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FH Minutes - 2012-07-11

FH Minutes - 2012-07-11

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A regular meeting of The Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County ofMorris, State of New Jersey, was held on July 11, 2012, in the FreeholderPublic Meeting Room, Administration & Records Building, Morristown, NewJersey. The meeting began at 7:30 p.m.Clerk of the Board Diane M. Ketchum announced that adequate notice ofthis regular meeting held the 11th day of July, 2012 has been providedthrough resolution adopted by this Board at its Regular Meeting held at theAdministration and Records Building on January 6, 2012, to the Star Ledger,the Daily Record, and the Record through posting on the County website and byfiling a copy of same with the Morris County Clerk and the Clerk of thisBoard.
PRESENT: Freeholders Douglas Cabana, John Cesaro, Ann Grossi, HankLyon, Thomas Mastrangelo, John Murphy and DirectorWilliam Chegwidden (7)ALSO PRESENT: County Counsel Dan O’Mullan, Assistant County Counsel Randy Bush,Administrator John Bonanni, Assistant County AdministratorMary Jo Buchanan and Clerk of the Board Diane M. Ketchum
County Counsel Dan O’Mullan opened the meeting with a prayer and asalute to the flag.
There were none.--
Confirming/ratifying the action of the Director to approve a request fromthe Lakeland Junior Track & Field League to close a portion of SussexTurnpike (Route 10 to Canfield Ave.) on Sunday, July 8 from 7:45 a.m. to11:00 a.m. for the annual triathion (bicycle race segment).2. Saint John’s Episcopal Church and the Jam-e-Masjid Islamic Center arerequesting permission to close a portion of Washington Street in theTown of Boonton on Sunday, October 7 from 8:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. fora 5K run fundraiser to raise awareness of domestic violence.3. The Township of Mendham is asking permission to hang a banner acrossCounty Route 510 from July 16 through August 16 to promote theTownship’s weekly Farmers Market.On motion by Freeholder Murphy and seconded by Freeholder Grossi,the requests were approved.--
Director Chegwidden stated: “We will now consider for finaladoption the ordinance entitled ‘BOND ORDINANCE AMENDING BOND ORDINANCENUMBER 955201 FINALLY ADOPTED FOR APRIL 26, 2010, BY THE COUNTY OF MORRIS,NEW JERSEY, IN ORDER TO PROVIDE FOR A CAHNGE AUTHORIZED BY SUCHORDINANCE.’”Clerk Ketchum read the following ordinance:BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS OF THE COUNTY OFMORRIS, NEW JERSEY (not less than two-thirds of all the members thereofaffirmatively concurring), AS FOLLOWS:Section 1. Bond Ordinance number 955201 of the County of Morris, NewJersey (the “County”), finally adopted April 26, 2010 entitled “BONDORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY OF MORRIS, NEW JERSEY, APPROPRIATING $376,000 AND
AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $357,000 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE COUNTY FOR VARIOUSIMPROVEMEnts TO THE MORRIS VIEW HEALTHCARE CENTER, BY AND FOR THE COUNTY OFMORRIS, NEW JERSEY” is hereby amended to read as follows:Section 2. Section 4 (d) of said Bond Ordinance number 955201 of theCounty, finally adopted April 26, 2010, is hereby amended to provide for anincrease of $10,000 in the amount of interest on the obligations authorizedby Bond Ordinance number 955201, costs of issuing said obligations,engineering costs and other items of expense listed in and permitted underSection 40A:2-20 of the Local Bond Law of New Jersey. Therefore, Section 4(d)of said bond ordinance number 955201 shall read in its entirety as follows:“An aggregate amount not exceeding $46,000 for interest on saidobligations, costs of issuing said obligations, engineering costs andother items of expense listed in and permitted under Section 40A:2-20of said Law is included in the estimated cost of said improvements.”Section 3. All other details of the bond ordinance referred to inSection 1 hereof shall remain the same.Section 4. This bond ordinance shall take effect twenty (20) daysafter the first publication thereof after final adoption, as provided by theLocal Bond Law.Director Chegwidden stated: “The Public Hearing is now open.” Therewere no public comments, and the Director declared the Public Hearingclosed.Freeholder Mastrangelo moved that the ordinance under considerationbe adopted on the second and final reading. Freeholder Grossi secondedthe motion.The Clerk called and recorded the following vote:YES: Freeholders Cabana, Cesaro, Grossi, Lyon, Mastrangelo, Murphy,and Director Chegwidden (7)Freeholder Mastrangelo moved that the Clerk be authorized topublish the Ordinance in summary form and notification of its passage inthe local newspaper in accordance with the law. Freeholder Grossiseconded the motion, which passed with seven YES votes.--
Mr. George Moken, Morris Township resident, questioned the Boardconcerning recording the Freeholder Meetings and having the entire budget on-line, as well as the actual resolutions before the minutes are approved.Director Chegwidden advised him that a Transparency Committee is in theprocess of being formed to discuss these matters.Mr. Moken would like the Freeholder Board to adopt resolutions whichwould oppose the minimum wage, shared services, as well as solar subsidybills (with copies to the legislators as well as the Governor). DirectorChegwidden said the Board will discuss what the County policy will beconcerning this matter at our next work session in 2 weeks since these arefederal issues.Mr. Moken also stated he is against Morris County joining the NorthJersey Sustainable Communities Consortium.Ms. Christine Dwyer of Morris Township felt that subsidizing solarpanels is wrong because she feels they are not ready for the market.Louis Schwarcz, CEO, of Mental Health Association of Morris County,thanked the Freeholder Board for their years of support.Mr. Schwarcz believes that the Mental Health Association’s services areessential and cost effective.Ms. Cheryl Ehrgott, Board Chair, Mental Health Association of MorrisCounty, thanked the Board for their support. She feels there is lesshospitalization due to the Mental Health Association.
Jeff Basche, Randolph Township resident, feels that in these times oftight budgets and in order to become more efficient, shared services makessense to reduce costs. It is a win-win for everyone.--Freeholder Murphy presented the following resolutions:(1)WHEREAS, the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Morris, byresolution #39 adopted June 23, 2010, awarded a contract to Yes Ventures, LLCd/b/a/ Yes Healthcare Staffing for provision of intermittent staffing need tothe Morris Healthcare Facility; and,WHEREAS, said company’s name has been changed from Yes Ventures LLCd/b/a Yes Healthcare Staffing to BaronHR Healthcare LLC, 4242 Ridge Lea Road,Suite 10, Amherst, NY 14226, Vendor Number 11400, in accordance with a noticereceived from Baron HR Healthcare LLC and confirmed by a memo from MorrisView Healthcare Center dated September 11, 2011, a copy of which Is on filein the Office of the Division of Purchasing and made a part hereof byreference.BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Director of Finance and CountyTreasurer is hereby authorized to issue an amended Certificate ofAvailability of Funds, #51737 reflecting the above name change.--(2)WHEREAS, a competitive contract was awarded on December 20, 2010 fortemporary nursing services at Morris View Healthcare Center; and,WHEREAS, it has been determined that it is necessary to increase saidcontract;NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Board of Chosen Freeholders ofthe County of Morris in the State of New Jersey that pursuant to Local PublicContract Regulations, contract modification as detailed in “Contract ChangeOrder Request” dated June 4, 2012 from Morris View Healthcare Center ishereby approved as follows:1. Vendor: BaronHR Healthcare LLC(formally YES Ventures LLC)4242 Ridge Lea Road, Suite 10Amherst, NY 142262. Item: Increase contract amount3. Increase in Cost $150,000.004. New Contract Total: $400,000.005. The necessary amended Certificate of Availability of Funds has beenprovided by the Treasurer and said amended Certificates indicates theavailability of funds is as listed in Account #01-201-27-350100-016 andsaid account shall be charged.--(3)WHEREAS, on July 27, 2011 a contract was awarded for fire alarmmaintenance at the jail; andWHEREAS, it has been determined that it is necessary to increase saidcontract to provide for an increase to cover hourly rate and parts fromunanticipated repairs;NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Chosen Freeholders ofthe County of Morris in the State of New Jersey that pursuant to Local PublicContracts Regulations, contract modification as detailed on “Contract ChangeOrder Request” No. 1-41176 is hereby approved as follows:1. Vendor: Fire and Security Technologies281 Potterstown RoadLebanon, New Jersey 08833

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