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ATLANTIC COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
Auditorium, 1333 Atlantic Avenue
Atlantic City, New Jersey
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Minutes of Meeting
May 18, 2010

CALL TO ORDER

A Regular meeting of the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders was called to order by Chairman James Curcio at 4:00 p.m., Eastern Daylight Savings Time, on the above-mentioned date in the Auditorium at 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 Giordano followed by the flag salute led by Chairman Curcio.
 

ROLL CALL

The following roll call was recorded:  PRESENT: Cooper, Formica, Garrett, Giordano, McDevitt, Schroeder, Sutton and Curcio. ABSENT: Dase (Arrived at 4:13 p.m.).

MINUTES OF MEETING
APRIL 27, 2010

Freeholder Formica moved and Freeholder Sutton seconded a motion to adopt and dispense with the reading of the April 27, 2010, minutes.

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

ORDINANCE NO. 9
FINAL READING
TO VACATE AND ABANDON A SIGHT TRIANGLE EASEMENT
ALONG FIRE ROAD

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Formica seconded a motion to adopt on final reading Ordinance No. 9 of 2010 to vacate and abandon a sight triangle easement across part of Lot 2 in Block 2303, along Fire Road in the Township of Egg Harbor.

Chairman Curcio opened the meeting to the public for their comments on Ordinance No. 9 of 2010 at 4:05 p.m.

Being none, Chairman Curcio closed the public portion at 4:05 p.m.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 253
COMPETITIVE CONTRACT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE

Freeholder Formica moved and Freeholder Sutton seconded a motion to award a competitive contract to Decade Software Company, LLC for the provision of environmental health information management software for the Division of Public Health for an amount not to exceed $81,600.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 254
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AGREEMENT
FOR PHARMACEUTICAL CONSULTING SERVICES FOR MEADOWVIEW NURSING HOME

Freeholder Formica moved and Freeholder Sutton seconded a motion to award a professional services contract to Pharma-Care, Inc. for pharmaceutical consulting services for Meadowview Nursing Home for an amount not to exceed $31,932.00.

 

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

RESOLUTION NO. 255
ALTERNATE METHOD CONTRACT FOR THE IMPLEMENTATION, MAINTENANCE AND TRAINING SERVICES FOR UPGRADED CLINICAL AND FINANCIAL PROPRIETARY SOFTWARE

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion to award an alternate method contract to MDI Achieve for the provision of implementation, maintenance and training services for upgraded clinical and financial proprietary software used by Meadowview Nursing Home for an amount not to exceed $19,735.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 256
AGREEMENT FOR THE PROVISION OF NURSING CLINICAL INTERNS TO ATLANTIC COUNTY

Freeholder Cooper moved and Freeholder Garrett seconded a motion to enter into an agreement with Thomas Jefferson University for the provision of nursing clinical interns to Atlantic County at no cost to the County.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 257
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT TO PROVIDE MEDICAL ASSESSMENTS FOR ADULT PROTECTIVE SERVICES

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Formica seconded a motion to award a professional services contract to AtlantiCare Behavioral Health to provide medical assessments for Adult Protective Services for an amount not to exceed $9,600.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 258
AGREEMENT FOR A LEARN DO EARN PROGRAM

Freeholder Formica moved and Freeholder Giordano seconded a motion to award a contract to Atlantic Cape Community College for a Learn Do Earn Program for an amount not to exceed $3,500.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 259
BID CONTRACT FOR ONE (1) FOUR WHEEL DRIVE JOHN DEER 544K WHEEL LOADER WITH QUICK DISCONNECT ATTACHMENT

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Formica seconded a motion to award a bid contract to JESCO, Inc. for one (1) four wheel drive John Deer 544K wheel loader with quick disconnect attachment for an amount not to exceed $132,560.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 260
BID CONTRACT FOR FLOOR MAT RENTAL AND CLEANING SERVICES

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Formica seconded a motion to award a bid contract to Health Mats Co. for floor mat rental and cleaning services for an amount not to exceed $49,301.60.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 261
BID CONTRACT FOR SECURITY GUARD SERVICES TO ATLANTIC COUNTY

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Formica seconded a motion to award a bid contract to Security Guard, Inc., T/A Tri County Security for providing security guard services to Atlantic County for an amount not to exceed $848,630.46 (Two Year Period).

Freeholder Schroeder moved and Freeholder Giordano seconded a motion to permit Sheriff Balles to address the Freeholder Board.

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

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

 RESOLUTION NO. 262
CHANGE ORDER NO. 1 TO CONTRACT FOR SECURITY GUARD SERVICES

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion to award Change Order No. 1 to contract with Allied Barton for security guard services for a net increase not to exceed $36,764.31 and for a total amendatory contract amount not to exceed $809,192.11.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 263
AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 62 (1/26/10) REGARDING FUNDS FROM FOR THE AMERICORPS HELPS EMPLOY AREA TEENS (HEAT) PROGRAM

Freeholder Schroeder moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion to amend Resolution No. 62 adopted on January 26, 2010 regarding funds from the New Jersey Department of Labor for the AmeriCorps Helps Employ Area Teens (HEAT) Program funds in the reduced amount of $17,239.00, for a total amendatory amount not to exceed $48,199.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 264
AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 204 (4/21/09) REGARDING THE  VETERAN’S TRANSPORTATION ASSISTANCE GRANT

Freeholder Formica moved and Freeholder Garrett seconded a motion to amend Resolution No. 204 adopted April 21, 2009 regarding the Veteran’s Transportation Assistance Grant from the Department of Military and Veteran’s Affairs for an additional amount not to exceed $9,000.00, for a total amendatory contract amount not to exceed $26,000.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 265
GRANT APPLICATION FOR THE BULLETPROOF VEST PARTNERSHIP GRANT

Freeholder Dase moved and Freeholder Schroeder seconded a motion to submit a grant application to the U.S. Department of Justice for the Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant for funding in an amount not to exceed $11,242.75.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 266
AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 635 (11/24/09) REGARDING A GRANT FOR THE PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES PROGRAM

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion to amend Resolution No. 635 adopted on November 24, 2009 regarding a grant from the New Jersey Department of Human Services for the Personal Assistance Services Program for additional funding in the amount of $44,300.00, for an amended total funding of $330,990.00 for 2010.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 267
ACQUISITION OF ADDITIONAL RIGHT OF WAY EASEMENTS FOR WIDENING AND IMPROVING THE INTERSECTION OF FIRE ROAD AND WASHINGTON AVENUE

Freeholder Formica moved and Freeholder Sutton seconded a motion to authorize acquisition of additional right of way easements for widening and improving the intersection of Fire Road and Washington Avenue, along properties identified as and designated as P/O Block 1047, Lot 1; P/O Block 1048, Lot 84; P/O Block 2101, Lot 24; and P/O Block 2102, Lot 1 on the tax map of Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey, from the owners of record thereof.

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

 RESOLUTION NO. 268
MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT TO PARTICIPATE IN AN OPERATIONAL EVALUATION BY THE DIVISION OF ADULT DETENTION

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with Berkeley Varitronics Systems regarding participation in an operational evaluation by the Division of Adult Detention for a two year period at no cost to the County.

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

MOTION TO COMBINE AND ADOPT
RESOLUTIONS NO. 269 TO 274

Freeholder Garrett moved and Freeholder Formica seconded a motion to combine and adopt Resolutions No. 269 to 274, Chapter 159’s.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 269
CHAPTER 159

Insertion into the budget funds from the State of New Jersey, Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of State Police under the caption of Coverdell Forensic Improvement Program 09-10 in the sum of $29,956.20.

RESOLUTION NO. 270
CHAPTER 159

Insertion into the budget fund from the State of New Jersey, Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Highway Traffic Safety under the caption of DRE Pilot Program 2010 in the sum of $37,000.00.

RESOLUTION NO. 271
CHAPTER 159

Insertion into the budget funds from the State of New Jersey, Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Criminal Justice under the caption of Body Armor Replacement Program 09-10 in the sum of $11,242.75.

RESOLUTION NO. 272
CHAPTER 159

Insertion into the budget funds from the State of New Jersey, Office of the Attorney General, Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Criminal Justice under the caption of Narcotics Task Force #2 2009 in the sum of $125,031.00.

RESOLUTION NO. 273
CHAPTER 159

Insertion into the budget funds from the State of New Jersey, Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of State Police under the caption of HMEP 2010 in the sum of $18,150.00.

RESOLUTION NO. 274
CAHPTER 159

Insertion into the budget funds from the State of New Jersey, Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Criminal Justice under the caption of Victim Witness Advocacy 10-11 in the sum of $61,930.00.

MOTION

Freeholder Schroeder moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion to add Resolution No. 275 to the agenda.  The motion failed by a vote of 3 to 6.

PUBLIC PORTION

Chairman Curcio opened the meeting to the public for input at 5:04 p.m.

Laura Rogers of Jewish Family Services asked the Board to consider adopting the County-Based Homeless Trust Fund.

Sheriff Balles reported that K-9 Dillinger is back at work after his recuperation.
Bill Southrey, Executive Director of Atlantic City Rescue Mission, 231 N. New Road, Absecon asked the Board to consider passing the County-Based Homeless Trust Fund for those in great need.

Steve Young of Atlantic City, New Jersey stated that he never thought the City or the County funded the homeless issue.  Given the economic times, a homeless fund has never been needed more.

Mike DeMarco representing Behavioral Crossroads, 8008 English Creek Avenue in Egg Harbor Township stated that the Behavioral Crossroads has grown from serving mental health clients in Atlantic County to serving all of South Jersey.  He hopes the Board examines the Homeless Fund.

Brian Elson reprensenting Covenant House stated the homeless fund will not resolve the issue, but it will aid in servicing the homeless.  Covenant House services teens.  He strongly urges the Board to consider passing the fund.

There were no further comments.  Chairman Curcio closed the public portion at 5:44 p.m.

FREEHOLDERS COMMENTS

Chairman Curcio appointed an ad hoc Committee to investigate the need for the Homeless Trust Fund.  Appointed to the Committee were Freeholder Alisa Cooper, Chairperson, Freeholder Frank Giordano, Freeholder Charles Garrett and Chairman James Curcio.

WRITTEN CORRESPONDENCE

There was no written correspondence received by this office for the period of May 12, 2010 to May 18, 2010.

ADJOURNMENT

Chairman Curcio asked for a motion to adjourn the Freeholder meeting.  Freeholder Garrett moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion to adjourn the Freeholder meeting.  The motion was unanimously passed.  The meeting was adjourned at 5:50 p.m.

 

                                                                        Submitted by,

 

                                                                        Sonya G. Harris
                                                                        Clerk to the Board