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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
November 22, 2011

CALL TO ORDER

A Regular meeting of the Atlantic County Board of Chosen Freeholders was called to order by Chairman Frank D. Formica at 4 p.m., 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 Formica 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 Garrett followed by the flag salute led by Chairman Formica.

ROLL CALL

The following roll call was recorded:  PRESENT: Bertino, Cooper, Dase, Garrett, Giordano, McDevitt, Schroeder, Sutton and Formica.  ABSENT:  None.

MINUTES OF MEETING
OCTOBER 25, 2011

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion to adopt and dispense with the reading of the October 25, 2011 minutes.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 582
CONTRACT FOR OPTICAL BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYEES

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Dase seconded a motion authorizing an EUS contract with Horizon Eye Care to provide optical benefits to employees for the period commencing January 1, 2012 and terminating December 31, 2014 for a total contract amount not to exceed $396,000.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 583
AGREEMENT FOR DENTAL BENEFITS FOR EMPLOYEES

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Bertino seconded a motion authorizing a EUS renewal agreement with Benecare/Atlantic Southern Dental Foundation to provide dental benefits for eligible employees for the period commencing January 1, 2012 and terminating December 31, 2014 for a total contract amount not to exceed $4,703,794.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 584
AGREEMENT FOR MEDICAL CASE MANAGEMENT SERVICES AND WORKER’S COMPENSATION CLAIMS

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Garrett seconded a motion authorizing a professional services agreement with Professional Rehabilitation Associates of NJ to provide medical case management services and related services for worker’s compensation claims for the period commencing January 1, 2012 and terminating December 31, 2012 for a total amount not to exceed $231,077.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 585
TRANSFER REQUEST IN THE 2011 BUDGET

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Bertino seconded a motion to adopt a resolution requesting a transfer in the 2011 Budget in accordance with the provision of N.J.S. 40A:4-58.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 586
CONTRACT FOR ONE (1) 2011 OR NEWER TELEHANDLER

Freeholder Garrett moved and Freeholder Sutton seconded a motion authorizing a bid contract with Farm-Rite Inc. to furnish and deliver one (1) 2011 or newer telehandler in an amount not to exceed $85,850.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 587
CONTRACT FOR ONE (1) SELF CONTAINED HYDRAULIC DUMP 10 YARD DEBRIS BOX

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Bertino seconded a motion authorizing a bid contract with Lawn and Golf Supply Co., Inc. to furnish and deliver one (1) self contained hydraulic dump 10 yard debris box for an amount not to exceed $19,300.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 588
CONTRACT FOR TWO (2) AUTOMATIC BRINE PRODUCTION SYSTEMS

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Bertino seconded a motion authorizing a bid contract with U.S. Municipal Supply Inc. to furnish and deliver two (2) automatic brine production systems for an amount not to exceed $126,300.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 589
CONTRACT FOR ONE (1) FOUR WHEEL DRIVE LOADER/BACKHOE WITH QUICK DISCONNECT

Freeholder Cooper moved and Freeholder Garrett seconded a motion authorizing a bid contract with TRICO Equipment Services, LLC to furnish and deliver one (1) four wheel drive loader/backhoe with quick disconnect for an amount not to exceed $73,350.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 590
CHANGE ORDER NO. 1, CONTRACT FOR TILTON ROAD PEDESTRIAN SAFETY PROJECT

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion to approve Change Order No. 1, Final to Contract with Techno Pro Electric, Inc. for the Tilton Road Pedestrian Safety Project for an additional amount of $14,101.01 and for a total amendatory amount not to exceed $629,133.61.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 591
CHANGE ORDER NO. 1, CONTRACT FOR CATERING HALL AND STORAGE SHED ROOF REPLACEMENT AT LAKE LENAPE

Freeholder Cooper moved and Freeholder Giordano seconded a motion to approve Change Order No. 1, Contract with Thomas Company, Inc. for Catering Hall and Storage Shed Roof Replacement at Lake Lenape for a reduced amount of $42,560.00 and for a total amendatory amount not to exceed $249,950.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 592
GRANT RENEWAL TO SUPPORT COMMUNITY MEDIATION SERVICES

Freeholder Schroeder moved and Freeholder Bertino seconded a motion authorizing an agreement with the New Jersey Department of Children and Families for a grant renewal to support Community Mediation Services for funds in an amount not to exceed $38,544.00, with County in-kind matching funds in an amount not to exceed $25,854.00, to be utilized for programs for the period commencing January 1, 2012, and terminating December 31, 2012, for a total amount not to exceed $64,398.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 593
GRANT FOR THE PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES PROGRAM

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Garrett seconded a motion to authorizing a grant application to the New Jersey Department of Human Services for the Personal Assistance Services Program to be utilized for programs for the period commencing January 1, 2012, and terminating December 31, 2012, for an amount not to exceed $354,000.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 594
GRANT APPLICATION FOR HAZARDOUS MATERIALS EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS PROGRAM FUNDS

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion   authorizing a grant application for funding from the New Jersey Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of State Police, for Hazardous Materials Emergency Preparedness Program Funds, for the period commencing January 1, 2011, and ending September 30, 2012, for an amount not to exceed $25,376.85.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 595
AUTHORIZING THE PURCHASE OF MATERIALS, SUPPLIES AND EQUIPMENT FROM VARIOUS VENDORS

Freeholder Garrett moved and Freeholder Bertino seconded a motion authorizing purchases from various state contract vendors to purchase materials, supplies or equipment under the State of New Jersey Cooperative Purchasing Program 1-NJCP, for a total amount not to exceed $266,846.34.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 596
AGREEMENT FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO ENGLISH CREEK AVENUE IN EGG HARBOR TOWNSHIP

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion authorizing an agreement with Briad Lodging Group Egg Harbor II, LLC concerning improvements to English Creek Avenue, Block 1702, Lot 99  in the Township of Egg Harbor.

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

MOTION TO COMBINE AND ADOPT RESOLUTION NOS. 597 TO 600

Freeholder Garrett moved and Freeholder Schroeder seconded a motion to combine and adopt Resolution Nos. 597 to 600, Chapter 159’s.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 597
CHAPTER 159
Insertion into the budget funds from the State of New Jersey, Department of Transportation, under the caption of Tilton Road Sec 4A Design, in the amount of $33,880.00.
RESOLUTION NO. 598
CHAPTER 159
Insertion into the budget funds from the State of New Jersey, Department of Transportation, under the caption of Tilton Road Sec 4B Design, in the amount of $67,893.00.
RESOLUTION NO. 599
CHAPTER 159
Insertion into the budget funds from the State of New Jersey, Department of Law and Public Safety, Division of Highway Traffic Safety, under the caption of Drunk Driving Enforcement – Sheriff 2011, in the amount of $2,500.00.
RESOLUTION NO. 600
CHAPTER 159
Insertion into the budget funds from the State of New Jersey, Department of State, under the caption of General Operating Support 11-12, in the amount of $8,249.00.
RESOLUTION NO. 601
AUTHORIZING CONSENT FOR A ROADWAY SOLICITATION EVENT

Freeholder Cooper moved and Freeholder Sutton seconded a motion to adopt a resolution authorizing consent for a roadway solicitation event by Farmington Volunteer Fire Company #4 pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-60 and Ordinance No. 14-2011.

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

MOTION TO ADD RESOLUTION NO. 602 TO THE AGENDA

Freeholder Bertino moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion to add Resolution No. 602 to the agenda.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 602
GRANT FOR THE PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES PROGRAM

 

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion to approve Change Order No. 2, contract with Richard Pierson Construction Company, Inc. for signalization of the Atlantic City Airport Circle, Tilton Road and Delilah Road to extend the term date only to December 12, 2011 at no additional cost to the County.

REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD

There were no reports of special committees.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

There was no unfinished business.

NEW BUSINESS

There was no new business.

WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

Written communications were received by this office for the period of November 16, 2011 to November 22, 2011.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Chairman Formica opened the meeting to the public at 5:24 p.m.

Being none, Chairman Formica closed the public portion at 5:25 p.m.

GOOD OF THE ORDER

There were no comments for the good of the order.
 

ADJOURNMENT

Chairman Formica entertained a motion to adjourn the Freeholder meeting.  Freeholder Cooper moved and Freeholder Sutton seconded a motion to adjourn the Freeholder meeting.  The motion was unanimously passed.  The meeting was adjourned at 5:25 p.m.

 

 

                                                                       Submitted by,

 

                                                                        Sonya G. Harris
                                                                        Clerk to the Board