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FH Work Session Meeting Minutes - 2013-09-11

FH Work Session Meeting Minutes - 2013-09-11

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September 11, 2013
Adequate notice of this meeting held the 11
day of September has been provided throughresolution adopted by this Board at a meeting held at the Administration and Records Building onFebruary 27, 2013 through electronic mailing of said resolution to the Star Ledger, the DailyRecord and the Record, through posting on the County website, and by filing a copy of same withthe Morris County Clerk and the Clerk of this Board.
ROLL CALL:Director
MastrangeloDeputy Director ScapicchioFreeholder CabanaFreeholder CesaroFreeholder GrossiFreeholder KrickusFreeholder Lyon12
Anniversary of September 11, 2001
Moment of Silence in RemembranceOf Those Lost
SALUTE TO THE FLAG4:30 p.m.PROCLAMATION:Accepted By:Legal Services of Northwest JerseyDiane K. Smith, Executive Director, LegalServices of Northwest JerseyDavid M. Saltzman, Esq., Staff AttorneyPROGRAM:Morris County Restructuring Freeholder Budget SubcommitteePresentationADMINISTRATORS REPORTCLERK/DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTSCOUNTY COUNSELS REPORTREVIEW RESOLUTIONSFREEHOLDERS’ REPORTS ____________________________________________________________________________ _ CORRESPONDENCE:
 DISCUSSION:Road Opening Permits:
 CLOSED SESSION: Identify TopicPERSONNELFinance Dept. Personnel MattersAPPOINTMENTSTwo for Educational Incentive CommitteeOne for the County College of Morris Trustee Search CommitteeCONTRACT NEGOTIATIONSSolar ContractsMorris View ContractsPURCHASE, LEASE OR ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY PENDING OR Property Acquisition - Columbia Turnpike (Road Improvements)Property Acquisitions - Sussex Turnpike Improvement Acquisition of Lots 6 & 7,Block 101, Randolph Township.ANTICIPATED LITIGATIONMATTERS FALLING WITHIN THE ATTORNEY CLIENT PRIVILEGE
Additional information about any resolution or ordinance that appears on theagendacan 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 wascalled to order by Director Mastrangelo at 4:33 p.m. on September 11, 2013 in the Knox ConferenceRoom, Administration and Records Building, Court Street, Morristown, New Jersey.Deputy Clerk of the Board Susan Allard read the open public meeting announcement as to thescheduling resolution and the publication of notice as required by law.
Freeholders In Attendance
:Director MastrangeloFreeholder CabanaFreeholder CesaroFreeholder Grossi
Freeholders Absent:
Staff Present
Assistant Administrator BuchananClerk of the Board KetchumDeputy Clerk of the Board AllardCounty Counsel O’MullanAssistant County Counsel Bush
Others Present
:The meeting was open to the public and pressFreeholder KrickusFreeholder LyonFreeholder ScapicchioDirector BurdDirector DiGiralomoDirector HammondDirector LearyDirector PintoDirector RoeCIO TugmanPublic Information Officer GarifoDigital & Social Media Manager Spencer 
Moment of Silence in Remembrance of September 11, 2001Legal Services of Morris County
Director Mastrangelo presented a proclamationto Ms. Smith in appreciation for all the hardwork this organization does for its clients.Ms. Smith thanked the Freeholders for their support. The legal aid program was created in1960. The County has always been a supporter of Legal Services of Morris County.
Budget Subcommittee
Freeholder Lyon commented that the BudgetSubcommittee has been working hard over thesummer planning for 2014.There have been major shifts of how the Countyoperates. He reviewed the new Librarystructuring. There will be an overall savings for 2014 of $447,873 due to some retirements andrestructuring of positions from full-time to part-time to save on health benefit and retirementcosts. This will be an ongoing savings.The Dept. of Planning and Public Works is amerger of two departments. They will achieveefficiencies in operations and two full-timesalaries will be eliminated. CommunityDevelopment will now become a part of HumanServices and the GIS department will become part of the Office of Information Technology.Morris View – There is an overall savings of $1.3 million in salaries and benefits. Theylooked at staffing levels and tied each shiftdirectly to the census in each unit. Theyhave eliminated two part-time positionsin administration, two part-time nursing positions, and for CNAs, three full-timeand eight part-time. Restructuring wasneeded to take into consideration the projected reductions in Medicare andMedicaid reimbursement.For Employee Resources, there has beena savings of $110,000; the Adjuster’s by$50,000 and Telephone Services,$50,239.Summary – These changes made willshow a savings for the County in 2014 of $2.2 million. He thanked the staff involved for their restructuring efforts.Freeholder Krickus noted in the pastreduction came from outsourcing andthere were still expenses involved, butwith this $2.2 million reduction we arereducing the full dollar amount.
Assistant Administrator Buchananthanked all involved with theSeptember 11
remembrance service.She reminded the Board of the Veterans’Medal Ceremony this evening at7:00 p.m.She advised the Board of the followingupcoming meetings:
The Facilities Committee will meet onMonday, September 16
from 3-5 p.m. tocontinue their meetings with submitters.
The Insurance Commission will meetfollowing the facilities meeting on Monday,September 16
at 5:00 p.m.
The Morris View Advisory Committeeis having a special Tuesday eveningmeeting on September 17
at 6:00 p.m. tomeet with John Donnadio from NJAC.
The League of Municipalities will meeton Wednesday, September 18
at 5:30 p.m.at the Lake Hopatcong Yacht Club.
The Governor will be visiting CCM onThursday, September 19
at 10:00 am for their dedication (Music TechnologyBuilding addition)
The IT Governance Committee is set tomeet on Monday, September 23
at11:00 a.m.
This month she and Mr. Bonanni willattend the Advanced CountyAdministrators’ Program at Rutgerssponsored by NJAC.
The meeting with Camden County will take place on September 30. We will need to prepare a legal notice for this meeting.
His department has reviewed thirty-fiveresolutions for tonight’s meeting. There are noordinances scheduled although there is a publichearing for the amendment to the Solid WastePlan to permit County Concrete to include aClass B operation at its existing plant inRoxbury Twp. They would be involved inrecycling concrete products which has become agrowing demand. Truck traffic is expected toincrease by four trucks per day. They haveMUA, SWAC and municipal approval of the plan amendment.
He reported that this morning OEM met withCCM and the Sheriff’s Office to discussemergency planning at the college facility as part of our emergency shelter program and alsoto discuss linking the facility with theemergency operations center to provide a directsituational awareness during potential eventsthat may occur at the campus.Towns continue to utilize our Everbridgeemergency notification system. RoxburyTownship has used the system over twenty-fivetimes related to the landfill alert to residents.Health Management provided public healthnursing coverage to Washington Township.The epidemiologist has been involved with theWest Nile virus and a recent mumps outbreak.
He reported on the following:
The paving of Green Pond Road inRockaway Township is complete.
The contractor has begun work onthe Boulevard in Pequannock.Ridgedale Avenue in Florham Park is also underway.
The paving of West Hanover Avenuein Randolph will begin next week.
He reported that Morris County, alongwith Gloucester County, has had oneresident pass away from complicationsrelated to the West Nile Virus. TheMorris County resident was a senior with other medical issues. He noted thatthe virus does not get passed from one person to another; it only affects those people who have been bitten by aninfected mosquito.The Commission has been activelytreating the adult mosquito population.So far 335 mosquito pools have beentested with 33 positive tests for the virus;compared to 72 positive last year.September is a peak time for mosquitoes.Director Mastrangelo would likeMr. McMorland to give the Board anupdate at the next work session.
She reported that the Morris CountyEconomic Development Corporation ishosting the next Mayor’s CouncilMeeting on Wednesday, September 18
 from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Chamber Offices. Tom Mallaney, First VicePresident of CBRE, will discuss theMorris County industrial market andGene Feyl and Margaret Nordstrom will present an update on the HighlandsCouncil’s programs.She attended the Morris CountyChamber of Commerce Business GrowthForum today. They gave some positivestatistics concerning the outlook withour office building community. MorrisCounty has fared well in comparison toother counties in the state. Most of theoffice parks in Morris County were builtin the 1980s. The new concept is to re-develop these office complexes with better energy efficiencies and make themself contained with banks, restaurantsand stores. This would create interest inthe area by both office workers and arearesidents.Freeholder Cesaro and she will meetwith staff for the second time onThursday, September 19
to consider thePreservation Trust Fund tax for 2014.She attended the last MUA Boardmeeting where the Preservation Trust

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