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ATLANTIC COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
Stillwater Building
201 Shore Road, Northfield, New Jersey

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Minutes of Meeting
February 9, 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 Stillwater Building, 201 Shore Road, Northfield, 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 Cooper followed by the flag salute led by Chairman Curcio.

ROLL CALL

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

MINUTES OF MEETING
JANUARY 19, 2010

Freeholder Cooper moved and Freeholder Garrett seconded a motion to adopt and dispense with the reading of the January 19, 2010 minutes.

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

ORDINANCE NO. 5
FIRST READING
DESIGNATING THE INTERSECTION OF SPRUCE AVENUE (CR684) WITH WEST JERSEY AVENUE AS AN ALL-WAY STOP INTERSECTION

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Giordano seconded a motion to introduce on first reading Ordinance No. 5-2010, designating the Intersection of Spruce Avenue (CR 684) with West Jersey Avenue in the Township of Egg Harbor as an all-way stop intersection.

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

ORDINANCE NO. 6
FIRST READING
AUTHORIZING ACQUISITION OF A PARCEL OF REAL PROPERTY LOCATED AT THE INTERSECTION OF JIMMIE LEEDS ROAD AND SIXTH AVENUE IN GALLOWAY TOWNSHIP BY MEANS OF AGREEMENT OR BY CONDEMNATION

Freeholder Dase moved and Freeholder Sutton seconded a motion to introduce on first reading Ordinance No. 6 of 2010, authorizing acquisition of a parcel of real property located at the Intersection of Jimmie Leeds Road and Sixth Avenue, in Galloway Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey by means of agreement or condemnation pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12-1 et seq., and N.J.S.A. 20:3-1 et seq., said parcel of property being P/O Block 981.01, Lot 21 on the tax map of Galloway Township.

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

*RESOLUTION NO. 17
AGREEMENT REGARDING PERMITTING AND DESIGN FOR DAM DECOMMISSIONING

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Giordano seconded a motion to enter an inter-governmental agreement with Buena Vista Township regarding permitting and design for dam decommissioning for an amount not to exceed $65,550.00 (County’s Contribution).

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

RESOLUTION NO. 77
CONTRACT FOR A REGIONAL INTERNSHIP CENTER TO COORDINATE INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion to award a contract to Richard Stockton College of New Jersey for a Regional Internship Center to coordinate internship opportunities for college students for an amount not to exceed $100,000.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO.  78
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT FOR ALCOHOLISM TREATMENT SERVICES

Freeholder Garrett moved and Freeholder Formica seconded a motion to award professional services contracts to various contractors for alcoholism treatment services for a total amount for all contracts not to exceed $525,094.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 79
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT FOR VARIOUS LEGAL SERVICES

Freeholder Cooper moved and Freeholder Giordano seconded a motion to award a professional services agreement to various attorneys for various legal services for an amount not to exceed $325,000.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 80
GRANT APPLICATION FOR THE STATEWIDE RESPITE CARE PROGRAM

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion to apply for a grant from the New Jersey Department of Health and Senior Services for the Statewide Respite Care Program for funding in the amount of $162,376.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 81
APPROVING PARTICIPATION WITH THE STATE OF NEW JERSEY IN THE RECOVERY STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN ACT GRANT PROGRAM

Freeholder Cooper moved and Freeholder Sutton seconded a motion to adopt a resolution approving participation with the State of New Jersey in the Recovery Stop Violence Against Women Act Grant Program administered by the Division of Criminal Justice, Department of Law and Public Safety for funding in the amount of $61,930.00, subject to a County in-kind match of $20,643.00.

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

RESOLUTIN NO. 82
EMERGENCY CONTRACT FOR THE PURCHASE OF ROCK SALT

 

*Not in numerical order

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Formica seconded a motion to award an emergency contract to Oceanport Industries, Inc. for rock salt for an amount not to exceed $182,500.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 83
AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 3 (1/5/10)  CHANGING THE LOCATION OF VARIOUS REGULAR MEETINGS AND INFORMING THE NEWSPAPERS

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion to amend Resolution No. 3, 2010, adopted on January 5, 2010 adopting a schedule of regular meetings of the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders and amending same to change the location of various regular meetings and informing the newspapers.

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

PRESENTATION

Assistant County Counsel Betty Ann Bittel and Purchasing Agent Kathy Arrington gave a presentation on public contract laws and purchasing procedures (See Enclosure).

PUBLIC PORTION

Chairman Curcio opened for public comment at 5:26 p.m.  Being none, Chairman Curcio closed the public portion at 5:26 p.m.

FREEHOLDER COMMENTS

Freeholder Sutton applauded the Emergency Management team during the recent snow storm.  Freeholder Cooper also spoke regarding this issue.

Chairman Curcio commented that the Atlantic County was included in the declaration of the State of Emergency during the recent snow storm.

Freeholder Cooper thanked everyone who attended the fundraiser for the Atlantic County Animal Shelter.

Chairman Curcio stated that issues have come in regarding the ACUA. There will be a public hearing on Tuesday, February 16, 2010, at 7 p.m. at the ACCC Walter Edge Hall.  The meeting will be hosted by the Solid Waste Committee.  The meeting is to investigate and get input regarding the affect of the Trash Flow issue in Atlantic County.

WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE

There was no written correspondence for the period of February 3 to February 9, 2010.

ADJOURNMENT

Chairman Curcio asked for a motion to adjourn the Freeholder meeting.  Freeholder Garrett moved and Freeholder Formica seconded a motion to adjourn the Freeholder meeting.  The motion was unanimously passed.  The meeting adjourned at 5:30 p.m.

                                                           
                                                                        Submitted by,

           
                                                                        Sonya G. Harris
                                                                        Clerk to the Board