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FH Workshop Meeting Minutes - 2012-12-27

FH Workshop Meeting Minutes - 2012-12-27

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BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS - December 27, 2012
BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS - December 27, 2012

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BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERSMORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
December 27, 2012
ANNOUNCEMENT:
Adequate notice of this meeting held the 27
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.PROGRAM:MCMUA Presentation Glenn Schweizer, Executive Director,MC Municipal Utilities AuthorityMorris County Flood Mitigation ProgramJennifer McCulloch, Flood Mitigation ProgramUpdate Coordinator, MC Dept. of Planning &DevelopmentADMINISTRATORS REPORTCLERK/DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTSCOUNTY COUNSELS REPORTREVIEW RESOLUTIONSFREEHOLDERS’ REPORTSCORRESPONDENCE:
 None
DISCUSSION: ROAD OPENING PERMITS:
 None
CLOSED SESSION: Identify TopicPERSONNELPersonnel RequisitionsAPPOINTMENTSOne Appointment to the Heritage CommissionCONTRACT NEGOTIATIONSContractual Matters:Insurance Litigation Manager ServicesAuditing ServicesAppointments/Contracts- status of 12/14/12 RFPsPURCHASE, LEASE OR ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY PENDING OR ANTICIPATED LITIGATIONMATTERS FALLING WITHIN THE ATTORNEY CLIENT PRIVILEGEAppeal of Hanover and Horsehill Development LLC pursuant to NJSA 40:27-6.9
*
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 27, 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:
Freeholder Lyon
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 MastrangeloFreeholder MurphyDirector BurdDirector DiGiralomoPlanning Board Director MarionDirector PintoCounty Treasurer RoeAssistant Director VitzPublic Information Officer Garifo
 ______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 
MUA Presentation
Mr. Schweizer made a presentation to Freeholder Murphy honoring him for his creative use of recycled products when he renovated his summer home. This award was planned to be given at theannual Recycling Awards dinner in November, butdue to the hurricane, the dinner had to becancelled.
Flood Mitigation Program Update
Ms. McCulloch reviewed facts and figures aboutthe program. This addresses those residentstrapped in a cycle of flooding. She heard manystories from residents having to deal with the stormwaters, some situations so bad, it caused thevictims to have recurring nightmares. This program moves people out of harm’s way. New Jersey is ranked No. 2 behind Louisiana insevere repetitive flood loss. From 1955 – 1991,there were 9 floods in NJ. From 1992 – 2009 therewere 14 and from 2010 to 2012 there have been 7floods.Flood mitigation has the best cost to benefit ratio,each dollar spent returns five dollars in municipalcost savings.The Freeholder Board started a program to returnthe flood zone areas to open space by usingfunding received through the Open Space/HistoricPreservation Trust Fund Program. The timeframeoccurred as follows:
August 2011— Hurricane Irene
Sept. through December 2011 anexploratory committee worked on thedetails.
March 14, 2011 – flood mitigationcommittee created.Ms. McCulloch reviewed the floodmitigation program process.There are two funding track programs:MATCH and CORE. MATCH providesmatch funding for FEMA or NJDEP BlueAcres projects already underway, usually25% or less. CORE is designed to catchhomes which have fallen through theFEMA/Blue Acres funding nets and provides up to 75% of the acquisition cost.A 25% match is required from a local, stateor federal funding source or homeowner’sdonation of value.To access the dollars towns need to developa long term flood acquisition plan.The Freeholder Board takes the action for the acquisitions. November 28,2012 gaveinala pproval on eleven properties in Denville Twp: 5 in theCORE program, and 6 in the MATCH program.Five of the properties thatreceived final approval have closed.The Flood Mitigation Program has received10ProjectAreaapplications for 79 homes, in6 towns.
 
MATCH program:62projects underway; CORE  program:15 projects underwayand 2applications  pending preliminary approval at this meeting.ThreeFloodAcquisitionPlans (FLAPs) have been developed for Pequannock, Riverdale and theTown of Boonton.Thanks to the Freeholder Board, particularlyFreeholders Feyl and Grossi, for their leadershipand insight to set up the flood mitigation program.
ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT
Mr. Bonanni thanked Freeholders Chegwidden andMurphy for their service to Morris County.He advised the Board of the following:
The Law Enforcement Study should becompleted in January.
The Improvement Authority will hostschools and towns for an orientation on January16
th
.
On January 10th we will be meeting withrepresentatives of DCA regarding the proposedChapter 78 Regulations.
On January 18th we will participate in theongoing NJAC meetings focused on Countyoperated Nursing homes.Assistant Administrator’s ReportMs. Buchanan reported that the FacilitiesCommittee will meet on January 9, 2013 at4:30 p.m. in Conference Room No. 547.
COUNTY COUNSEL’S REPORT
He reported that his department has reviewed 54resolutions for tonight. There are no ordinancesfor the agenda.The Freeholders expressed their appreciation toFreeholders Chegwidden and Murphy for their work and service to the residents of MorrisCounty.
FREEHOLDER MURPHY
There was nothing to report at this time.
FREEHOLDER CABANA
There was nothing to report at this time.
FREEHOLDER MASTRANGELO
The CIO Search Committee will meet at 8 a.m. onJanuary 5 in the administrator’s conference roomto make decisions on the initial round of interviews. Thirty-six applications were received.
FREEHOLDER GROSSI
She reported that the 2013 grant round applicationforms of the Morris County Historic PreservationTrust Fund are now available online. Theapplication workshop will take place on January30
th
at the Cultural Center. Grant applications aredue March 29
th
.She attended the Construction Board of Appeals meeting last week where theyhonored member Bruce Alatary and specialcounsel Martin Barbato for their work onthe board.She gave a talk at the Bethel A.M. E.Church dedication ceremony. The HeritageCommission recognized the church with ahistorical marker. Bethel A.M.E. Churchwas the first Black religious institution inthe county. It was involved in theunderground railroad movement.
FREEHOLDER CESARO
The Transparency group met onDecember 17. The office of publicinformation gave a presentation on the proposed new County website. Thewebsite will answer questions people mayhave about Morris County government.Freeholder Grossi added that part of thegoal was to make it an educational tool tounderstand the budget process.
DEPARTMENT HEADS’ REPORTS
Ms. Marion reported that on December 11they held a public meeting at the PublicSafety Training Academy regarding theEast Hanover Corridor Study.Mr. Vitz reported that the St. Clare’sBehavioral Health unit moved into theCentral Avenue Complex last week.The traffic signal at Morris Street and ElmStreet/Lackawanna Place was completed onDecember 17.Mr. Pinto reported that the Bullying/Cyberbullying and Teenage DepressionForum will take place on January 7 at thePublic Safety Training Academy.Mr. DiGiralomo noted that the FloodBuyout Program not only takes residentsout of harm’s way, it also takes firstresponders out of harm’s way.
RESOLUTIONS
The Freeholder Board discussed andreviewed the resolutions.At 10:30 a.m. Mr. O’Mullan read thefollowing:WHEREAS, pursuant to P.L. 1975Ch. 231, the Open Public Meetings Act, theBoard may exclude the public to discussmatters as are provided under the Act; andWHEREAS, said Act provides that thisBoard exclude the public from thediscussion of such matters, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,that this Board hereby excludes the public

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