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FH Meeting Minutes - 2014-04-09

FH Meeting Minutes - 2014-04-09

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BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS - April 9, 2014
BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS - April 9, 2014

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BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS – APRIL 9, 2014
A regular meeting of The Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, was held on April 9, 2!", in the Freeholder #u$li% Meeting &oom, Administration ' &e%ords Building, Morristown, New Jersey( The meeting $egan at )* p(m( Cler+ of the Board iane M( -et%hum announ%ed that ade.uate noti%e of this regular meeting held the 9th day of April, 2!" has $een pro/ided through resolution adopted $y this Board at its &egular Meeting held at the Administration and &e%ords Building on January ", 2!", to the Star 0edger, the aily &e%ord, and the &e%ord through posting on the County we$site and $y filing a %opy of same with the Morris County Cler+ and the Cler+ of this Board(
ROLL CALL 
#&1S1NT* Freeholders ouglas Ca$ana, John Cesaro, -athy eFillippo, John -ri%+us, an+ 0yon, a/id S%api%%hio, and ire%tor Thomas Mastrangelo 3)4 A0S5 #&1S1NT* Administrator John Bonanni, Assistant County Administrator Mary Jo Bu%hanan, County Counsel an 56Mullan, Assistant County Counsel &andy Bush, and Cler+ of the Board iane M( -et%hum
PRAYER AND FLAG SALUTE 
County Counsel an 56Mullan opened the meeting with a prayer and a salute to the flag(77
PUBLIC HEARING: 7:00 p.m.Resoluto! A " C#le!$#% Ye#% &0'( To I!)%e#se t*e COLA Pe%)e!t#+e Up to ,.- Pe%)e!t #!$ to Est#ls* # C#p B#!/ .
ire%tor Mastrangelo stated, 8The Freeholder Board will now hold and %ondu%t a pu$li% hearing $efore %onsidering for final adoption the Calendar ear 2!" resolution to in%rease the C50A per%entage up to :(; per%ent and to esta$lish a CA# $an+(<Cler+ -et%hum read &esolution No( A*CA01NA& 1A& 2!"&1S50=T>5N T5 >NC&1AS1 T1 C50A #1&C1NTA?1 =# T5 :(; #1&C1NTAN T5 1STAB0>S A CA# BAN-3N(J(S(A( "A* "7";(!"4@1&1AS, the 0o%al ?o/ernment Cap 0aw, N(J(S( "A* "7";(! et se.(, pro/ides that in the preparation of its annual $udget, a %ounty shall limit any in%rease in said $udget to 2(; unless authoried $y resolution to in%rease it to :(; o/er the pre/ious year6s %ounty purpose ta, su$De%t to %ertain e%eptionsE and,@1&1AS
 N(J(S(A( "A* "7";(!;$ pro/ides that a %ounty may, when authoried $y resolution, appropriate the differen%e $etween the amount of its %ounty purpose ta and the :(; per%entage rate as an addition to its final %ounty purpose ta
 in either of the net two su%%eeding yearsE and,
@1&1AS, the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Morris finds it ad/isa$le and ne%essary to in%rease the C50A per%entage in its C 2!" $udget $y up to :(; o/er the pre/ious year6s %ounty purpose ta, and to $an+ the differen%e $etween its final ta le/y su$De%t to the CA# and :(; in the interest of promoting the health, safety and welfare of the %itiensE and,@1&1AS, the Board of Chosen Freeholders here$y determines that a :(; in%rease in the C50A for said year, amounting to ",9G:,!"9(:; in e%ess of the in%rease in %ounty purpose ta otherwise permitted $y the 0o%al ?o/ernment Cap 0aw, is ad/isa$le and ne%essaryE and,@1&1AS the Board of Chosen Freeholders here$y determines that any amount authoried hereina$o/e that is not appropriated as part of the final ta le/y shall $e retained as an addition to %ounty purpose ta in either of the net two su%%eeding years(
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BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS – APRIL 9, 2014
N5@ T1&1F5&1 B1 >T &1S50H1, $y the Board of Chosen Freeholders, in the County of Morris, a maDority of the full authoried mem$ership of this go/erning $ody affirmati/ely %on%urring, that, in the C 2!" $udget year, the final %ounty purpose ta of the County of Morris shall, in a%%ordan%e with this resolution and N(J(S(A( "A* "7";(!", $e in%reased $y :(;, amounting to ",9G:,!"9(:;, in%rease, and that the C 2!" %ounty $udget for the %ounty of Morris $e appro/ed and adopted in a%%ordan%e with this resolution, using 2!),I99,);;(;) as the 2!" ta le/y and, B1 >T F=&T1& &1S50H1
that any amount authoried hereina$o/e that is not appropriated as part of the final ta le/y shall $e retained as an addition to %ounty purpose ta in either of the net two su%%eeding yearsE and,B1 >T F=&T1& &1S50H1, that a %ertified %opy of this resolution as introdu%ed $e filed with the ire%tor of the i/ision of 0o%al ?o/ernment Ser/i%es within ; days of introdu%tionE and, $e pu$lished in the paper in a%%ordan%e with N(J(S(A( "A*"7";(!" on Mar%h :, 2!"E and,B1 >T F=&T1& &1S50H1 that a %ertified %opy of this resolution upon adoption, with the re%orded /ote in%luded thereon, $e filed with said ire%tor within ; days after su%h adoption( Noti%e is here$y gi/en that a hearing on this resolution was held in Morristown on April 9, 2!" at )* p(m( in the Freeholder #u$li% Meeting &oom on the ;
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 floor of the Administration and &e%ords Building(ire%tor Mastrangelo stated* 8The #u$li% earing is now open(< There were no pu$li% %omments, and the ire%tor de%lared the #u$li% earing %losed(ire%tor Mastrangelo stated, 8> will entertain a motion to adopt &esolution A whi%h in%reases the C50A #er%entage up to :(; #er%ent and to esta$lish a CA# Ban+(<Freeholder S%api%%hio mo/ed that the resolution under %onsideration $e adopted( Freeholder Cesaro se%onded the motion(The Cler+ %alled and re%orded the following /ote*1S*Freeholders Ca$ana, Cesaro, eFillippo, -ri%+us, 0yon, S%api%%hio, and ire%tor Mastrangelo3)477
PUBLIC HEARING: 7:0- p.m.Resoluto! B 1 &0'( 2o%%s Cou!t3 Bu$+et4T#5 Resoluto!
ire%tor Mastrangelo stated* 8The Freeholder Board will now hold and %ondu%t a pu$li% hearing $efore %onsidering for final adoption the 2!" Morris County Budget and Ta &esolution( The Cler+ read the following &esolution*&esol/ed that the 0o%al Budget of the County of Morris for Fis%al ear 2!: $e read $y title only inasmu%h as the %onditions ha/e $een met as set forth in N(J(S(A( "A*"7I, that a %ompleted %opy of the appro/ed $udget as ad/ertised was made a/aila$le for pu$li% inspe%tion in ea%h free pu$li% li$rary, in ea%h muni%ipality of the County, and in the free County 0i$rary or regional li$raries of the County and %opies of said $udget ha/e $een made a/aila$le to ea%h person re.uesting same, at least one wee+ prior thereto(ire%tor Mastrangelo stated* 8The #u$li% earing is now open(< The following pu$li% %omments were made*Joseph Hateira, Madison resident, said he was disappointed that the )
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 year in a row, the County has de%reased the open spa%e ta( e feels this is an important part of the $udget and hopes that in the future the Board %an in%rease the open spa%e ta(Bar$ara 1ames, ano/er Township, said she has an opinion that differs from the former spea+er( 0ast year6s open spa%e fund spent !(G million and there is
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still ;) million in the fund( Ms( 1ames as+ed how mu%h is unen%um$ered Ms( 0eary, ire%tor of #lanning and #u$li% @or+s said that ;) million is unen%um$ered(Constan%e Stroh, &andolph Township, said more open spa%e is needed to prote%t ground water and water supply( She is a /olunteer with the &o%+away &i/er @atershed Asso%iation( Ms( Stroh suggested a resolution to support Statewide open spa%e funding(
 
Ni%holas onya+, 0a+e iawatha resident, feels open spa%e is not a lot of money, $ut it is for the %ommon good( >t is $enefi%ial for the %hara%ter of the area( @ater prote%tion is needed( r( 0ynn Sie$ert, Morris Township resident, said she is appre%iati/e of the efforts made o/er the years %on%erning open spa%e( Morris County is a uni.ue pla%e to li/e( >t is good to ha/e the open spa%e fund in pla%e and +eep it a%ti/e and ali/e( 1%o7systems offer e%onomi% $enefits( #aul Menetta, &o%+away Township Coun%ilman, than+ed the Board for their pledge to the open spa%e trust fund( &o%+away Township was a$le to pro/ide prote%tion to the a.uifer( Mr( Menetta would li+e to see the open spa%e fund in a 8lo%+ $o(< e suggested that if you want to use funds for other purposes, go to referendum and put those monies into another fund(Joe Adamonte, Morris Township resident spo+e a$out &e/olutionary @ar 1n%ampment site along Burnham #ar+( This was the only unprote%ted site( Mr( Adamonte has done a lot of resear%h, and the #ar+ Commission was a$le to pur%hase one a%re of the !" a%res( Be%ause of the redu%tion of open spa%e funds, the#ar+ Commission is now una$le to a%.uire the remaining !" a%res( e would li+e the Board to re7%onsider the de%reasing of open spa%e(0aura Swa+, Mt( 5li/e Township resident, appre%iates maintaining of the open spa%e funds( She en%ourages the Board to support a sustaina$le funding sour%e at the State le/el(#atty Sly, Chester resident and a representati/e for Jersey Battered @omen6s Ser/i%es, supports the $udget as it %ontinues to pro/ide support for human ser/i%es( She than+ed the Board for sta$le funding that is pro/ided to family shelters( Sin%e 2I there has $een a drop of funds in donations and grants a/aila$le( Ms( Sly than+ed uman Ser/i%es for %oordinating the funding for = funds that $enefit the Jersey Battered @omen6s Ser/i%es(Bar$ara es+ins a/is, &andolph Township and 0and Conser/an%y of New Jersey said she supports the open spa%e and the Flood Mitigation #rogram( She en%ouraged the Freeholders to support open spa%e funding at the State le/el(Ni%holas #latt, Mayor of arding Township, supports the 5pen Spa%e Trust Fund( arding Township se%eded from ano/er Township 9 plus years ago forthe purpose of prote%ting its lands%ape( Mayor #latt also %ommented a$out the %ondition of the County roads from this winter with only 22 miles planned to $e repa/edKmilled( e en%ourages more money for more road pa/ing( e feels delaying repa/ing will not sa/e any money in the long run(1ri%a Hon Au+en, NJ ighlands Coalition in Boonton, feels that 5pen Spa%e Trust is important for the %riti%al water supply in the highlands region( She would li+e to see a resolution passed that would en%ourage the State(-athy Murphy, Mt( 5li/e resident, supports open spa%e and used Tur+ey Broo+ #ar+ as an eample that generates money( She urges the Board to %ontinue to preser/e three $uildings in the National &egister(Tom 0aureys, Coun%ilman in Net%ong Borough, is not opposed to open spa%e, $ut $est use of those dollars is important( e feels more thoughts should $e pla%ed into those ependitures( e feels that the County should not spend money on a poli%e merger study(Bo$ #ar+er, resident of Morristown, than+ed the Board for open spa%e and its support of human ser/i%es( &i%h &osenthal, #arsippany resident, will %ontinue to support the 5pen Spa%e Trust Fund( e feels our par+s are the pride of our %ounty(Samantha &othman, Morristown resident and #resident of 8?row it ?reen Morristown< than+ed the Freeholder Board for the Community ?arden( The %ommunity garden is a great gathering pla%e for the %ommunity( They had an annual fundraiser where o/er !!; lo%al $usinesses donated(
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