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ATLANTIC COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
Old Historic Courthouse
5909 Main Street, Mays Landing, New Jersey
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Minutes of Meeting
February 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 4:08 p.m., Eastern Standard Time, on the above-mentioned date at the Old Historic Courthouse, 5909 Main Street, Mays Landing, 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 McDevitt followed by the flag salute led by Chairman Formica.

ROLL CALL

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

MINUTES OF MEETING
FEBRUARY 1, 2011

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Schroeder seconded a motion to adopt and dispense with the reading of the February 1, 2011 minutes.

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

PRESENTATIONS

County Executive Levinson spoke in favor of the expansion of the Veterans Cemetery at Estell Manor.  The Estell Manor Mansion into a Veteran’s museum.

Jerry Barberio, Assistant Director, Atlantic County Department of Public Works gave an informative update on the progress involving the Atlantic County Veterans Cemetery Expansion Program and the Estell Manor Mansion.

Freeholder James Schroeder and Freeholder Charles Garrett sponsored a resolution honoring Bernice “Sandy” Couch and presented her with a copy of the resolution.

INTERVIEW

Frederick B. Akers was interviewed by the Board regarding his appointment to the Atlantic County Utilities Authority for a term to expire on May 1, 2013.

ORDINANCE NO. 4
FIRST READING
REVISING SPEED LIMITS ALONG DUERER STREET (CR 561)

Freeholder Schroeder moved and Freeholder Giordano seconded a motion to introduce on first reading Ordinance No. 4 of 2011 revising speed limits along Duerer Street (CR 561) in the City of Egg Harbor City and the Townships of Mullica and Galloway.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 38
2011 COUNTY BUDGET
FINAL READING
TABLED

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Giordano seconded a motion to adopt on final reading Resolution No. 38 the 2011 County Budget.

 

Chairman Formica opened the meeting to the public for input at 4:39 p.m.

Creed Pogue (169 Cumberland Avenue in Estell Manor) questioned the anticipated revenues (e.g. County Surrogate).  Requested the County budget be included on the County’s website.  Budget is currently

There were no further comments. Chairman Formica closed the public portion at 4:59 p.m.

Freeholder McDevitt moved and Freeholder Giordano seconded a motion to table Resolution No. 38.

The motion to table Resolution No. 38 was adopted by the following roll call:
AYES: Bertino, Dase, Giordano, McDevitt, Schroeder and Sutton.  NAYS:  Garrett and Formica.  ABSTENTIONS:  None.  ABSENT:  Cooper.

RESOLUTION NO. 38A
ADOPTING TAX LEVY CAP TO BE APPLIED TO 2011 COUNTY BUDGET
TABLED

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Giordano seconded a motion to adopt a resolution adopting tax levy cap to be applied to the 2011 County Budget.

Chairman Formica opened the meeting to the public at 5 p.m.  There were no comments.  Chairman Formica closed the public portion at 5 p.m.

Freeholder McDevitt moved and Freeholder Schroeder seconded a motion to table Resolution No. 38A.

The motion to table Resolution No. 38 A was adopted by the following roll call:  AYES:  Bertino, Dase, Giordano, McDevitt, Schroeder and Sutton.  NAYS:  Garrett and Formica.  ABSTENTIONS: None.  ABSENT:  Cooper.

RESOLUTION NO. 39
ATLANTIC COUNTY PUBLIC HEALTH AGENCY 2011                                                         BUDGET NOTICE - FINAL READING - TABLED

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Sutton seconded a motion                 to adopt on final reading the 2011 Atlantic County Public Health Agency Budget Notice.

Chairman Formica opened the meeting to the public at 5:02 p.m.  There were no comments.  Chairman Formica closed the public portion at 5:02 p.m.

Freeholder McDevitt moved and Freeholder Giordano seconded a motion to table Resolution No. 39.

The motion to table Resolution No. 39 was adopted by the following roll call:  AYES:  Bertino, Dase, Giordano, McDevitt, Schroeder and Sutton.  NAYS:  Garrett and Formica.  ABSTENTIONS: None.  ABSENT:  Cooper.

RESOLUTION NO. 40
ATLANTIC COUNTY LIBRARY 2011 BUDGET -
FINAL READING -
TABLED

Freeholder Dase moved and Freeholder McDevitt seconded a motion to adopt on final reading the 2011 Annual County Library Budget.

Chairman Formica opened the meeting to the public at 5:03 p.m.  There were no comments.  Chairman Formica closed the public portion at 5:03 p.m.

Freeholder McDevitt moved and Freeholder Giordano seconded a motion to table Resolution No. 40.

The motion to table Resolution No. 40 was adopted by the following roll call:  AYES:  Bertino, Dase, Giordano, McDevitt, Schroeder and Sutton.  NAYS:  Garrett and Formica.  ABSTENTIONS: None.  ABSENT:  Cooper.

RESOLUTION NO. 41
EXCEEDING THE COUNTY BUDGET APPROPRIATION LIMITS AND TO ESTABLISH A 2011 CAP BANK -
FINAL READING -
TABLED

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Sutton seconded a motion to adopt on final reading a resolution to exceed the County Budget appropriation limits and to establish a 2011 cap bank (N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.14).

Chairman Formica opened the meeting to the public at 5:06 p.m.  There were no comments.  Chairman Formica closed the public portion at 5:06 p.m.

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Schroeder seconded a motion to table Resolution No. 41.

The motion to table Resolution No. 41 was adopted by the following roll call:  AYES:  Bertino, Dase, Giordano, McDevitt, Schroeder and Sutton.  NAYS:  Garrett and Formica.  ABSTENTIONS: None.  ABSENT:  Cooper.

RESOLUTION NO. 70
AGREEMENT FOR BOND COUNSEL
INVALID

The 2011 County Budget was not adopted and resulted in Resolution No. 70 being invalid.

RESOLUTION NO. 71
AGREEMENTS FOR RESPITE CARE PROGRAM, PASP PROGRAM AND DIVISION OF WELFARE SERVICES
INVALID

The 2011 County Budget was not adopted and resulted in Resolution No. 71 being invalid.

RESOLUTION NO. 72
RENEWAL AGREEMENT FOR THE R.S.V.P. PROGRAM AND THE FOSTER GRANDPARENTS PROGRAM
INVALID

The 2011 County Budget was not adopted and resulted in Resolution No. 72 being invalid.

RESOLUTION NO. 73
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT FOR A SENIOR CITIZEN MEDICAL CLINIC
INVALID

The 2011 County Budget was not adopted and resulted in Resolution No. 73 being invalid.

RESOLUTION NO. 74
RENEWAL SUB-GRANT AGREEMENTS FOR AREA PLAN GRANT PROGRAM SERVICES
INVALID

The 2011 County Budget was not adopted and resulted in Resolution No. 74 being invalid.

RESOLUTION NO. 75
COMPETITIVE CONTRACT FOR SERVICES FOR THE HOMELESS
INVALID

The 2011 County Budget was not adopted and resulted in Resolution No. 75 being invalid.

RESOLUTION NO. 76
RENEWAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT FOR INDEPENDENT EXTERNAL AUDIT SERVICES
INVALID

The 2011 County Budget was not adopted and resulted in Resolution No. 76 being invalid.

RESOLUTION NO. 77
AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 603 (11/9/10) REGARDING AN AMENDATORY AGREEMENT FOR THE PROVISION OF PROJECT MANAGEMENT SERVICES FOR A DEMOLITION PROJECT

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Garrett seconded a motion to amend Resolution No. 603 adopted on November 9, 2010 regarding an amendatory agreement with the Atlantic County Improvement Authority for the provision of project management services for a demolition project.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 78
BID CONTRACTS FOR JANITORIAL/CUSTODIAL SUPPLIES

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Bertino seconded a motion to award bid contracts to various vendors for janitorial/custodial supplies for an amount not to exceed $308,311.47 for all contracts.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 79
CHANGE ORDER FOR A TWO YEAR BUILDING SYSTEM - AUTOMATIC TEMPERATURE CONTROL (ATC)

The 2011 County Budget was not adopted and resulted in Resolution No. 79 being invalid.

RESOLUTION NO. 80
AMENDING RESOLUTION
NO. 33 (1/12/10) REGARDING DISABILITY PROGRAM NAVIGATOR FUNDS

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Sutton seconded a motion to amend Resolution No. 33 adopted on January 12, 2010 regarding Disability Program Navigator funds from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development - $40,213.00 (Additional Funding); $110,338.00 (Total Amendatory Amount).

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

RESOLUTION NO. 81
AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 424 (7/27/10) REGARDING TANF SUMMER YOUTH WORKS FUNDS

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Garrett seconded a motion to amend Resolution No. 424 adopted on July 27, 2010 regarding TANF Summer Youth Works Funds from the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development - $1,148,613.00 (Decreased Amount) - $87,387.00 (Total Amendatory Amount).

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

RESOLUTION NO. 82
GRANT APPLICATION FOR A VICTIM ASSISTANCE GRANT

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Schroeder seconded a motion to apply for a Victim Assistance Grant from the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, Office of Victim Witness Advocacy - $304,282.00 (Total Funding); $76,071.00 (County In-Kind Match).

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

RESOLUTION NO. 83
SUPPLEMENTAL VICTIM ASSISTANCE GRANT APPLICATION

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Bertino seconded a motion to apply for a supplemental Victim Assistance Grant from the New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice, Office of Victim Witness Advocacy - $95,756.00 (Total Funding).
The above-mentioned motion was adopted by the following roll call:  AYES:  Bertino, Dase, Garrett, Giordano, McDevitt, Schroeder, Sutton and Formica.  NAYS:  None.   ABSTENTIONS: None.  ABSENT:  Cooper.

RESOLUTION NO. 84
GRANT APPLICATION FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICES

Freeholder Schroeder moved and Freeholder Giordano seconded a motion to submit E-Rate Applications to the Schools and Library Corporation for telecommunications services - $196,720.46 (Approximate Funding).

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

RESOLUTION NO. 85
AUTHORIZING COMPETITIVE CONTRACTING FOR THE PROVISION OF SUBSTANCE ABUSE SERVICES

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Schroeder seconded a motion to authorize competitive contracting for the provision of substance abuse services for inmates of the Atlantic County Justice Facility pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-4.1-4.5.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 86
PURCHASE OF ROAD, FENCE AND UTILITY EASEMENTS
INVALID

The 2011 County Budget was not adopted and resulted in Resolution No. 86 being invalid.

MOTION TO COMBINE AND ADOPT RESOLUTIONS NO. 87 AND 88

Freeholder McDevitt moved and Freeholder Sutton seconded a motion to combine and adopt Resolutions No. 87 and 88 appointments.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 87
APPOINTMENT TO L.A.C.A.D.A.

Appointment of Freeholder Alisa Cooper to serve on the Local Advisory Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse for a term to expire on December 31, 2011.

RESOLUTION NO. 88
APPOINTMENTS TO THE MENTAL HEALTH ADVISORY BOARD

Appointment of Kathleen L. Lengel and Victor DeSanti to the Atlantic County Mental Health Advisory Board for terms to expire on June 30, 2014.

RESOLUTION NO. 89
APPOINTMENT TO THE ACUA

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Schroeder seconded a motion to appoint Frederick B. Akers to the Atlantic County Utilities Authority (ACUA) for a term to expire on May 1, 2013.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 90
ACKNOWLEDGING AND HONORING BERNICE “SANDY” COUCH

Freeholder Garrett moved and Freeholder Schroeder seconded a motion to adopt a resolution acknowledging and honoring Bernice “Sandy” Couch (Sponsors:  Freeholder James Schroeder and Freeholder Charles Garrett).

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

REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD

Freeholder Giordano reported on the 911 Central Dispatch Committee’s tour in Burlington County.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

There was no unfinished business.

NEW BUSINESS

Freeholder Charles Garrett questioned if the Ccorrection officer’s appeal was settled in the County’s favor.

Chairman Frank D. Formica commented on the resolution regarding the 2011 County budget.

WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

There was no written communications for the period of February 9, 2011 to February 22, 2011.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Chairman Formica opened the meeting to the public at 5:39 p.m.

Creed Pogue (169 Cumberland Avenue, Estell Manor) stated that Estell Manor requested the Freeholders to urge the Board of Taxation to give Estell Manor a tax break.

Fred Akers stated that Gloucester County received a grant to conduct their  reevaluations by County not by municipality.

There were no further comments.  Chairman Formica closed the public portion at 5:47 p.m.

GOOD OF THE ORDER

There were no comments regarding the Good of the Order.

ADJOURNMENT

Chairman Formica entertained a motion to adjourn the Freeholder meeting.  Freeholder Garrett moved and Freeholder Schroeder seconded a motion to adjourn the Freeholder meeting.  The motion was unanimously passed.  The meeting was adjourned at 6 p.m.

            Submitted by,

 

                                                                        Sonya G. Harris
                                                                        Clerk to the Board