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 Mastrangelo at 4:35 p.m. on July 10, 2013 in the Knox Conference Room, 5
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 MastrangeloFreeholder CabanaFreeholder CesaroFreeholder Grossi
Administrator BonanniAssistant Administrator BuchananClerk of the Board KetchumDeputy Clerk of the Board AllardAssistant County Counsel Bush
:The meeting was open to the public and pressFreeholder KrickusFreeholder LyonFreeholder Scapicchio (left at 5:05 p.m.)Director BurdDirector DiGiralomoDirector HammondDirector LearyDirector PintoDirector RoeCIO TugmanDigital & Social Media Manager Spencer
Resolution HonoringJudge Deanne M. Wilson
Freeholder Director Mastrangelo presented aresolution to Judge Wilson on her retirement of more than sixteen years of distinguished serviceon the bench. Judge Weisenbeck noted that shehas been with the Chancery Division and hasexperienced a great increase in work due to theforeclosure market in the last few years. Thishas required a lot of creative thinking on her part. Judge Wilson said she started at theCounty in 1980 as a law clerk to Judge Pollack.She worked many late hours and remembersseeing both Freeholders Leanna Brown and PatMaynard working late as well.
Mr. Boudreau gave a second quarter MCEDCUpdate Report to the Freeholder Board.Business retention, expansion and attractioncontinue to be key priorities for MCEDC. Inearly 2013, MCEDC created an “ExpertServices Task Force” comprised of MCEDCmember companies to provide a higher level of professional services to companies looking torelocate to or grow within Morris County. The purpose of the Task Force has been to makeMorris County more competitive compared toeconomic development organizations around thecountry that have teams of full-time in-house professionals devoted to serving clients.MCEDC’s Task Force is a private sector version of this model and is comprisedof professionals such as real estate brokers, developers, contractors,architects, engineers, bankers, planners,attorneys and more.Currently Mr. Jones and Mr. Boudreauare working to retain a company with1,000+ employees in Morris County.This company’s lease is going to expireat the end of 2015 and they were lookingat five available sites some of which areout of Morris County. The companyhas now purchased a green field site inMorris County.It has been a major goal of MCEDC’s tosubstantially boost the membership basein 2013 to support the organizationfinancially as well as to grow thenetwork of partners who can assist witheconomic development in MorrisCounty. They held two very successfulinformation breakfasts back in Januaryand recently in May. The membershiprecruitment efforts have resulted in newcommitments from eighteen companiestotaling a net gain in membership of approximately $14,000.