BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

July 10, 2013
ANNOUNCEMENT: Adequate notice of this meeting held the 10th day of July has been provided through resolution adopted by this Board at a meeting held at the Administration and Records Building on February 27, 2013 through electronic mailing of said resolution to the Star Ledger, the Daily Record and the Record, through posting on the County website, and by filing a copy of same with the Morris County Clerk and the Clerk of this Board. ROLL CALL: Director Mastrangelo Deputy Director Scapicchio Freeholder Cabana Freeholder Cesaro Freeholder Grossi Freeholder Krickus Freeholder Lyon SALUTE TO THE FLAG 4:30 p.m. PRESENTATION: Resolution Honoring Judge Deanne M. Wilson On Her Retirement PROGRAM: Morris County Economic Development Corp. - EB5 Program

Jim Jones, Executive Director Paul Boudreau, President, Morris County Chamber of Commerce CLERK/DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS REVIEW RESOLUTIONS

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT COUNTY COUNSEL’S REPORT

FREEHOLDERS’ REPORTS _____________________________________________________________________________ _ CORRESPONDENCE: None DISCUSSION: Road Opening Permits: None CLOSED SESSION: Identify Topic PERSONNEL Personnel Requisitions Labor Negotiation Strategy: PBA 151 -Status Council 6 Mosquito Commission Update Council 6 Office of Library Information Services Update APPOINTMENTS Insurance Commission Counsel CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS MICA - Solar Contracts Homeless Prevention Contracts Safety Project Contracts PURCHASE, LEASE OR ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY PENDING OR Real Estate – Long Valley ByPass ANTICIPATED LITIGATION MATTERS FALLING WITHIN THE ATTORNEY CLIENT PRIVILEGE

Election Matters
*Additional information about any resolution or ordinance that appears on the agenda can 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 was called to order by Director Mastrangelo at 4:35 p.m. on July 10, 2013 in the Knox Conference Room, 5th Floor, Administration and Records Building, Court Street, Morristown, New Jersey. Deputy Clerk of the Board Susan Allard read the open public meeting announcement as to the scheduling resolution and the publication of notice as required by law. Freeholders In Attendance: Director Mastrangelo Freeholder Cabana Freeholder Cesaro Freeholder Grossi Freeholders Absent: None Staff Present Administrator Bonanni Assistant Administrator Buchanan Clerk of the Board Ketchum Deputy Clerk of the Board Allard Assistant County Counsel Bush Others Present: The meeting was open to the public and press

Freeholder Krickus Freeholder Lyon Freeholder Scapicchio (left at 5:05 p.m.)

Director Burd Director DiGiralomo Director Hammond Director Leary Director Pinto Director Roe CIO Tugman Digital & Social Media Manager Spencer

Resolution Honoring Judge Deanne M. Wilson Freeholder Director Mastrangelo presented a resolution to Judge Wilson on her retirement of more than sixteen years of distinguished service on the bench. Judge Weisenbeck noted that she has been with the Chancery Division and has experienced a great increase in work due to the foreclosure market in the last few years. This has required a lot of creative thinking on her part. Judge Wilson said she started at the County in 1980 as a law clerk to Judge Pollack. She worked many late hours and remembers seeing both Freeholders Leanna Brown and Pat Maynard working late as well. EB5 Program Mr. Boudreau gave a second quarter MCEDC Update Report to the Freeholder Board. Business retention, expansion and attraction continue to be key priorities for MCEDC. In early 2013, MCEDC created an “Expert Services Task Force” comprised of MCEDC member companies to provide a higher level of professional services to companies looking to relocate to or grow within Morris County. The purpose of the Task Force has been to make Morris County more competitive compared to economic development organizations around the country that have teams of full-time in-house professionals devoted to serving clients.

MCEDC’s Task Force is a private sector version of this model and is comprised of professionals such as real estate brokers, developers, contractors, architects, engineers, bankers, planners, attorneys and more. Currently Mr. Jones and Mr. Boudreau are working to retain a company with 1,000+ employees in Morris County. This company’s lease is going to expire at the end of 2015 and they were looking at five available sites some of which are out of Morris County. The company has now purchased a green field site in Morris County. It has been a major goal of MCEDC’s to substantially boost the membership base in 2013 to support the organization financially as well as to grow the network of partners who can assist with economic development in Morris County. They held two very successful information breakfasts back in January and recently in May. The membership recruitment efforts have resulted in new commitments from eighteen companies totaling a net gain in membership of approximately $14,000.

One of MCEDC’s major objectives in 2012 and 2013 has been to establish closer working relationships with elected officials, administrators and economic development committees to help in identifying economic development objectives and obstacles and map out actions that can be taken. With this in mind, they created the Mayors Council that meets quarterly. They have since decided to rename it the Municipal Council since there are other local government representatives in attendance now. They made a decision earlier in the year to change their traditional logo. They hired a company called Trajectory who has developed a new more updated logo and a tag that says, “create, innovate and grow.” Mr. Jones introduced the proposed Morris County EB-5 Regional Center concept which is a foreign investment program and part of the federal government. The program is administered by the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services known as the EB-5 Immigrant Investor Program. The proposal would be to establish a future program and potential funding with the county government and the private sector partnering together. He noted that New Jersey has no plans to implement an EB-5 on its own, but will seat someone from the State on the board. To their knowledge, no other county in New Jersey has an EB-5 program. GreenbergTraurig has experience in establishing this program. He introduced Jennifer Hermansky from that company to make a presentation: She reviewed the following: EB5 Basics. This is a federal government program administered by the Dept. of Immigration Services. It was created in 1990 for foreign nationals to invest in a new commercial enterprise that will benefit for the US economy and create at least 10 full time jobs. In 1993 the Immigrant Investor Pilot Program was enacted that provided for regional centers. This program gets renewed every three years by the federal government. This latest cycle will end on September 30, 2015. There are individual EB-5 programs as well as regional center EB-5 programs. Ninety-five percent of all applications fall into the regional center designation, the main advantage being indirect employment counts through the use of an economist report to predict/project job creation. In a regional center the investors’ money is placed into a pool. The center is designated to oversee the projects for immigration compliance and reporting. Ongoing administration and compliance responsibilities are with the USCIS.

She noted that her company is presently working with the City of Miami to start an EB-5 program. The State of Vermont has had a tremendous amount of success with this program and has been able to create a significant number of jobs. The initial cost to the County would be $500,000. Mr. Jones noted that the centers are self funding and they derive the money from operation of the center. Mr. Jones and Mr. Boudreau spoke about four companies interested in pursuing this. They noted that foreign investors are more comfortable when a government is involved. If the Freeholder Board wants to continue with this, the MCEDC would then work with the private sector. The Freeholders asked them to provide an overview of the four projects. If they have other questions, they will contact their office. ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT At the direction of Director Mastrangelo, the Sheriff’s Office has taken a picture of the courthouse to be framed and presented to Freeholder Laureys’ family this Friday. He reported that portions of the Affordable Healthcare Act have been delayed for one year. This gives us an additional year of planning. Emergency radio atmospheric interference - He has been speaking to Congressmen Frelinghuysen 's office and Congressman Lance’s office who are in the process of reaching out to the FCC for a meeting. The communication center did also reach out to the towns that are served as well. The Public Safety Youth Academy will take place the week of August 5 – 9. The Freeholder Board was given the material. This has been sent to Morris County school districts/superintendent offices. He met early this week with some freeholders, the Vo-Tech School , and representatives of Denville to review some proposed roadway changes . He noted that there have been reports of flooding problems on Central and Cook Streets in Madison. The County will look into this. The next Insurance Fund Commission meeting is this Monday at 5 p.m.

Assistant Administrator • Ms. Buchanan shared a brief update brief update on the Kronos Optimization initiative, focused on maximizing our use of our timekeeping system. • • Recommendations based on the survey and onsite visits will be reviewed by staff. Some of the recommendations will involve upgrading the system, more fully utilizing modules that we already purchased, and some additional staff training. There will also be costs associated with the recommendations and this will be reviewed with the Board prior to implementation.

recently, who are looking to follow in Morris County’s footsteps and create their own county flood buyout program. Staff was visited by the State Historic preservation office on this past Monday. They were provided with a tour of recently completed construction projects funded in part by the Morris County Preservation Trust Fund. They viewed Craftsman Farms in Parsippany, the Ford-Faesch House in Rockaway Township, the Former Baptist Church in Mount Olive, Bamboo Brook in Chester Township and Ralston Cider Mill in Mendham Township. They were very impressed with the quality of the investments made. Freeholder Director Mastrangelo asked if the report that will analyze the Preservation Trust Fund will be ready for use for the 2014 tax discussions. Ms. Leary replied that it would not and that the intention would be for the report to inform 2015 tax decisions. The Freeholder Director asked for Freeholders Grossi and Cesaro, as Planning & Development Department Liaison and Deputy Liaison respectively, to meet with Planning & Development, Park Commission, and MUA representatives to develop a tax recommendation for 2014 that could be brought back to the full board. Freeholders Grossi and Cesaro agreed to do so. FREEHOLDER LYON The Morris View financial report update is looking good. The census is above the 2013 projected goals. There are still senior citizen picnics taking place at the nutrition sites. Budget - One of the ideas the committee has talked about is to pay the towns to plow our roads during snowstorms. They are trying to work something out with this. FREEHOLDER KRICKUS He attended the Fourth of July Parade in Chatham Borough. They were very complimentary of the services that the County provides to the town. DEPARTMENT HEADS Ms. Leary noted that the TransOptions’ Annual Recognition Breakfast is tomorrow from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 am. at the Villa in Mountain Lakes. Speakers will address the need for innovative infrastructure planning in the changing economic development landscape and the key role of transportation infrastructure in emergency

Ms. Buchanan reminded the Board of the following meetings: Facilities Committee – Monday, July 15th at 4:00 p.m. with Park Commission Morris View Advisory Committee – Monday, July 15th at 6:30 p.m. NJAC County Nursing Home Committee – Friday, July 19th at 10:00 a.m. in Trenton COUNTY COUNCIL’S REPORT Mr. Bush reported that there are two ordinances for introduction this evening – $76,000 capital surplus for the purchase of a MAPS vehicle and a $148,000 bond ordinance for the purchase of a one call/one click system for paratransit vehicles as well a replacement nutrition vehicle/radio system. There is one ordinance that will be adopted this evening for second reading regarding road design and construction projects. FREEHOLDER CABANA He reported that there are several resolutions on the agenda tonight regarding Law & Public Safety, mainly funded by UASI grants. Park Commission – July is National Park and Recreation Month – the planned events can be viewed on the web. Leadership Morris is holding a picnic at Central Park of Morris County on Thursday, July 18 at 4:30 p.m. The New Jersey Monthly magazine gave positive reviews for all Morris County public golf courses (as top public golf courses in NJ). FREEHOLDER CESARO He had nothing to report at this time. FREEHOLDER GROSSI Planning and Development: She reported that staff has interacted with Preservation Planning staff in Passaic County

preparedness and response. She asked if any freeholders were able to attend and Freeholder Mastrangelo said he would. The Supreme Court did uphold the court decision that the governor cannot disband COAH. Mr. Hammond reported on Resolution Nos. 14 and 26. Resolution No. 14 is an award to Professional Consulting of Parsippany for the design of the expansion of the existing storage building at the fire training area for the Sheriff’s Department. Resolution No. 26 is for the award of construction of the turf fields at Central Park. The low bidder was the LandTek Group and they were about $800,000 under the estimate. They have extensive experience in artificial turf construction. Bids for the repaving of Bartley-Flanders Road, Mt. Olive, Park Avenue, Morris Township/ Florham Park, Ridgedale Avenue, Florham Park and Howard Boulevard, Mt. Arlington/Roxbury were advertised and bids will be received tomorrow. Freeholder Mastrangelo asked about the railroad crossing on Newark-Pompton Turnpike. This keeps getting patched and he asked Mr. Hammond to talk to the manager about a timeline. Mr. Pinto reported that Human Services committees have received all request applications for 2014 programs. They are in the process of being reviewed. The Morris View Healthcare Center received good rates from Horizon Blue Cross/Blue Shield to get in their network. Morris View will soon be in the Horizon network once the contracts are executed by the Freeholders and Horizon. Mr. Tugman reported that with the retirement of the telephone operator, her job has been eliminated. The job functions are being realigned. All calls for phone service go to the IT help desk. The phone system call directory will now have press key options. The Public Meeting room sound system – Mr. Tugman is presently reviewing the design plans and the project will go out to bid soon once he finishes the evaluation. There will be priced options that can be considered for purchase after the installation of the base system. Last Sunday the Dover library sustained storm damage. Our library staff was able to get the word out on the website that the library was closed and set up a “hold-off” on library material due dates. The Governance Committee meeting is set for July 19. One agenda item is the new System Administrator policy that will help improve IT security as well as reduce problems resulting

form end-users loading foreign/unapproved software. Resolution – to eliminate antiquated tape storage at OTA, Mosquito Commission, Roads and Motor Services in addition to alleviating County backup system capacity shortfalls OIT is upgrading and increasing the capacity of the storage systems supporting Morris County. The Jail Conference Initiative – Proof of Concept (POC) test of the system is planned to begin on July 31, 2013. The challenge of establishing a secure capability at the Jail may delay the POC start date. Freeholder Mastrangelo asked about plans to establish tertiary disaster recovery capabilities with either Monmouth, Somerset or Sussex counties. CIO Tugman reported that at present focus is on completing efforts to establish Morris County’s Primary site at 450 West Hanover Ave, Parsippany and secondary/backup site at 30 Schuyler Place Morristown. Plans are underway to coordinate with the Monmouth County CIO regarding a tertiary site. The other suggested county CIO’s will be contacted to explore similar arrangements. RESOLUTIONS The Board reviewed and discussed the resolutions. At 6:05 p.m. Mr. Bush read the following: WHEREAS, pursuant to P.L. 1975 Ch. 231, the Open Public Meetings Act, the Board may exclude the public to discuss matters as are provided under the Act; and WHEREAS, said Act provides that this Board exclude the public from the discussion of such matters, NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that this Board hereby excludes the public in order to discuss such matters. The general nature of the subjects to be discussed is as follows: 1. Personnel Requisitions 2. Labor negotiations status PBA 151 Council 6 – Mosquito Commission Council 6 – Library Information Services 3. Appointment – Insurance Fund Commission 4. Contracts - MCIA Solar 5. Contracts –Homeless Prevention 6. Contracts – Safety Project Process

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The meeting returned to open session at 7:31 p.m. Those present were Freeholders Cabana, Cesaro, Grossi, Lyon and Mastrangelo. Also present were John Bonanni, County Administrator; Dan O’Mullan, County Counsel; Mary Jo Buchanan, Assistant Administrator; and County Treasurer, Glenn Roe. Freeholder Cesaro made a motion to adjourn at 7:32 p.m. Freeholder Cabana seconded the motion. All unanimously agreed. Respectfully submitted,

Diane M. Ketchum Clerk of the Board

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