ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE Sparks, Kugler, Facemyer
Motion was made by Mr. Kugler that all Bills and Claims, when properly signed and audited, be paid and charged to their respective accounts. Motion was seconded by Mr. Facemyer, which was carried by hand vote of 7/0.
Motion was made by Mr. Kugler 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. Mr. Facemyer seconded his motion, which was carried by hand vote of 7/0.
The Director requested reading and consideration of resolutions by block.
R.2001-168 Finance Resolution Cancellation of Checks.
R.2001-169 Finance Resolution Requesting Transfer of Funds. Mr. Kugler moved for adoption of these two resolutions, with Mr. Facemyer seconding his motion. On roll call, the motion for adoption of the foregoing resolutions carried a hand vote of 7/0.
BUILDINGS & GROUNDS COMMITTEE Facemyer, Ware, Sullivan
COUNTY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE Bestwick, Sullivan, Sparks
HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE Sullivan, Bestwick, Simmermon
R.2001-170 Resolution Authorizing Contract for the Administration of the Alliance to Prevent Alcoholism and Drug Abuse for the Year 2001.
R.2001-171 Resolution Requesting a No-Cost Time Extension Budget Modification of the 2000 County Environmental Health Act Contract.
R.2001-172 Resolution Authorizing the Salem County Board of Chosen Freeholders to Enter into a Contract with the Memorial Hospital of Salem Countys Home Care Department for the Provision of Various Services. Mr. Sullivan moved for adoption of these three 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.2001-173 Resolution for the Appointment of Members to the Salem County Youth Services Commission.
R.2001-174 Resolution of the Board of Chosen Freeholders Authorizing the Prosecutors Office to Purchase Certain Items for Counter-Drug Activities Through the Department of Defense.
R.2001-175 Resolution Authorizing Contract for Expert Opinion Services and Report for the Salem County Prosecutors Office. Mr. Ware moved for adoption of these three resolutions, with Mr. Simmermon seconding his motion. On roll call, the motion for adoption of the foregoing resolutions carried a hand vote of 7/0.
PLANNING & TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE Kugler, Ware, Sparks
R.2001-176 Resolution Appointing a Consultant to Conduct a Market Analysis and Develop a Marketing Strategy for an Advanced Manufacturing Facility in Pennsville, NJ.
R.2001-177 Resolution Supporting Salem Countys Application for Funding Under the DCA Smart Growth Planning Grant to Undertake the Preparation of a Regional Strategic Plan. Mr. Kugler moved for adoption of these two 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
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - Mr. Sullivan reported the South Jersey Freeholders Association's support for accelerated passage of the West Nile funding bill.
Mr. Facemyer reported on the New Jersey Association of County's (NJAC) support of the bill "Judicial and Prosecutorial Facilities Construction and Assistance Act."
NEW BUSINESS - There were no Freeholder comments
PUBLIC COMMENT - Roger Nathan of Woodstown proposed his researching and publishing of a history of the Freeholder Board. He said that he had a sponsor for all and requested access to the archives. Mr. Kugler made a motion to allow Mr. Nathan access to the records, with Mr. Ware seconding his motion. The motion carried with a hand vote of 7/0.
R.2001-178 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 7:55 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 8:42 P.M. Motion was made by Mr. Kugler to adjourn the meeting, with Mr. Facemyer seconding. There being no questions on the motion, all Freeholders rose for a 7/0 vote. The meeting adjourned at 8:43 P.M.
RITA SHADE SIMPSON, Clerk of the Board/Administrator
2001 Meeting Minutes