SALEM COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
NOVEMBER 17, 2004 MEETING MINUTES
At 7:32 PM, Director Charles R. Sullivan opened the meeting with a moment of silence followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Director Sullivan stated the meeting was in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act.
On roll call, the following Freeholders were present: Lee R. Ware, Beth E. Timberman, Bruce L. Bobbitt, R. Benjamin Simmermon, Jr., C. David Sparks, Jr., Susan A. Bestwick and Charles R. Sullivan. A quorum was present.
Motion was made by Mr. Ware that the reading of the Minutes of November 3, 2004 meeting be dispensed with and that the Minutes be received, approved and recorded in the Minute Book. Mr. Bobbitt seconded his motion. The motion to accept the minutes carried by hand vote of 7/0.
Motion was made by Mr. Ware to waive the Rules of the Board with respect to the seven day notice to the Clerk of the Board’s office exclusively for Resolution 2004-438 to allow the Board to consider emergency funding transfer for the Nursing Home and Resolution 2004-447 to allow contracting for timely railroad design due to the shutdown of Anchor Glass. The motion was carried by a hand vote of 7/0.
Citation Honoring William Joseph Bradbury – Eagle Scout Recipient was read.
Citations honoring the following recipients of the 2004 Salem County Municipal Alliance Volunteer of the Year were read:
Ty Cobb - Pennsville Municipal Alliance
Donna Lake - Carney’s Point/Penns Grove Municipal Alliance
Janelee Strain - Oldmans Municipal Alliance
Roseann Bober - Pilesgrove/Woodstown Municipal Alliance
Betsy Davis - Salem City Municipal Alliance
Connie Nowosacki - Upper Pittsgrove Municipal Alliance
Ordinance No. 2004-05
Ordinance Providing for Capital Improvements of the County of Salem, State of New Jersey, Appropriating the Aggregate Amount of $632,000.00 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.
Upon reading of the ordinance, motion was made by Mr. Ware to introduce the ordinance, which was seconded by Mr. Bobbitt. Upon roll call there were seven affirmative votes.
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 for work located at the following area:
· Delaware River, Borough of Penns Grove, Salem County, New Jersey
· Permits that have been issued, withdrawn, and denied for various applicants during the months of July, August and September 2004
Stephen G. Moy, Manager, District 4, Local Aid, Department of Transportation – copy of the approved fully executed Application/Agreement for the Salem County Railroad Realignment and Reconstruction – Tide Mill Curve and Salem Port project for an allotment of $600,000.00
Patrick F. McAndres, Attorney for the applicant – notice that the Mannington Township Planning Board will hold a hearing on the application of Mary E. Taylor and Sam Taylor & Sons, Inc. seeking a use variance and preliminary and final site plan approval to modify and renew its land mining permit
Mercer County – resolution urging the New Jersey State Legislature to enact family-friendly jury duty legislation to incorporate additional persons and situations not covered in N.J.S.A. 2B:20-10: grounds for excuse from jury service
Morris County – resolution urging NJ State Legislature to enact bill permitting only new uses or expansion of uses on properties for which development easement was conveyed to the County, upon approval of said new use, by the governing body of said County
Ann F. Tark – letter requesting not considered for re-appointment to Commission on Women
For the Month of September
For the Month of October
Complete Healthcare Resources – SCNH
Office for the Disabled
Emergency Management Staff Meeting & Monthly Report
Shelter of Hope
Veterans Services & Interment
Weights & Measures
Community College April 21st and June 16th Board of School Estimate Minutes & October 14th Board of Trustees Minutes
Library Commission October 20th Minutes
Mosquito Commission Annual Report
Office on Aging Advisory Council November 16th Agenda
Social Services Board November 18th Agenda
Motion was made by Mr. Ware that the Correspondence, Departmental Reports, and Committee/Commission Minutes be received and filed with Mr. Bobbitt seconding his motion. The motion was carried by a vote of 7/0.
PAYMENT OF BILLS & CLAIMS
Motion was made by Mr. Ware that all Bills and Claims, when properly signed and audited, be paid and charged to their respective accounts. Motion was seconded by Mr. Bobbitt, which was carried by a hand vote of 7/0.
Motion was made by Mr. Ware that the Treasurer’s Report be received, filed and made available to the public. Motion was seconded by Mr. Bobbitt, which was carried by a hand vote of 7/0.
Director Charles Sullivan introduced Purchasing Agent Earl Gage, Buildings and Grounds Superintendent Jeffrey Ridgway and Director of Economic Development James Waddington who made a presentation on the Salem County Alms House. Mr. Gage stated that upon review of quotations, Vittetta Group was the recommended vendor with a quote of $36,000.00 for a study of the building. Upon completion of the presentation, the Director repeated the three options of tear down, fall down or mothball. Mr. Ware said that the building was last used in 1998.
The Clerk of the Board/Administrator read resolutions in block by committee with Board concurrence.
ADMINISTRATIVE COMMITTEE – Sullivan, Ware, Bobbitt
R.2004-430 Finance Resolution Cancellation of Check (Check # 35543)
R.2004-431 Finance Resolution Cancellation of Check (Check # 28213)
R.2004-432 Finance Resolution Cancellation of Checks (Check #’s: 25508; 26242; 29343; 29501; 30543; 30887; 32884; 32897; 32933; 33310; 34243; 35373)
R.2004-433 Finance Resolution Cancellation of Checks (Check #’s: 30363; 30864; 30520; 32767; 32845; 32856; 33698; 34182)
R.2004-434 Finance Resolution Requesting Transfer of Funds
R.2004-435 Resolution Authorizing the Cancellation of Unexpended Balances of Funds Appropriated in the General Capital Fund for the County of Salem
R.2004-436 Resolution Adopting a Corrective Action Plan for the County of Salem
R.2004-437 Resolution Awarding a Professional Services Contract for Providing a Medical Cost Containment Program for Uninsured Individuals that Fall under the Care, Custody, or Control of the County of Salem (Independent Medical and Dental Consultants, Inc.)
R.2004-438 Finance Resolution Requesting Transfer of Funds (Nursing Home)
Mr. Ware moved for adoption of the nine resolutions with Mr. Bobbitt seconding his motion. The motion for adoption of the foregoing resolutions carried a vote of 7/0.
BUILDINGS & GROUNDS COMMITTEE – Sparks, Sullivan, Simmermon
R.2004-439 Resolution Awarding a Professional Services Contract for Providing Architectural and Design Work to the County of Salem – The Alms House (Vitetta Group, Inc.)
Mr. Sparks moved for adoption of this resolution with Mr. Simmermon seconding his motion. The motion for adoption of the foregoing resolution carried a vote of 7/0.
COUNTY AFFAIRS COMMITTEE – Simmermon, Bestwick, Timberman
R.2004-440 Resolution for the Appointment/Re-Appointment of Members to the Salem Community College Board of Trustees (Carrie Ruffin and Bruce Sherman)
R.2004-441 Resolution for the Re-Appointment of a Member to the Vocational Technical School Board for Vocational Education (Geraldine Burt)
Mr. Simmermon moved for adoption of the two resolutions with Mr. Bobbitt seconding his motion. The motion for adoption of the foregoing resolutions carried a vote of 7/0. Mr. Simmermon said he attends all of the Committee meetings and appreciated the Chair’s support on the reappointments.
HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES COMMITTEE – Bestwick, Timberman, Ware
R.2004-442 Resolution Authorizing Execution of Contract between the Salem County Inter-Agency Council of Human Services and the County of Salem
R.2004-443 Resolution Authorizing Freeholder Director and Clerk of the Board of Chosen Freeholders for the County of Salem to Sign the 2005 County Environmental Health Act Grant Application
Mrs. Bestwick moved for adoption of the two resolutions with Mrs. Timberman seconding her motion. The motion for adoption of the foregoing resolutions carried a vote of 7/0.
JUDICIARY COMMITTEE – Ware, Bobbitt, Simmermon
No action came before this committee at this meeting
PLANNING & TRANSPORTATION COMMITTEE – Timberman, Sullivan, Sparks
R.2004-444 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 ($470,002.00 – Community Oriented Policing Services)
R.2004-445 Resolution Providing for the Insertion of Any Special Item of Revenue in the Budget Pursuant to R.S. 40A:4-87, Chapter 159, P.L. 1948 ($79,000.00 – Radiological Emergency Response Plan)
R.2004-446 Resolution Authorizing Freeholder Director and Clerk of the Board to Execute Agreement between South Jersey Gas, City of Salem and County of Salem to Permit Remediation on Railroad Right-of-Way
R.2004-447 Resolution Authorizing a Professional Services Agreement for Design and Engineering Work for the Short Line Railroad Reconstruction (Fralinger Engineering)
Mrs. Timberman moved for adoption of the four resolutions with by Mrs. Bestwick seconding her motion. The motion for adoption of the foregoing resolutions carried a vote of 7/0.
ROAD & BRIDGE COMMITTEE – Bobbitt, Sparks, Bestwick
No action came before this committee at this meeting
UNFINISHED BUSINESS - No business came before the board.
NEW BUSINESS - No business came before the board.
PUBLIC COMMENT - Emerson Eisely of Upper Pittsgrove gave causes for the perceived low flow of Avis Mill Pond being 144 campsites drawing on 3 nearby wells, larger spillway than other lakes and nearby trees. The Director inquired if Mr. Simmermon was satisfied with Mr. Eisley’s answer, which said he was.
Nick Mesogianes of 47 Light House Road, Pennsville spoke on the negative effect of a big box store in Pennsville. He said a local business lost 28% of business due to the present Wal-Mart. The Director said the County is not a lead agent on this type of local zoning matter. The local municipality has the responsibility to manage it and if the county were asked they would support the municipality in any means available to them legally. Mr. Bobbitt spoke of three public meetings sponsored by the three State representatives. Mrs. Maniglia, Chair of the Planning Board said that no formal application had been received yet, being conceptual only. Mr. Sparks said that it is a big concern, but legally nothing could be done due to no application having been received. He said that Pennsville could put an ordinance on the books. He said that the County Chamber of Commerce needed to speak to this issue, but that the most effective method was to not shop at Wal-Mart.
Mr. Eisely suggested that the Pennsville site was probably covered by CAFRA and that an environmental impact study and endangered species study should be completed. Mrs. Maniglia said the site was strictly in the commercial district. The Director again said it was a local Pennsville issue to be managed by them, but that the County is available to help the municipality.
R.2004-448 Resolution Authorizing the Exclusion of the Public from a Meeting of the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Salem
Mr. Ware moved for adoption of the resolution at 08:17PM with Mr. Bobbitt seconding his motion. On hand vote, the motion for adoption of the foregoing resolution carried a vote of 7/0.
MOTION TO ADJOURN
The Board reconvened at 08:55PM and Mr. Ware moved for adjournment of the meeting, with Mr. Bobbitt seconding his motion. With the motion properly moved and seconded and approved by all seven members, the meeting adjourned at 08:56 PM.