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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
January 17, 2012

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 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 Frank D. 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 Giordano followed by the Flag Salute led by Chairman Formica.

ROLL CALL

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

MINUTES OF MEETINGS
JANUARY 3, 2012

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Bertino seconded a motion to adopt and dispense with the reading of the January 3, 2012, minutes.

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

PRESENTATION

Project Safe Neighborhood-Lowering Homicides Program by Frank M. Gilliam, Atlantic City Councilman.

ORDINANCE NO.  1
FINAL READING
AMENDING PROVISIONS OF THE ATLANTIC COUNTY CODE TO DELETE THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER AFFAIRS

Freeholder Marino moved and Freeholder Dase seconded a motion to adopt on final reading Ordinance No. 1-2012 amending provisions of the Atlantic County Code to delete the Division of Consumer Affairs and to designate the Atlantic County Office of Weights and Measures as an Office within the Atlantic County Department of Law reportable to the County Counsel and/or his/her designee.

Chairman Formica opened the meeting to the public at 4:30 P.M.  There being no comments, Chairman Formica closed the public portion at 4:30 P.M.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 32
PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT TO PERFORM HISTORIC BOOK CONSERVATION

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Bertino seconded a motion authorizing a contract with American Freeze Dry to perform historic book conservation for the Atlantic County Clerk and Sheriff Offices from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2012, for an amount not to exceed $191,490.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 33
AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 209 (5/3/11) TO ESTABLISH A POOL OF PROVIDERS FOR ON THE JOB TRAINING SERVICES

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Sutton seconded a motion to amend Resolution No. 209, adopted on May 3, 2011, establishing a pool of providers for On-The-Job Training (OJT) Services to add several employers, at no additional cost to the County.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 34
AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 559 (11/15/11) AUTHORIZING AN EMERGENCY CONTRACT WITH THE TOWN OF HAMMONTON FOR DRAINAGE PIPE REPAIR ON CENTRAL

Freeholder Marino moved and Freeholder Garrett seconded a motion to amend Resolution No. 559, adopted November 15, 2011, authorizing an emergency contract with the Town of Hammonton for drainage pipe repair on Central Avenue and authorize an additional cost of $250.00 for additional grout work to repair the crushed sanitary sewer, for a total amount not to exceed $17,250.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 35
AMENDING RESOLUTION NO. 318 (6/15/10) AND NO. 410 (7/27/10) TO REALLOCATE GRANT FUNDS FOR INMATE EMPLOYMENT COUNSELING SERVICES

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Bertino seconded a motion to amend Resolution No. 318, adopted June 15, 2010, and No. 410, adopted July 27, 2010, to reallocate grant funds to Career Opportunity Development, Inc., for inmate employment counseling services and award an additional $13,090.00, for a total amount from the 2011 unexpended balance not to exceed $87,811.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 36
RENEWAL COMPETITIVE CONTRACT AGREEMENTS FOR A GUN VIOLENCE REDUCTION PROGRAM, COMMUNITY TREATMENT FOR ADOLESCENT SEX OFFENDERS AND THE HEDS CASE MANAGEMENT PROGRAM

Freeholder Garrett moved and Freeholder Giordano seconded a motion to renew competitive contract agreements with Family Services Association and Atlantic Prevention Resources for the provision of a gun violence reduction program, community treatment for adolescent sex offenders and the HEDS Case Management Program, from January 1, 2012 until December 31, 2012, for a total amount not to exceed $140,373.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 37
REPEALING THE PAY-TO-PLAY LANGUAGE IN RESOLUTION NO. 640 (12/13/11) REGARDING A CONTRACT WITH ARAWAK PAVING CO., INC., FOR RESURFACING OF POMONA ROAD, SECTION 4A THROUGH 4C, IN HAMILTON AND GALLOWAY TOWNSHIPS

Freeholder Bertino moved and Freeholder Sutton seconded a motion repealing the pay-to-play language in Resolution No. 640, adopted December 13, 2011, regarding a contract with Arawak Paving Co., Inc., for resurfacing of Pomona Road, Section 4A through 4C, in Hamilton and Galloway Townships, and continued authorization of a contract with Arawak Paving Co., for a total sum not to exceed $475,063.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 38
BID CONTRACT FOR DISPLAY ADVERTISING

Freeholder Bertino moved and Freeholder Sutton seconded a motion to authorize a bid contract with South jersey Publishing Company to provide display advertising for the term commencing January 1, 2012 through December 31, 2013, for a total sum not to exceed $54,000.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 39
APPLICATION TO THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION FOR GREEN ACRES ENABLING FUNDING

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Garrett seconded a motion authorizing an application to the New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection for Green Acres Enabling Funding for assistance in the acquisition and development of lands for outdoor recreation and conservation purposes, for funding of $900,000.00, with County matching funds of $900,000.00, and a total amendatory amount of $7,500,000.00.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 40
ACCEPTANCE OF DEEDS/EASEMENTS FROM VARIOUS GRANTORS IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE ATLANTIC COUNTY PLANNING STANDARDS.

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Risley seconded a motion to accept Deeds/Easements from various grantors in accordance with the Official County Map Right-of-Way Standards and the Land Development Standard.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 41
REAPPOINTMENT TO THE ATLANTIC COUNTY LIBRARY COMMISSION

Freeholder Marino moved and Freeholder Garrett seconded a motion to reappoint Susan M. Sless to the Atlantic County Library Commission, for a term to expire on January 1, 2015.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 42
REAPPOINTMENT TO THE ATLANTIC CAPE COMMUNITY COLLEGE BOARD OF TRUSTEES

Freeholder Garrett moved and Freeholder Bertino seconded a motion to reappoint Eric Reynolds and Maria Ivette Torres to the Atlantic Cape Community College Board of Trustees for a term to expire on November 1, 2015.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 43
APPOINTMENT TO THE ATLANTIC COUNTY YOUTH SERVICES COMMISSION

Freeholder Sutton moved and Freeholder Bertino seconded a motion to appoint Nina Stolzenberg, PH.D., to the Atlantic County Youth Services Commission for a term to expire on October 1, 2014.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 44
APPOINTMENT TO THE ATLANTIC/CAPE MAY WORKFORCE INVESTMENT BOARD (WIB)

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Sutton seconded a motion to appoint Michael Greco to the Atlantic/Cape May Workforce Investment Board (WIB) for an unexpired term to expire on June 30, 2013.

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

MOTION TO ADD RESOLUTION NO. 45 TO AGENDA

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Garrett seconded a motion to add Resolution to the agenda.

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

RESOLUTION NO. 45
MULTI-VENDOR AGREEMENTS FOR WELFARE SERVICES

Freeholder Giordano moved and Freeholder Sutton seconded a motion to enter into agreements with Liberty Healthcare Services, Caring Inc., Bayada Nurses and Shore Help, LLC, d/b/a Home Helpers for various services for the elderly and their caregivers for an amount not to exceed $40,000.00.

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

REPORTS OF SPECIAL COMMITTEES OF THE BOARD

Freeholder Marino reported on the Facilities Committee Meeting regarding the renovation and construction two-part project for the Animal Shelter.

UNFINISHED BUSINESS

There was no unfinished business.

NEW BUSINESS

Freeholder Risley asked how to propose a name to serve on the Solid Waste Advisory Council.

WRITTEN COMMUNICATIONS AND PETITIONS

Written communications were received by this office for the period of January 11 through January 17, 2012.

PUBLIC COMMENTS

Chairman Formica opened the meeting to the public at 4:59 P.M

Marc Ginsburg of Linwood addressed the Board regarding the criteria of vocational programs at the Atlantic County Institute of Technology.

Greg Knight of Brigantine addressed the Board regarding a sculpture he plans to erect in Brigantine that will be located on County property.

There being no further comments, Chairman Formica closed the public portion at 5:16 P.M. 

GOOD OF THE ORDER

A moment of silence was held in memory of the father of Linwood Mayor Richard DePamphilis.

ADJOURNMENT

Chairman Formica entertained a motion to adjourn the meeting.  Freeholder Marino moved and Freeholder Giordano seconded a motion to adjourn the Freeholder meeting.  The motion was unanimously passed.  The meeting was adjourned at 5:17 P.M.

 

 

                                                                       Submitted by,

 

                                                                        Sonya G. Harris
                                                                        Clerk to the Board