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FH Workshop Meeting Minutes - 2012-12-12

FH Workshop Meeting Minutes - 2012-12-12

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BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS - December 12, 2012
BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS - December 12, 2012

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BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERSMORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
December 12, 2012
ANNOUNCEMENT:
Adequate notice of this meeting held the 12
th
day of December has been provided throughresolution adopted by this Board at a meeting held at the Administration and Records Building onJanuary 6, 2012 through the mailing of said resolution to the Star Ledger, the Daily Record and theRecord, through posting on the County website, and by filing a copy of same with the MorrisCounty Clerk and the Clerk of this Board.
 
ROLL CALL: Director
 
ChegwiddenDeputy Director CabanaFreeholder CesaroFreeholder GrossiFreeholder LyonFreeholder MastrangeloFreeholder MurphySALUTE TO THE FLAG9:30 a.m.Resolution HonoringThe Honorable David B. Rand, J.S.C., P.J.On His RetirementProclamationHuman Trafficking Awareness Day, January 11, 2013Accepting:Robert Bianchi, Morris County ProsecutorDetective Keisha Higgs, Morris County Prosecutor's OfficeIngrid Johnson and Sue Rosenthal of the NJ Human Trafficking CoalitionPROGRAM:Morris County’s New Construction & Anthony Soriano, Supervising Planner,Residential Sales Report Morris County Dept. of Planning & DevelopmentADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT CLERK/DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS COUNTY COUNSEL’S REPORT REVIEW RESOLUTIONSFREEHOLDERS’ REPORTSCORRESPONDENCE:
None
DISCUSSION: ROAD OPENING PERMITS:
None
 CLOSED SESSION: Identify TopicPERSONNELLabor NegotiationsCommunication CenterPersonnelReplacement Personnel Req’sPromotional Personnel Req’sAPPOINTMENTSCONTRACT NEGOTIATIONSContractual MattersInsurance Fund Commission Consulting ServiceGrant In Aid ContractsAuditing ContractsCommunication Center 2013 ContractsLease – St. Clare’s HospitalPURCHASE, LEASE OR ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY PENDING ORANTICIPATED LITIGATIONMATTERS FALLING WITHIN THE ATTORNEY CLIENT PRIVILEGEAppeal of Hanover and Horsehill Development LLC pursuant to NJSA 40:27-6.9
 
FREEHOLDER WORK SESSION MEETING – DECEMBER 12, 2012-
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Additional information about any resolution or ordinance that appears on the agendacan be obtained by calling the office of the Morris County Counsel at 973-829-8060.
_____________________________________________________________________________________The public informal work session of the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Morris was calledto order by Director Chegwidden at 9:35 a.m. on December 12, 2012 in the Knox Conference Room,5
th
Floor, Administration and Records Building, Court Street, Morristown, New Jersey.Deputy Clerk of the Board Susan Allard read the open public meeting announcement as to the schedulingresolution and the publication of notice as required by law.
Freeholders In Attendance
:Director ChegwiddenFreeholder CabanaFreeholder CesaroFreeholder Grossi
Freeholders Absent:
None
Staff Present
Administrator BonanniAssistant Administrator BuchananClerk of the Board KetchumDeputy Clerk of the Board AllardCounty Counsel Dan O’MullanAssistant County Counsel Bush
Others Present
:The meeting was open to the public and press.Freeholder LyonFreeholder MastrangeloFreeholder Murphy (arrived 9:45 a.m.)Director BurdDirector DiGiralomoDirector HammondDirector LearyDirector PintoCounty Treasurer RoePublic Information Officer Garifo
Honoring David Rand
Freeholder Cabana presented a resolution to JudgeRand on his retirement. He has dedicated himself to serving the residents and courts of MorrisCounty. Those who appeared before him weretreated fairly and impartially. He is a credit to thebench.Judge Rand conveyed his appreciation to the Boardfor the resolution. The Board has always beenextremely supportive of the court system. Peopleexpress everyday the quality of our facilities, theway the courts are run as well as the welcomingattitude from the vicinage.
Proclamation of January 11 – HumanTrafficking Awareness Day
Director Chegwidden presented the proclamationto the Coalition. So far eighteen towns have issuedproclamations with another ten towns pending. Itwas noted that human trafficking is the fastestgrowing criminal enterprise in the world today.The Coalition will be in Trenton on January 11 andinvited the Board to join them. They thanked theFreeholders for their support.Freeholder Murphy joined the meeting at 9:45 a.m.
New Construction & ResidentialSales Report
Mr. Soriano prepared this report at therequest of the Planning Board. The studyaddresses the period from 2003 – 2010.Housing is a critical component of overalleconomic development. New residentscontribute to the local workforce andgenerate local demand for goods andservicesThey reviewed over 5,000 individual homerecords. Unlike housing informationreported by the census, this reflects actualsales and is the most precise informationavailable. It focuses on first time sales of newly constructed housing units.From 2003 – 2010, 5,481 new units of housing sold in Morris County. In 2003,1,023 new units sold with 402 new unitssold in 2010. The decline began before thehousing bust of 2006 – 2007. Newconstruction homes sales continued theirdecline in 2011.Parsippany, Riverdale and Mt. Oliveshowed the most new housing constructionsales during the study period. The report
 
FREEHOLDER CONFERENCE MEETING – DECEMBER 12, 2012
- 3 -details new home sales trends for single-familydetached, single family attached (townhouses) andmulti-family (three or more in a single structure)homes.Trends/Issues:
 
Residential subdivisions are declining.Roughly 6.7% county lands areresidentially zoned, undeveloped, anddevelopable.
 
Regulations – Thirty-nine percent of theCounty is in the Highlands Preservationarea. About one hundred sixty-ninethousand acres of county land have beensubmitted for conformance to theHighlands Regional Master Plan.
 
Household composition is changing.Traditional family households aredeclining, non-family and one personhouseholds are increasing.
 
The 65+ population will continue to grow.
 
Shifting market demand and economicuncertainty is contributing to increaseddemand for rental units.
 
Other factors influencing housing demand:Higher unemployment: Countyunemployment rate was 2.6% in 2000.County unemployment rate in June 2011was 7.8%.Future employment – half of the top 20occupations for job growth projected to2018 will be in the retail/personal servicesand related lower paying jobs. The medianhousehold income for 2010 is $91,500,about half the recommended incomenecessary to buy the median priced newsingle-family detached home constructed in2010.The baby boomers are retiring. As theymove out of the market, the next familiesneed to step up and absorb housing. Thereare about ten million fewer personsnationwide in the next generation,“Generation X,” born-between 1966 –1980, to absorb current housing. Thefollowing generation, “Generation Y,”has the population necessary to absorbexisting housing, but is currently faced withhigh college debt, high unemployment andmay be starting families later in life.Future State housing policies (COAH) arestill unknown.Conclusion:There is less land to subdivide fortraditional single family detached homes.There will likely be a greater variety inhousing types of new home constructedmoving forward.A continuation of these trends will bringnew challenges and opportunities.The report can be viewed atmorrisplanning.org.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
The Administrator advised the FreeholderBoard of the following that:
 
The Judiciary has thanked theCounty for all of its help during therecent storms.
 
The Law Enforcement Study withPolice Executive Research Forumshould be completed in earlyJanuary.
 
The Morris County ImprovementAuthority meeting will be onWednesday, 12/19 at 6 p.m. andthat an orientation will be providedfor new Freeholders on thatevening.
 
The Morris County ImprovementAuthority will host informational/ update meetings for schools andtowns on 1/16/13. The schools willbe invited to the County Library at8:30 a.m. and the towns will beinvited to the AdministrationBuilding at 6 p.m.
 
A meeting with Urban Partners,KSK Architects who were retainedby the State to study theredevelopment of the KirkbrideBuilding at Greystone has takenplace. The architects were referredto Parsippany to discuss zoningissues as well as neighboringmunicipalities to discuss theirconcept.
 
The Employee Service Awards willbe tomorrow.
 
Resolution Nos. 21 and 22 representlabor agreement settlements.Assistant Administrator’s ReportMs. Buchanan discussed the followingitems:
 
The REVISED capital budgetprocess (flow chart distributed tothe Board) was presented, discussedand reviewed with the Board.
 
The CIO search process andcandidate summary was alsodiscussed, including time lines for

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