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ATLANTIC COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
Auditorium, Atlantic County Office Building
1333 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, New Jersey

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Minutes of Meeting
January 19, 2010

CALL TO ORDER

A Regular meeting of the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders was called to order by Chairman James Curcio at 4 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on the above-mentioned date at the Auditorium, Atlantic County Office Building, 1333 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, New Jersey.

OPEN PUBLIC MEETING STATEMENT

Statement of Open Public Meeting Compliance:  Pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act, Chairman Curcio announced that adequate notice of this meeting, as required by said Act, has been provided to The Press, the Mainland Journal, posted on the bulletin boards at 1333 Atlantic Avenue, Atlantic City, the Stillwater Building, 201 Shore Road, Northfield and the County Clerk’s Office in Mays Landing.

PRAYER AND FLAG SALUTE

The prayer was led by Freeholder Schroeder followed by the flag salute led by Chairman Curcio.

ROLL CALL

The following roll call was recorded:  PRESENT:  Cooper, Dase, Formica, Garrett, McDevitt, Schroeder, Sutton and Curcio. ABSENT:  Giordano

MINUTES OF MEETING
DECEMBER 8, 2009 AND DECEMBER 15, 2009

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion to adopt and dispense with the reading of the December 8, 2009 and December 15, 2009 minutes.

The above-mentioned motion was adopted by the following roll call:  AYES:  Cooper, Dase, Formica, Garrett, McDevitt, Schroeder, Sutton and Curcio.  NAYS:  None.  ABSTENTIONS:  None.  ABSENT:  Giordano.

ORDINANCE NO. 2
FIRST READING
ESTABLISHING FEES FOR CERTAIN COUNTY SERVICES

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion to introduce on first reading Ordinance No. 2 of 2010 establishing fees for certain County services.

The above-mentioned motion was adopted by the following roll call:  AYES:  Cooper, Dase, Formica, Garrett, Schroeder, Sutton and Curcio.  NAYS:  McDevitt.  ABSTENTIONS:  None.  ABSENT:  Giordano.

ORDINANCE NO. 3
FIRST READING
AMENDING THE CODE OF ATLANTIC COUNTY, CHAPTER 86

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion to introduce on first reading Ordinance No. 3 of 2010 amending the Code of Atlantic County, Chapter 86, Land Development and substituting portions thereof, entitled Atlantic County Land Development Standards.

The above-mentioned motion was adopted by the following roll call:  AYES:  Cooper, Formica, Garrett, Schroeder and Sutton.  NAYS:  Dase, McDevitt and Curcio.  ABSTENTIONS:  None.  ABSENT:  Giordano.

ORDINANCE NO.  4
FIRST READING
AMENDING THE CODE OF ATLANTIC COUNTY, CHAPTERS 72 AND 73

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion to amend the code of Atlantic County, Chapters 72 and 73, Road Opening Permits/Highway Occupancy Permits, and existing fee schedules and establishing fees for certain County services.

The above-mentioned motion was adopted by the following roll call:  AYES:  Cooper, Dase, Formica, Garrett, McDevitt, Schroeder, Sutton and Curcio.  NAYS:  None.  ABSTENTIONS:  None.  ABSENT:  Giordano.

RESOLUTION NO. 47
BID CONTRACT FOR PORTABLE SANITATION UNITS

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Formica seconded a motion to award a bid contract to Russell Reid Waste Hauling for portable sanitation units for an amount not to exceed $24,886.00 (Two Years).

The above-mentioned motion was adopted by the following roll call:  AYES:  Cooper, Dase, Formica, Garrett, McDevitt, Schroeder, Sutton and Curcio.  NAYS:  None.  ABSTENTIONS:  None.  ABSENT:  Giordano.

RESOLUTION NO. 48
WITHDRAWN

 

RESOLUTION NO. 49
BID CONTRACT FOR SITE MANAGEMENT WITH KOSHER STYLE MEALS

Freeholder Cooper moved and Freeholder Sutton seconded a motion to award a bid contract to Beron Jewish Older Adult Services for site management with kosher style meals for the Herman Pogachefsky Nutrition Center for an amount not to exceed $132,901.20.

The above-mentioned motion was adopted by the following roll call:  AYES:  Cooper, Dase, Formica, Garrett, McDevitt, Schroeder, Sutton and Curcio.  NAYS:  None.  ABSTENTIONS:  None.  ABSENT:  Giordano.

RESOLUTION NO. 50
BID CONTRACT FOR WORKER’S COMP COURT RENOVATIONS AT THE COUNTY OFFICE BUILDING

Freeholder Formica moved and Freeholder Sutton seconded a motion to award a bid contract to R. Wilkinson and Sons Construction for Worker’s Comp Court renovations at the County Office Building for an amount not to exceed $494,212.34.

The above-mentioned motion was adopted by the following roll call:  AYES:  Cooper, Dase, Formica, Garrett, McDevitt, Schroeder, Sutton and Curcio.  NAYS:  None.  ABSTENTIONS:  None.  ABSENT:  Giordano.

RESOLUTION NO. 51
AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 344 (6/17/08) REGARDING WORK FIRST NEW JERSEY FUNDS

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder McDevitt seconded a motion to amend Resolution No. 344 adopted on June 17, 2008 regarding Work First New Jersey funds from the New Jersey Department of Labor for a reduced amount of $92,097.00 and for a total amendatory amount not to exceed $3,322,640.00.

The above-mentioned motion was adopted by the following roll call:  AYES:  Cooper, Dase, Formica, Garrett, McDevitt, Schroeder, Sutton and Curcio.  NAYS:  None.  ABSTENTIONS:  None.  ABSENT:  Giordano.

RESOLUTION NO. 52
INTERGOVERNMENTAL AGREEMENT TO LEASE SPACE FOR A NUTRITION SITE

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder McDevitt seconded a motion to enter into an intergovernmental lease agreement to rent space at the Egg Harbor Township Community Center, 5045 English Creek Avenue, Egg Harbor Township to be used as a nutrition site for an amount not to exceed $12,151.00 for 2010 and $12,601.00 for 2011.

The above-mentioned motion was adopted by the following roll call:  AYES:  Cooper, Dase, Formica, Garrett, McDevitt, Schroeder, Sutton and Curcio.  NAYS:  None.  ABSTENTIONS:  None.  ABSENT:  Giordano.

RESOLUTION NO. 53
ACCEPTANCE OF A GULFSTREAM CAVALIER TRAVEL TRAILER

Freeholder Garrett moved and Freeholder Schroeder seconded a motion to accept a Gulfstream Cavalier Travel Trailer from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

The above-mentioned motion was adopted by the following roll call:  AYES:  Cooper, Dase, Formica, Garrett, McDevitt, Schroeder, Sutton and Curcio.  NAYS:  None.  ABSTENTIONS:  None.  ABSENT:  Giordano.

RESOLUTION NO.  54
APPOINTMENT TO THE ATLANTIC COUNTY ADVISORY COMMISSION ON WOMEN

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion to appoint Marilyn Kleinberg to the Atlantic County Advisory Commission on Women for a term to expire on February 28, 2011.

The above-mentioned motion was adopted by the following roll call:  AYES:  Cooper, Dase, Formica, Garrett, McDevitt, Schroeder, Sutton and Curcio.  NAYS:  None.  ABSTENTIONS:  None.  ABSENT:  Giordano.

RESOLUTION NO. 55
URGING CONTINUATION OF STATE FUNDING TO THE ATLANTIC COUNTY UTILITIES AUTHORITY FOR ITS DEBT SERVICE

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Formica seconded a motion to adopt a resolution urging the continuation of State funding to the Atlantic County Utilities Authority for its debt service (Sponsors: Freeholder Schroeder and Freeholder McDevitt).

The above-mentioned motion was adopted by the following roll call:  AYES:  Cooper, Dase, Formica, Garrett, McDevitt, Schroeder, Sutton and Curcio.  NAYS:  None.  ABSTENTIONS:  None.  ABSENT:  Giordano.

RESOLUTION NO. 56
REQUESTING NEW JERSEY TRANSIT TO RESTORE THE 5:49 AM TRAIN ON THE ATLANTIC CITY RAIL LINE

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Formica seconded a motion to adopt a resolution requesting New Jersey Transit to restore the 5:49 a.m. train on the Atlantic City rail line (Sponsors:  Freeholder Schroeder and Freeholder Sutton).

The above-mentioned motion was adopted by the following roll call:  AYES:  Cooper, Dase, Formica, Garrett, McDevitt, Schroeder, Sutton and Curcio.  NAYS:  None.  ABSTENTIONS:  None.  ABSENT:  Giordano.

PUBLIC COMMENT

Chairman Curcio opened the meeting to the public at 5:27 p.m. for their comments.  Being none, Chairman Curcio closed the public portion of the meeting at 5:27 p.m.

FREEHOLDERS COMMENTS

Chairman Curcio spoke regarding health benefits for elected officials.  He formed a new committee to investigate the issue.  He appointed himself, as Chairperson, Freeholder McDevitt, Freeholder Garrett and Freeholder Dase.

Freeholder McDevitt supported the idea.

WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE

There was no written correspondence for the period from January 13 to January 19, 2010.

ADJOURNMENT

Chairman Curcio asked for a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Freeholder Garrett moved and Freeholder Sutton seconded a motion to adjourn the Freeholder Meeting.  The motion was unanimously passed and the meeting was adjourned at 5:49 p.m.

                                                           
                                                                        Submitted by,

           
                                                                        Sonya G. Harris
                                                                        Clerk to the Board