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FH Work Session Meeting Minutes - 2014-06-25

FH Work Session Meeting Minutes - 2014-06-25

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BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS - June 25, 2014
BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS - June 25, 2014

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BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS

MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY
June 25, 2014
ANNOUNCEMENT:
Adequate notice of this meeting held the 25
th
day of June has been provided through resolution
adopted by this Board at its regular meeting held at the Administration and Records Building on
April 9, 20! through electronic mailing of said resolution to the "tar #edger, the $aily Record
and the Record, through posting on the %ounty &ebsite, and by filing a copy of same &ith the
'orris %ounty %ler( and the %ler( of this Board)
ROLL CALL: Die!"# M$%"$n&e'#
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SALUTE TO THE FLA/
4:00 (121
3RESENTATION: *one
3RO/RAM:
In"#+u!"i#n:
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ADMINISTRATOR6S RE3ORT CLER-7DE3ARTMENT HEAD RE3ORTS
COUNTY COUNSEL6S RE3ORT RE8IEW RESOLUTIONS
FREEHOLDERS6 RE3ORTS
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CORRES3ONDENCE: *one
DISCUSSION:
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for a gas main installation) 2*ot a ne&ly paved road - paved 9/20093
!+00 - 4)') %onstruction to open 5airmount Avenue and "outhern Boulevard in %hatham 1&p)
to install a ,+inch ductile iron force main) 2*e&ly paved road - +206 - 4)')
%onstruction &ill pave curb to curb3

CLOSED SESSION: I+en"i:) T#(i!
3ERSONNEL
LABOR NE/OTIATIONS
A33OINTMENTS
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CONTRACT NE/OTIATIONS
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3URCHASE, LEASE OR AC>UISITION OF REAL 3RO3ERTY
3ENDIN/ OR ANTICI3ATED LITI/ATION
MATTERS FALLIN/ WITHIN THE ATTORNEY CLIENT 3RI8ILE/E
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1he public informal &or( session of the Board of %hosen 5reeholders of the %ounty of 'orris &as
called to order by $irector 'astrangelo at !865 p)m) on June 25, 20! in the 4equannoc( 1o&nship
%ouncil %hambers, 560 *e&ar(+4ompton 1urnpi(e, 4ompton 4lains, *e& Jersey)
$eputy %ler( of the Board "usan Allard read the open public meeting announcement as to the
scheduling resolution and the publication of notice as required by la&)
Fee*#'+e% In A""en+$n!e8
$irector 'astrangelo
5reeholder %abana
5reeholder %esaro
Fee*#'+e% A,%en":
5reeholder 9ric(us
5reeholder "capicchio
S"$:: 3e%en"
%ounty Administrator Bonanni
Assistant Administrator Buchanan
%ler( of the Board 9etchum
$eputy %ler( of the Board Allard
%ounty %ounsel :;'ullan
Assistant %ounty %ounsel Bush
O"*e% 3e%en"8
1he meeting &as open to the public and press
5reeholder $e5illippo 2arrived at !8!0 p)m)3
5reeholder #yon
$irector $i.iralomo
$irector #eary
$irector 4into
Joe 9ovalci(
"taci "antucci
$igital < "ocial 'edia 'anager "pencer
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$irector 'astrangelo than(ed the
4equannoc( %ouncil for hosting this
meeting)
2014 Hi%"#i! 3e%e4$"i#n Tu%" Fun+
Re!#22en+$"i#n%
'r) %hang introduced #arry 5ast, a
member of the =istoric 4reservation 1rust
5und Revie& Board, &ho &ill ma(e the
presentation for the 20! funding)
'r) >ngelbart from that Board &as also
present)
5reeholder $e5illippo ?oined the meeting
at !8!0 p)m)
'r) 5ast revie&ed the process) 1hey
spo(e &ith architects, planners and
specialist in the field) 1he %ounty
consultants; procedures conform to the
"ecretary of the @nterior;s standards) >ach
applicant made a presentation to the Board
and then the members visited the sites)
1hey revie&ed &hat the applicants had
presented and at the end of the process the
Board held deliberations) 1here &ere 6
applicants and the Board recommends all
6 pro?ects for a total of A2,690,9,B) 1hey
did not fund any pro?ect &ith the complete
amount) >ighty+five percent of funding
goes to&ards construction &ith fifteen
percent for non+construction) 1he non+
construction process has been refined and
is better than any of the other counties in
the state) 1he applicants must prove that
they have a grasp of the pro?ect and that it
is historically appropriate) "ince the
resolution has already been placed on the
list for revie& prior to this meeting, the
5reeholder Board can move for&ard &ith
their vote at the regular evening meeting)
5reeholder #yon noted that &e have had a
group of citiCens coming for&ard about
their taDes being used to fund repairs for
churches) 1hey had cited the *J "tate
constitution that does not support this use
of public funds)
$irector 'astrangelo feels the repairs fall
under preservation because ma(ing
repairs, for eDample, to a roof preserves
and protects the structure of the building)
'r) :;'ullan had &ritten a lengthy memo
responding to the question if our program
&as ever challenged &ould it legally be
upheld in the courts)
'r) :;'ullan said given the history of
historic development and the treatment of
the 5irst amendment, he eDpects that if it
&ere challenged, it &ould survive the
challenge) Ee have opinions from the
$ept) of @nterior on the 5ederal level and
the Attorney .eneral going bac( into the
9B0s) 'r) :;'ullan believes it &ould be
upheld and if &e decided that funding
church repairs is unconstitutional, he
guarantees there &ould be la&suits that &e
&ould not &in) 1he "tate referendum
process allo&s petitions to propose
additional changes) 5ifteen percent of the
total - about 2,500 signatures - &ould be
needed to place a referendum on the
ballot)
As an attorney, he &ould rather face those
&ho oppose than the churches &ho &ould
sue) @f this is genuinely an historic
building and the program;s criteria are
follo&ed, then that is a sufficient secular
purpose to permit public funds) .iven
&here &e are in the la& today, he believes
it &ould be upheld)
'r) :;'ullan noted that a solution &ill
not be found in the literal &ording of the
federal or *e& Jersey constitutions) 1hey
are based on argument developed in the
000s)
ADMINISTRATOR6S RE3ORT
1he *JA% meeting &ill be this
5riday morning &as follo&ed by a
%ounty Administrators; meeting)
=e &ill attend both)
'r) Bonanni and $irector
'astrangelo &ent to 1renton
yesterday for the .overnor;s
signing of the @nterest Arbitration
Bill)
=e, $irector 'astrangelo and
5reeholder #yon had a meeting
&ith "t) %lare;s regarding
transition &ith their intended sale
to 4rime =ealthcare)
1he neDt meeting of the @nsurance
5und %ommission is July 0 at
5 p)m)
'r) Bonanni is continuing to &or(
&ith the concerned citiCens from
'orris 4lains &ho live in the
%entral Avenue area relative to the
%entral 4ar( of 'orris %ounty
traffic situation)
COUNTY COUNSEL6S RE3ORT
1hirty+seven resolutions and t&o
ordinances are scheduled for the public
meeting this evening) 1here are no ne&
ordinances)
FREEHOLDER CESARO
=e reported that the 'osquito %ontrol
$ivision has isolated mosquito issues in
the 5lorham 4ar( and >ast =anover area)
1his &ee( is *ational 'osquito %ontrol
A&areness &ee() :ur %ounty library has
a display on mosquito borne diseases)
1he $ivision had set up a booth at the
4equannoc( 5air on June B and it &as &ell
received) 1he $ivision is also in the
process of obtaining the proper permits to
assist 4equannoc( &ith the rehabilitation
of the retention basin in .reenvie& 4ar()
FREEHOLDER DEFILLI33O
"he has been in touch &ith the *J14A
about the 1&o Bridges Road pro?ect)
#incoln 4ar( did not (no& to involve the
*J14A in the discussions) *J14A staff
&ill be meeting &ith #incoln 4ar( to get
them up to date) 1hen a meeting &ith all
the entities/principles &ill ta(e place)
:n June , she attended the 'orris Fie&
Advisory %ommittee meeting) 1hey had
been tal(ing about doing a coc(tail
reception &ith the legislators) @nstead of
that they &ill involve *JA% to spea( &ith
all the elected officials about the issues of
the ne& managed care) 'r) 4into &ill
reach out to *JA%)
FREEHOLDER CABANA
1here is an *JA% meeting this 5riday in
1renton) 1he "tate budget &ill be a topic
if it has not been adopted yet)
Ee &ill get an updated report on that to
see &hat affects it &ill have to county
governments)
4ar( %ommission8
• ,200 visitors attended the %ivil
Ear >ncampment held last &ee(end
2"aturday < "unday3 at =istoric
"peed&ell) 1he 'orris "chool $istrict+
Alfred Fail "chool continues to support
the 4ar( %ommission by allo&ing
overflo& par(ing for the event to be staged
at the school)
• A fe& &ee(s ago very graphic
graffiti &as painted on the 1ripod Roc(
at 4yramid 'ountain *atural Area) 1he
roc( has since been cleaned by staff but
there is still an active investigation)
• 1he 4ar( %ommission has seen a
significant increase in dog o&ners
allo&ing their dogs off the leash and not
cleaning up after their dogs) @n the neDt
fe& months an aggressive campaign to
curb this activity &ill begin) 5irst steps
&ill be the posting of signs and
distribution of literature/brochures at the
appropriate locations)
$irector 'astrangelo as(ed about
ordinances for a leash la& &ithin the 4ar(
%ommission - 5reeholder %abana
responded that there is but the fine is not
high enough to be a deterrent) =e &ould
li(e to see the 4ar( %ommission
ordinances tied+in to the municipal
ordinances so the fines could be increased
accordingly)
FREEHOLDER LYON
=uman "ervices - &e received final
federal approval for the one clic(/one call
Feterans; access to transportation grant)
1his &ill benefit the 'A4" program by
enabling clients to have a &eb portal to
ma(e reservations and have automatic
reminder call+bac(s) 1his is another
eDample of ma(ing the dollar go further by
using technology)
Budget + 1he budget committee met last
&ee() At the present &e have an all time
high of a A50 million capital surplus) 1he
Budget "ubcommittee &ill continue to
&or( on that to plan for the future) @n July
they &ill come bac( to the Board to have
discussions about &here &e are and &here
&e &ould li(e to be in future years)
DE3ARTMENT HEADS6 RE3ORTS
'r) $i.iralomo reported that they had a
haCardous evidence collection yesterday
for the county and municipal la&
enforcement agencies) 1hey received over
6,000 pounds of eDplosives, fire&or(s,
ammunition and tear gas from police
departments) 1hey &or(ed &ith the $>4
ma(ing sure they did everything in line
&ith their regulations) 1hey plan to hold
these collections t&ice a year)
'r) 4into noted that there are resolutions
on the list relating to 'A4" grants)
=FA% - *J 9ids by county - summariCes
the state of (ids county by county) 'orris
%ounty ran(ed *o) 2 as a county for (ids)
's) "antucci reported that the draft R54
for Bro(er "ervices &as sent to the
5reeholder Board for revie& and should be
posted tomorro& online) 1he contract
&ould then be a&arded sometime in
August) @n addition, the %ounty;s health
benefits program is being revie&ed &ith
our consultant and a presentation to the
@nsurance %ommission in that regard is
scheduled for July 2
st
)
's) #eary reported that8
• Applications for :pen "pace funds
&ere due on 5riday) >leven
applications &ere received requesting
a total of ?ust over A2 million for the
preservation of 6!5 acres) A summary
sheet has been provided to each of us)
1he revie& process is a lengthy one
that &ill culminate in a presentation of
funding recommendations to the
5reeholder Board in *ovember)
• Also provided to each of us is a chart
that &as provided last &ee( to the
4lanning Board reflecting resident
population by municipality from the
American %ommunity "urvey as of
July , 206) 1he %ounty is still shy
of reaching a population of 500,000)
• 1he annual resurfacing program is
advancing nicely) As is standard
practice, >ngineering held a pre+
construction meeting &ith Roc(a&ay
1o&nship on 5riday to discuss the
resurfacing of .reenpond Road from
#a(e $enmar( Road to $arlington
$rive) 1he municipality requested that
&e delay t&o &ee(s so that the pro?ect
did not overlap timing &ise &ith their
municipal resurfacing pro?ects in the
same area) 1hat pro?ect is no& slated
to begin on July 0
th
)
• 'elanie #ane Bridge construction in
>ast =anover 1o&nship is also slated
to begin on July 0
th
)
RESOLUTIONS
1he Board discussed and revie&ed the
resolutions)
ROAD O3ENIN/ 3ERMITS
1he Board approved placing the permits
on the agenda for this evening)
'r) Bonanni noted that 's) Buchanan is
one of the most distinguished
professionals that he has ever &or(ed
&ith) =e &ishes her the best on her ne&
position)
$irector 'astrangelo said she has been a
great asset to him as a freeholder and has
given him a &ealth of information to help
him get up to speed)
1he 5reeholders and staff all than(ed 's)
Buchanan on a personal and professional
level on the tremendous ?ob she has done
for the %ounty)
's) Buchanan than(ed the 5reeholder
Board and staff - it has been an honor and
a pleasure to be involved and &or(ing
&ith everyone)
At 58!0 p)m), 'r) :;'ullan read the
follo&ing resolution8
E=>R>A", pursuant to the :pen 4ublic
'eetings Act, the Board of %hosen
5reeholders of the %ounty of 'orris in the
"tate of *e& Jersey may eDclude the
public to discuss matters as are provided
under the Act 2*)J)")A) 08!+22b33)
*:E, 1=>R>5:R>, B> @1 R>":#F>$
that this Board hereby eDcludes the public
in order to discuss seven 203 such matters8
) As it pertains to contract matters
to discuss negotiations of managed
'edicaid contracts pursuant to *)J)")A)
08!+22b3203G
2) s it pertains to appointments, to
discuss one appointment to the Houth
"ervices Advisory %ommittee pursuant
to *)J)")A) 08!+22b32B3G
6) As it pertains to appointments, to
discuss one appointment to the 'orris
%ounty @nsurance 5und %ommission
pursuant to *)J)")A) 08!+22b32B3G
!) As it pertains to appointments, to
discuss one appointment to the 'orris
Fie& Advisory %ommittee pursuant to
*)J)")A) 08!+22b32B3G
5) As it pertains to appointments, to
discuss one appointment as >qual
>mployment :pportunity
%oordinator/"eDual =arassment :fficer
pursuant to *)J)")A) 08!+22b32B3G
,) As it pertains to appointments, to
discuss three 263 appointments to the
'orris %ounty 'ental =ealth Advisory
Board pursuant to *)J)")A) 08!+22b3
2B3G
0) As it pertains to contracts,
security arrangements and protection of
the public, to discuss matters related to
%ourthouse security pursuant to *)J)")A)
08!+22b3232,3 and 203)
1he Board reserves the right, as the
Board eDchanges ideas related to the
above matters and attempts to develop
appropriate plans of action as may be
suggested by individual 5reeholders or
staff members, to broaden discussion
and to attempt to arrive at nonbinding
consensus provided such broadening of
discussion continues &ithin the limits set
forth in *)J)")A) 08!+22b323 through
293) 'atters discussed in >Decutive
"ession &ill be made public at the
earliest point in time that the need for
confidentiality for each such matter shall
no longer be necessary)
B> @1 5IR1=>R R>":#F>$ that this
Resolution shall ta(e effect immediately
and be in full force from and after its
passage)
Respectfully submitted,
"usan Allard,
$eputy %ler( of the Board
1he meeting returned to open session at
,829 p)m) 1hose present &ere
5reeholders 'astrangelo, %abana,
%esaro, $e5illippo and #yon)
Also present &ere8 $an :;'ullan,
%ounty %ounselG John Bonanni,
AdministratorG 'ary Jo Buchanan,
Assistant AdministratorG Randy Bush,
Assistant %ounty %ounsel and "usan
Allard, $eputy %ler( of the Board
At ,860 p)m) 5reeholder $e5illippo
made a motion to ad?ourn and
5reeholder %abana seconded the motion)
Respectfully submitted,
$iane ') 9etchum,
%ler( of the Board

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