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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
June 14, 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., Eastern Daylight Savings 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 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 Dase 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
MAY 17, 2011

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Giordano seconded a motion to adopt and dispense with the reading of the May 17, 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. 

PRESENTATION

Doug Bacher, Managing Director of NW Financial Group, LLC gave a presentation regarding financing solar energy.

ORDINANCE NO. 10-2011
FIRST READING - REVISING THE ATLANTIC COUNTY CODE PARKS SECTION TO PERMIT ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES AT SPECIAL EVENTS HELD IN COUNTY PARKS

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Bertino seconded a motion to introduce on first reading Ordinance No. 10-2011 revising the Atlantic County Code Parks section to permit special events involving alcoholic beverages within County Parks subject to specific conditions.

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. 

ORDINANCE NO. 11-2011
FIRST READING 
VACATING AND ABANDONING A PRE-EXISTING SIGHT TRIANGLE EASEMENT IN THE CITY OF NORTHFIELD

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion to introduce on first reading Ordinance No. 11-2011 to vacate and abandon a pre-existing sight triangle easement across part of Lot 53.01 in Block 16.01, at 376 Tilton Road in the City of Northfield.

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. 299
AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 157 (3/30/10) REGARDING A CONTRACT FOR DESIGN SERVICES FOR THE ESTELL MANOR PARK

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Bertino seconded a motion to amend Resolution No. 157 adopted on March 30, 2010 regarding a professional services contract with Dixon Associates to provide design services for Estell Manor Park extending the term of the contract to March 31, 2012 at no additional cost.

 

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. 300
RENEWAL COMPETITIVE CONTRACT FOR MEDICAL, DENTAL AND MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES FOR INMATES AT THE ATLANTIC COUNTY JUSTICE FACILITY

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Giordano seconded a motion to award a renewal competitive contract to CFG Health Systems, LLC to provide medical, dental and mental health services to inmates of the Atlantic County Justice Facility for an amount not to exceed $4,056,670.86.

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. 301
SUPPLEMENTING RESOLUTION NO. 209 (5/3/11) REGARDING SUPPLEMENTAL AGREEMENTS FOR ON THE JOB TRAINING SERVICES

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Sutton seconded a motion to supplement Resolution No. 209 adopted on May 3, 2011 and authorizing supplemental agreements for on-the-job training services to add the Pleasantville Housing Authority and C.A. McCann & Sons Realtors to the pool of providers at no additional cost.

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. 302
INTERGOVERNMENTAL SERVICES AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE JOB READINESS SKILLS AND A SERVSAFE SANITATION TRAINING PROGRAM

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Bertino seconded a motion to enter into an inter-local services agreement with Atlantic Cape Community College to provide job readiness skills and a ServSafe Sanitation Training Program for an amount not to exceed $12,000.00.

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. 303
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT FOR ENVIRONMENTAL CONSULTANT SERVICES FOR VARIOUS ACQUISITION PROJECTS

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Sutton seconded a motion to award a professional services agreement to various consultants for environmental consulting services for various acquisition projects for an amount not to exceed $160,000.00 for all consultants.

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. 304
EUS CONTRACT FOR SPECIALIZED TRAINING FOR FIRST RESPONDERS

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Giordano seconded a motion to award an EUS contract to Fire Training Associates for specialized training for first responders for an amount not to exceed $82,975.00.

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. 305
INTERGOVERNMENTAL SERVICES AGREEMENT TO PROVIDE SERVICES FOR THE IMPROVEMENT, MAINTENANCE AND AESTHETICS OF GASKILL PARK

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion to enter into an intergovernmental services agreement with the Township of Hamilton for the provision of maintenance of landscape, irrigation and signage at Gaskill Park at no cost to the County.

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. 306
CERTIFICATION OF THE ANNUAL AUDIT

Freeholder Schroeder moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion to adopt a resolution regarding the Governing Body Certification of the Annual Audit.
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. 307
PROFESSIONAL SERVICVES CONTRACT FOR ENGINEERING DESIGN SERVICES FOR REPLACEMENT OF THE MAPLE RUN BRIDGE

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Schroeder seconded a motion to award a professional services contract to Remington Vernick and Walberg Engineers for the provision of engineering design services for replacement of the Maple Run Bridge, Mill Road over Maple Run in Egg Harbor Township and the City of Northfield for an amount not to exceed $72,400.00.

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. 308
BID CONTRACT FOR FURNISHING AND DELIVERING GASOLINE AND DIESEL FUEL

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Sutton seconded a motion to award a bid contract to Majestic Oil Co., Inc. for furnishing and delivering gasoline and diesel fuel for an amount not to exceed $4,531,350.00 (Three-year period) for Category No. 1 and for an amount not to exceed $3,686,160.00 for Category No. 2 (Three-year period).

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. 309
BID CONTRACT FOR FURNISHING AND DELIVERING NO. 2 HEATING FUEL

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion to award a bid contract to Petroleum Traders Corporation for furnishing and delivering No. 2 heating fuel to participating members of the Atlantic County Cooperative for an amount not to exceed $70,150.50 (Three-year period).

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. 310
BID CONTRACT FOR FIRE AND MILL ROAD SIGNAL IMPROVEMENTS

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion to award a bid contract to Diehl Electric Co, Inc. for Fire and Mill Road Signal Improvements for an amount not to exceed $246.756.44.

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. 311
CHANGE ORDER NO. 1 FOR CONTRACT FOR SIGNALIZATION OF THE ATLANTIC CITY AIRPORT CIRCLE, TILTON ROAD AND DELILAH ROAD

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Dase seconded a motion to award Change Order No. 1 to contract with Richard Pierson Construction for signalization of the Atlantic City Airport Circle, Tilton Road and Delilah Road - $440,474.91 (Net Increase), $4,599,479.86 (Amendatory Contract Amount).

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. 312
AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 204 (4/12/11) REGARDING NEW JERSEY YOUTH CORPS FUNDS

Freeholder Garrett moved and Freeholder Cooper seconded a motion to amend Resolution No. 204 adopted on April 12, 2011 regarding New Jersey Youth Corps Funds from the New Jersey Department of Labor for funding in the amount of $407,751.00.

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. 313
AGREEMENTS REGARDING VEHICLES UNDER THE FEDERAL TRANSIT ACT SECTION 5310 PROGRAM

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Bertino seconded a motion to enter into agreements with New Jersey Transit Corporation regarding vehicles under the Federal Transit Act Section 5310 Program.

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 NO. 314 AND 315

Freeholder Cooper moved and Freeholder Giordano seconded a motion to combine and adopt Resolutions No. 314 and 315, 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. 314
CHAPTER 159

Insertion into the budget funds from the State of New Jersey, Department of Transportation under the caption of County Aid Program FY11 in the sum of $3,164,000.00.

RESOLUTION NO. 315
CHAPTER 159

Insertion into the budget funds from the State of New Jersey, Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness under the caption of NJ Data Exchange 11-12 in the sum of $150,000.00.

MOTION TO COMBINE AND ADOPT RESOLUTIONS NO. 316 AND 317

Freeholder Cooper moved and Freeholder Bertino seconded a motion to combine and adopt Resolutions No. 316 and 317, Reappointments.

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. 316
REAPPOINTMENTS TO PLANNING ADVISORY BOARD

Reappointment of Joseph D’Abundo and Joseph Maher to the Atlantic County Planning Advisory Board for mandated terms to expire on May 1, 2014.

 

 RESOLUTION NO. 317
REAPPOINTMENT TO PLANNING ADVISORY BOARD

Reappointment of William Pauls to the Atlantic County Planning Advisory Board for a term to expire on May 1, 2014.

 

*RESOLUTION NO. 297 - WITHDRAWN ON 5/31/11 -
OPPOSING SENATE BILL NO. 747

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Giordano seconded a motion to adopt a resolution opposing Senate Bill No. 747 and supporting re-introduction of the Safe Highways and Infrastructure Preservation Act (Sponsor:   Chairman Formica).

*Not in Numerical Order

 

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 June 1, 2011 to June 14, 2011.

 

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Chairman Formica opened the meeting to the public at 4:50 p.m.

 

Tracy Harvey (wife of Correction Officer Harvey) spoke regarding the settlement on behalf of the Corrections Officers.  She distributed documentation including the recent awards, newspaper articles, etc. (See Enclosed).

George Hebert, President of FOP stated that the FOP has been working without a contract for 4 ½ years.  PERC made a final decision.  The contract expired in 2010.  Another appeal would delay the contract for approximately one more year.

Myron Plotkin, Labor Relations Consultant for FOP Lodge 34 spoke on behalf of FOP Lodge 34.

Sheriff Frank Balles commented on the step program.

Andrew Freto doesn’t know how you stop the steps.

Freeholder Garrett stated another appeal prolong the process.

Cliff Sudley (Sheriff Officer/Galloway Township resident) spoke about the  2% cap.

Rick Andrea, Assistant County Counsel stated that there are three different opinions regarding the shift differential.

Freeholder Schroeder thanked everyone for attending the meeting and stated he sent a written response to the letter County Executive Levinson forwarded to each freeholder.  This will be very difficult to overturn.

Freeholder McDevitt posed several questions to union representatives.

Freeholder Dase stated the FOP was entitled to their contract but the shift differential has an impact on the Count y.

Freeholder Garrett stated that we el;ude to saving the taxpayers money and who are the correction officers but taxpayers,

Brad Ferguson (Correction Officer) spoke in favor of moving forward with the contract.

Bryan Rosco stated he brought to the attention of County Executive Levinson a child molestation case involving a member of the Atlantic County Veterans Advisory Board (See Enclosed) and to date, no action had been taken.

Freeholder Cooper thanked Correction Officers for the job they do.

Agistino Bonstrio asked individual Freeholders there opinior regarding the contract.

Michael Paterson (Correction officer) stated the FOP was given an award and questioned when were they to receive it.

Chris Roder (Correction Officer) commented he is one of ten officers that is being foreclosed.

There were no further comments.  Chairman Formica closed the public portion at 5:59 p.m.

GOOD OF THE ORDER

There were no comments regarding Good of the Order.

 

 

ADJOURNMENT

 

 

Chairman Formica entertained a motion to adjourn the Freeholder meeting.  Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Giordano seconded a motion to adjourn the Freeholder meeting.  The motion was unanimously passed.  The meeting was adjourned at 6:05 p.m.

            Submitted by,

 

                                                                        Sonya G. Harris
                                                                        Clerk to the Board