FREEHOLDER CONFERENCE MEETING – SEPTEMBER 24, 2012
- 3 -and followed up with a call to their administrator.He announced that the following meetings andevents would take place:
Sept. 28th NJAC Meeting and CountyAdministrators Meeting
Sept 30th Fall Festival
Morris County EconomicDevelopment Luncheon – GovernorChristie will be the keynote speaker.
Six County Coalition -Waterloo NJTPA/NJDOTAdditionally, the Administrator deferred to Lawand Public Safety Director DiGiralomo whoadvised the Board the he, the Sheriff, and the Park Police Chief have recommended that PoliceExecutive Research Forum be awarded a contractto study moving the non-mandated services of theSheriff’s Office into the Park Police.He requested a modification to a section of thepublic portion of the Freeholder Board’s August22, 2012 regular meeting minutes concerningMr. Goldberg’s inquiry on a 90-unit affordablehousing project. It was also noted thatMr. Goldberg’s town of residence is MorrisTownship and not Madison as stated in theminutes. The Freeholder Board concurred tomake the changes in the minutes.Assistant Administrator’s ReportMs. Buchanan reported that the Facilities ReviewCommittee will meet this Wednesday at 4:30 p.m.She distributed the Capital Budget Process reportto the Freeholder Board. There are $30 million inrequests at present.Ms. Spencer, Ms. Klenetsky, Mr. Pinto and HumanServices personnel are to be commended for theirwork on creating the Human Services website.That website received the Pinnacle Award from theNational Association of Government Webmasters.The judging criteria includes content, design,accessibility for those with special needs andinteractivity, to name a few. The judge’scomments included kudos for the frequent updates,the clear content, the clear organization of thecontent and the responsiveness of the site. One judge even scored a 98 out of 100.Mr. Garifo reported that the Morris CountyFestival on the Green will take place this Sunday,September 30 from noon until 5 p.m. ManyMorris County departments and entities willparticipate.
COUNTY COUNSEL’S REPORT
His department has reviewed forty-one resolutions.There are three ordinances that will be on theagenda for this evening’s meeting:For introduction:
$185,000 capital surplus ordinancefor various County buildingimprovements
$400,000 capital reserve for a 9-1-1patriot radio system.For second reading:
$31,800,000 refunding bondordinance.
The McMATCH Food Drive hasconcluded. Over 24,000 lbs. of food havebeen received. On September 27 awardswill be given to those towns that collectedthe most. He is not able to make thepresentation on September 27 and askedwhether another Board member could stepin. Freeholder Grossi will volunteer.On October 16 at 6:30 p.m., HumanServices is hosting a Disabilities Forum.Since he is not available to be there,Freeholder Grossi will attend.
The OEM worked with the State to identifystate emergency shelters. These sheltersare in addition to the ones used by theCounty.He reported that Resolution No. 5 is for thepurchase of portable radios by the Dept. of Law & Public Safety.
The final draft of the IT Strategic Plan isbeing revised and completed and istentatively scheduled for presentation bythe IT Strategic Planning Team and theconsultant Mike Droe at theOctober 10th work session.The Morris County Library is once againdoing its Food for Fines driveNovember 1st to 18th. Library fines areforgiven in lieu of a donation of food forthe Interfaith Food Pantry.The Library is hosting an AssistiveListening Technology Loan TrainingProgram tomorrow, September 25thfrom 10:00 am to noon in the PublicMeeting Room. The session will trainlibrary staff on assistive listeningtechnology used by those living withhearing loss.Resolution No. 33 covers State contractpurchases, some of which are IT purchasesfrom Dell Marketing and Verizon.