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FH Meeting Minutes - 2013-07-24

FH Meeting Minutes - 2013-07-24

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BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS - July 24, 2013
BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS - July 24, 2013

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BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS – JULY 24, 2013
A regular meeting of The Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County ofMorris, State of New Jersey, was held on July 24, 2013, in the Township ofWashington, 43 Schooley’s Mountain Road, Long Valley, New Jersey. Themeeting began at 7:40 p.m.Clerk of the Board Diane M. Ketchum announced that adequate notice ofthis regular meeting held the 24
th
day of July, 2013 has been provided throughelectronic mailing of said notice on July 16, 2013 to the Star Ledger, theDaily 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.
ROLLCALL 
PRESENT:Freeholders Douglas Cabana, John Cesaro, Hank Lyon,David Scapicchio and Director Thomas Mastrangelo (5)ABSENT:Freeholders Ann Grossi and John Krickus (2)ALSO PRESENT:County Administrator John Bonanni, Assistant CountyAdministrator Mary Jo Buchanan, County CounselDan O’Mullan, Assistant County Counsel Randy Bush andClerk of the Board Diane M. Ketchum
PRAYER AND FLAGSALUTE 
County Counsel Dan O’Mullan opened the meeting with a prayer and asalute to the flag.--
RESOLUTION OF APPRECIATION
Township of Washington Mayor and Committee--
PRESENTATION OF PLAQUES TO:
Middle Valley Community Center(stabilization funding for the Community Center)Washington Township Land Trust of Morris County(Obadiah LaTourette Grist & Saw Mill restoration funding)Have in Part Been Funded by the Morris County Board of Chosen FreeholdersThrough the Morris County Historic Preservation Trust Fund--
 MINUTES FOR APPROVAL
Freeholder Regular Meeting from June 26, 2013 and Executive SessionMinutes from July 10, 2013On motion by Freeholder Lyon and seconded by Freeholder Cesaro, theminutes were approved. (Freeholder Scapicchio abstained on Executive SessionMinutes for July 10, 2013 since he was absent.)--
COMMUNICATIONS
1.The Mountain View School in Mendham Borough is asking permission tohang a banner across County Route 510 in Mendham Township fromSeptember 9 through September 23 to promote the 8
th
Grade FundraiserFair.2.The Long Hill Chamber of Commerce is asking permission to hang a banneracross Valley Road, County Route 512 from September 9 to September 23to advertise the annual Street Fair taking place on September 22.On motion by Freeholder Cabana and seconded by Freeholder Scapicchio,the requests were approved.--
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BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS – JULY 24, 2013
ORDINANCESFIRST READING/INTRODUCTION
(1)Director Mastrangelo stated: “We will now consider the introduction bytitle an ordinance.”Freeholder Cabana stated: “I would like to introduce by title anordinance entitled, ‘BOND ORDINANCE OF THE COUNTY OF MORRIS, NEW JERSEY,APPROPRIATING $2,500,000 AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $2,500,000 BONDS ORNOTES OF THE COUNTY FOR VARIOUS RENOVATIONS AND IMPROVEMENTS TO BUILDINGS ANDFACILITIES AT THE COUNTY COLLEGE OF MORRIS, BY AND FOR THE COUNTY OF MORRIS,NEW JERSEY.’”Freeholder Cesaro stated: “I second the motion.”The Clerk called and recorded the following vote:YES: Freeholders Cabana, Cesaro, Lyon, Scapicchio andDirector Mastrangelo (5)ABSENT: Freeholders Grossi and Krickus (2)Freeholder Cabana moved that the Clerk be authorized to publish theOrdinance in summary form in the local newspaper together with the notice ofpublic hearing and consideration of final passage of this Ordinance whichwill take place at the Freeholder meeting to be held in the Township ofMontville Municipal Building, 195 Changebridge Road, Montville, New Jersey,on August 14, 2013 at 8:00 p.m.Freeholder Cesaro stated: “I second the motion,” which passed withfive YES votes.--
ORDINANCESSECOND READING/ADOPTION
(1)Director Mastrangelo stated: “We will now consider for final adoptionthe ordinance entitled ‘CAPITAL SURPLUS ORDINANCE APPROPRIATING $76,000 FORTHE PURCHASE OF A MAPS VEHICLE IN THE DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES.’”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 Capital SurplusOrdinance are hereby authorized to be made by the County of Morris, NewJersey. There is hereby appropriated from the Capital Surplus Fund the sumof $76,000 for the hereinafter designated purposes.Section 2.The purposes authorized herein are for the purchase of aMAPS vehicle to provide transportation to Morris County seniors and personswith disabilities under the purview of the Division of Aging, Disabilitiesand Veterans in the Department of Human Services.Section 3.It is the opinion of this Board of Chosen Freeholders thatthe appropriation from the Capital Surplus Fund and the use of theappropriation for said purposes are in the best interest of the County ofMorris.Section 4.This Capital Surplus Ordinance shall take effect upon finalpassage 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 Cabana moved that the ordinance under consideration beadopted on the second and final reading. Freeholder Cesaro seconded themotion.The Clerk called and recorded the following vote:YES: Freeholders Cabana, Cesaro, Lyon, Scapicchio andDirector Mastrangelo (5)
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BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS – JULY 24, 2013
ABSENT: Freeholders Grossi and Krickus (2)Freeholder Cabana 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 Cesaro 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 $148,000 AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $140,000 BONDS ORNOTES OF THE COUNTY PURCHASE OF A ONE CALL/ONE CLICK SYSTEM FOR PARATRANSITVEHICLES AND A REPLACEMENT NUTRITION VEHICLE/RADIO SYSTEM FOR THE DIVISION OFAGING, DISABILITIES AND VETERANS, 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 $148,000, said sum being inclusive of allappropriations heretofore made therefor and including the sum of $8,000 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 $148,000 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 $140,000 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 $140,000 are herebyauthorized 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 thepurchase of mobile data computers and other equipment for a One Call/OneClick system for paratransit vehicles and the purchase of a replacementnutrition vehicle/radio system for the Division of Aging, Disabilities andVeterans in the Department of Human Services, including all work andmaterials 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 $140,000.(c)The estimated cost of said purposes is $148,000 which amountrepresents the initial appropriation made by the County. The excess of theappropriation of $148,000 over the estimated maximum amount of bonds or notesto be issued therefor being the amount of said $8,000 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 5 years.
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