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FH Meeting Minutes - 2013-08-28

FH Meeting Minutes - 2013-08-28

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A regular meeting of The Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County ofMorris, State of New Jersey, was held on August 28, 2013, in the FreeholderPublic Meeting Room, Administration & Records Building, Court Street,Morristown, New Jersey. The meeting began at 8:00 p.m.Clerk of the Board Diane M. Ketchum announced that adequate notice ofthis regular meeting held the 28
day of August, 2013 has been providedthrough resolution adopted by this Board at its Regular Meeting held at theAdministration and Records Building on February 27, 2013, 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,John Krickus, Hank Lyon, David Scapicchio, andDirector Thomas Mastrangelo(7)ALSO PRESENT:County Administrator John Bonanni, Assistant CountyAdministrator Mary Jo Buchanan, County CounselDan O’Mullan and Clerk of the Board Diane M. Ketchum
County Counsel Dan O’Mullan opened the meeting with a prayer and asalute to the flag.--
Freeholder Regular Meeting and Work Session Minutes from July 24, 2013and All Meeting Minutes from August 14, 2013.On motion by Freeholder Cabana and seconded by Freeholder Cesaro, themeeting minutes were approved. (Freeholders Grossi and Krickus abstained forJuly 24, 2013 meeting minutes because of absence.)--
 1.The Milton First Aid Squad in Jefferson Township is asking permissionto use Berkshire Valley Road at the intersection of Ridge Road for aCoin Toss on Saturday, August 31 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to help raisefunds for a generator.2.The Township of Harding Police Department is asking permission to closea section of Village Road County Route No. 646, on September 28 from7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. in order to hold the New Vernon FireDepartment’s annual auction.Request from the Road Inspection Supervisor for the following road openingpermits:3.13-15 – William Iellimo/B and B Custom Home Builder, to open223 Changebridge Road in Montville for new curbing.4.13-16 – HMR Properties, LLC to open Boonton Avenue in Kinnelon for roadwidening and driveways.On motion by Freeholder Krickus and seconded by Freeholder Lyon, thebanners and road opening requests were approved.--
(1)Director Mastrangelo stated: “We will now consider for final adoptionthe ordinance entitled ‘CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT FUND ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING$171,940.00 FOR THE REPLACEMENT OF OFFICE FURNITURE (PHASE II) IN THEPROSECUTOR’S OFFICE.’”
Clerk Ketchum read the following ordinance:BE IT ORDAINED BY THE BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS OF THE COUNTY OFMORRIS, NEW JERSEY AS FOLLOWS:Section 1.The purposes described in Section 2 of this CapitalImprovement Fund Ordinance are hereby authorized to be made by the County ofMorris, New Jersey. There is hereby appropriated from the CapitalImprovement Fund the sum of $171,940 for the hereinafter designated purposes.Section 2.The purposes authorized herein are for the replacement ofoffice furniture (Phase II) in the Prosecutor’s Office.Section 3.It is the opinion of this Board of Chosen Freeholders thatthe appropriation from the Capital Improvement Fund and the use of theappropriation for said purposes are in the best interest of the County ofMorris.Section 4.This Capital Improvement Fund Ordinance shall take effectupon final passage in publication in accordance with the law.Director Mastrangelo stated: “The Public Hearing is now open.” Therewere no public comments, and the Director declared the Public Hearing closed.Freeholder Grossi moved that the ordinance under consideration beadopted on the second and final reading. Freeholder Cabana seconded themotion.The Clerk called and recorded the following vote:YES: Freeholders Cabana, Grossi, Lyon, Scapicchio andDirector Mastrangelo (5)ABSTAIN:Freeholder Cesaro (1)NO:Freeholder Krickus (1)Freeholder Grossi moved that the Clerk be authorized to publish theOrdinance in summary form and notification of its passage in the localnewspaper in accordance with the law. Freeholder Cabana seconded the motion,which passed with five YES votes.--(2)Director Mastrangelo stated: “We will now consider for final adoptionthe ordinance entitled ‘BOND ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY OF MORRIS, NEW JERSEY,APPROPRIATING $201,000 AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $191,000 BONDS ORNOTES OF THE COUNTY FOR THE ACQUISITION OF COMPUTER EQUIPMENT AND INFORMATIONTECHNOLOGY FOR THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS, BY AND FOR THE COUNTY OF MORRIS, NEWJERSEY.’”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.The improvements described in Section 3 of this bondordinance are hereby respectively authorized as improvements to be made oracquired by the County of Morris, New Jersey (the “County”). For the saidimprovements or purposes stated in said Section 3, there is herebyappropriated the sum of $201,000, said sum being inclusive of allappropriations heretofore made therefor and including the sum of $10,000 asthe down payment for said improvements or purposes required by law or moreparticularly described in said Section 3 and now available therefore byvirtue of provision in the previously adopted budget or budgets of the Countyfor down payments or for capital improvement purposes.Section 2.For the financing of said improvements or purposes and tomeet the part of said $201,000 appropriation not provided for by applicationhereunder of said down payment, negotiable bonds of the County are herebyauthorized to be issued in the principal amount of $191,000 pursuant to theLocal Bond Law of New Jersey. In anticipation of the issuance of said bondsand to temporarily finance said improvements or purposes, negotiable notes ofthe County in the principal amount not exceeding $191,000 are hereby
authorized to be issued pursuant to and within the limitations prescribed bysaid Law.Section 3.(a)The improvements hereby authorized and the purposesfor the financing of which said obligations are to be issued are for theacquisition of information technology systems, hardware, and software,including, but not limited to, a scanner and computer system for countingabsentee ballots and associated software, including all work, materials andequipment necessary therefor and incidental thereto (all as shown on and inaccordance with the plans and specifications therefor on file in the officeof the Clerk of the Board of Chosen Freeholders and hereby approved).(b)The estimated maximum amount of bonds or notes to be issued forsaid purposes is $191,000.(c)The estimated cost of said purposes is $201,000 which amountrepresents the initial appropriation made by the County. The excess of theappropriation of $201,000 over the estimated maximum amount of bonds or notesto be issued therefor being the amount of said $10,000 down payment for saidpurposes.Section 4.The following matters are hereby determined, declared,recited and stated:(a)The said purposes described in Section 3 of this bond ordinanceare not current expenses and are each a property or improvement which theCounty may lawfully acquire or make as general improvements, and no part ofthe cost thereof has been or shall be specially benefited thereby.(b)The period of usefulness of said purposes within the limitationsof said Local Bond Law and according to the reasonable life thereof computedfrom the date of said bonds authorized by this bond ordinance, is 7 years.(c)The supplemental debt statement required by said Law has beenduly made and filed in the office of the Clerk of the Board of ChosenFreeholders and a complete executed duplicate thereof has been filed in theoffice of the Director of the Division of Local Government Services in theDepartment of Community Affairs in the State of New Jersey (the “Division”),and such statement shows that the gross debt of the County as defined in saidLaw is increased by the authorization of the bonds and notes provided for inthis bond ordinance by $191,000, and the said obligations authorized by thisbond ordinance will be within all debt limitations prescribed by said Law.(d)An aggregate amount not exceeding $1,000 for interest on saidobligations, costs of issuing said obligations, engineering costs and otheritems of expense listed in and permitted under Section 40A:2-20 of said Lawis included in the estimated cost of said improvements.Section 5.Any funds from time to time received by the County ascontributions-in-aid of financing the improvements or purposes described inSection 3 of this ordinance shall be used for financing said improvements orpurposes by application thereof either to direct payment of the cost of saidimprovements or purposes, or to payment or reduction of the authorization ofthe obligations of the County authorized therefor by this bond ordinance.Any such funds so received may, and all such funds so received which are notrequired for direct payment of the cost of said improvements or purposesshall, be held and applied by the County as funds applicable only to thepayment of obligations of the County authorized by this bond ordinance.Section 6.The full faith and credit of the County are hereby pledgedto the punctual payment of the principal of and interest on the saidobligations authorized by this bond ordinance. Said obligations shall bedirect, unlimited obligations of the County, and the County shall beobligated to levy ad valorem taxes upon on all of the taxable property withinthe County for the payment of said obligations and interest thereon withoutlimitation of rate or amount.Section 7.The capital budget of the County of Morris is herebyamended to conform with the provisions of this ordinance to the extent of anyinconsistency herewith. The resolution in the form promulgated by the LocalFinance Board showing full detail of the amended capital budget and capitalprogram as approved by the Director of the Division of Local GovernmentServices is on file with the Clerk of the Board of Chosen Freeholders of theCounty of Morris and is available there for public inspection.

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