BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS MORRIS COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

September 25, 2013
ANNOUNCEMENT: Adequate notice of this meeting held the 25th day of September 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. PROCLAMATION: Arts and Humanities Month – October PROGRAM: West Nile Virus Update ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT COUNTY COUNSEL’S REPORT Accepted By: Tom Werder, Executive Director, Arts Council of the Morris Area Kristian McMorland, Superintendent, Morris County Mosquito Commission CLERK/DEPARTMENT HEAD REPORTS REVIEW RESOLUTIONS

FREEHOLDERS’ REPORTS _____________________________________________________________________________ _ CORRESPONDENCE: None DISCUSSION: Road Opening Permits: 13-17- New Jersey Natural Gas to open Old Denville Road in Boonton Township for a gas main installation. (Not a newly paved road – paved 6-5-08) CLOSED SESSION: Identify Topic PERSONNEL Personnel Requisition – Sheriff’s Office Labor – Council 6/ Mosquito Commission APPOINTMENTS CONTRACT NEGOTIATIONS Contract – Communication Center Shared Services Update PURCHASE, LEASE OR ACQUISITION OF REAL PROPERTY PENDING OR ANTICIPATED LITIGATION MATTERS FALLING WITHIN THE ATTORNEY CLIENT PRIVILEGE Contract – Solar II update Labor – PBA 151 Interest Arbitration Update LOCATION FOR TONIGHT’S MEETING Township of Jefferson Municipal Building 1033 Weldon Road, Lake Hopatcong (Oak Ridge on GPS)

*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 4:33 p.m. on September 25, 2013 in the Knox Conference Room, 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 County Administrator Bonanni Assistant Administrator Buchanan Clerk of the Board Ketchum Deputy Clerk of the Board Allard County Counsel O’Mullan Assistant County Counsel Bush Others Present: The meeting was open to the public and press Director Burd Director DiGiralomo Director Hammond Director Leary Director Pinto Director Roe CIO Tugman Public Information Officer Garifo Freeholder Krickus Freeholder Lyon Freeholder Scapicchio

_____________________________________________________________________________________ Arts and Humanities Month - October Director Mastrangelo noted that Morris County is home to numerous arts groups that help to enrich our lives. He asked Deputy Director Scapicchio to present the proclamation to Tom Werder. Mr. Werder introduced all the people in attendance representing the numerous arts and humanities groups in the county. Mosquito Extermination Commission Update Mr. McMorland presented the Freeholder Board with the facts and figures of West Nile virus including the number of pools inspected with a positive total of 42 to date. Mr. McMorland noted that the disease is cyclical. The Mosquito Commission diligently and aggressively looks for mosquito habitats. This is the best way to keep the population under control. It is important for residents to be aware of and reduce the instance of areas that attract mosquitoes to lay eggs. The culex mosquito carries the West Nile virus. This breed of mosquito tends to stay within 1,000 feet where their eggs were hatched, unlike other types of mosquitoes who do tend to travel and are more aggressive. The Commission is limited to submitting twenty pools per week to the State. When the West Nile virus is found, they inform that municipality’s health department who then contacts the local residents. With the colder weather approaching, the mosquitoes will be working their way into hibernation soon. FREEHOLDER MASTRANGELO He attended the Bethel AME Church’s dedication on September 21 of their new community kitchen and fellowship hall. The church presented him with a memento in recognition of the Freeholder Board’s support of the church’s restoration efforts. He would like to have it displayed in the Freeholders’ Office. ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT Mr. Bonanni reported on the following: The regular NJAC meeting is this Friday at 9 a.m. followed by the County Administrator’s meeting. NJAC will be sponsoring a Summit on the Affordable Care Act on December 13. They will be departing at 6:00 a.m. this Monday for those attending the law enforcement merger meeting in Camden. The Improvement Authority meets at 6 p.m. next Wednesday. The Six-County Coalition meeting scheduled for October 2 in Hunterdon County has been cancelled and is now planned for December. COUNTY COUNSEL’S REPORT His department has reviewed 48 resolutions. There is one bond ordinance for introduction on tonight’s agenda which is a Bond Ordinance Amending No. 962267 Finally Adopted on April 11, 2012.

FREEHOLDER KRICKUS He reported that the Budget Subcommittee is preparing for Moody’s assessment on the October 16 visit. FREEHOLDER LYON The Budget Subcommittee had a meeting regarding the trip on October 16. The committee will be coming to the Board with a rough draft for comments. Tomorrow at 1 p.m. he will present a proclamation at the Greystone Hospital in recognition of September being National Mental Health Recovery Month. The Board discussed Bergen County’s resolution opposing the Federal Government Common Core concept. Many organizations are opposing this curriculum reform. The Board will draft a resolution for review and consider it for the next freeholder meeting. FREEHOLDER GROSSI She reported on Planning and Development activities: The Investment Area Mapping effort in coordination with the Morris County Economic Development Corporation has progressed. Approximately 6,675 establishments were mapped. Eight maps were produced showing the various industry clusters throughout Morris County including Bio/Pharma/Life Sciences, Health Services, Advanced Manufacturing, Technology, and Finance. Planning staff will present the mapping at the MCEDC Municipal Council meeting on December 10th. At their meeting on Monday evening, the Morris County Park Commission awarded the Preservation Trust Fund Analysis & Strategy Report project to Brandstetter Carroll. This firm was unanimously selected by the county project committee. Brandstetter Carroll previously completed the Morris County Park Commission Strategic Plan and the Capital Facilities Plan for the Somerset County Park Commission among other related undertakings. The Park Commission and MUA committed to using unexpended Preservation Trust Fund monies in their accounts to fund this study. Resolution Nos. 34 and 43 release $100,000 from each of their accounts for this use. The project will kick off right away with extensive outreach to the municipalities and non-profits. FREEHOLDER CESARO There was nothing to report on the Transparency or Employee Resources at this time. Regarding the Preservation Trust Fund tax for 2014, Planning & Development is preparing a financial spreadsheet with tax scenarios for the work group to consider. Freeholder Grossi noted that since the Preservation Trust Fund Analysis

and Strategy Report is kicking off and feedback on the future of the trust fund is being gathered from municipalities and relative non-profits, she and the staff members of the work group strongly recommend against a deep cut to the tax. FREEHOLDER SCAPICCHIO He reported that: • • • • • The paving work on the Boulevard in Pequannock and Ridgedale Avenue in Florham Park has been completed. The milling and paving of West Hanover Avenue in Randolph is underway and should be completed early next week. The milling and paving of Rt. 202 in Montville is scheduled to start tomorrow. The milling of Long Hill Road in Harding is underway and paving should begin next week. Bids are being advertised for the milling and paving of Green Pond Road in Jefferson/ Rockaway Twp. and Fairmount Ave. in Chatham Twp. Bids are being received on October 10.

FREEHOLDER CABANA Law & Public Safety – Zoetis Animal Health has since opened its world headquarters in Madison. They have a mobile trailer animal clinic/operating room. The County will feature this unit at one of its facilities as part of a disaster response piece of equipment. It is not a first responder, but a second responder for an area where there is a tragedy in which animals are involved. Park Commission – the white tailed deer management program is in operation. There are fifteen parks involved with the hunt that is presently taking place. The Green Acres Program compliance inspectors will be inspecting the forty-nine properties that the Park Commission has acquired through Green Acres funding. They will check to see that the areas are being used for recreation and conservation purposes. Whole Foods is working is with the Park Commission to support Community Giving Day. They will donate 5% of the day’s net proceeds to the Park Commission Alliance. The money will be used for Fosterfields. The Park Commission has received a grant of $69,000 from the Historical Commission for its general operating fund.

REI, a sports store on Route 10, will be sponsoring a volunteers’ activities event at the Morris County Arboretum on Friday, September 27. FREEHOLDER MASTRANGELO

He and Freeholder Scapicchio attended a legislative dinner last night sponsored by the Mt. Olive Area Chamber of Commerce and hosted by Siemans Healthcare. This company is expanding its operations in Mt. Olive. The office space will increase from 150,000 to 300,000 square feet with additional employment of 450 people. The town and state were able to work through issues and this helped to keep the business in Morris County and the state. DEPARTMENT HEADS Ms. Buchanan reported that the Morristown Fall Festival will take place on the Green this Sunday, September 29 from noon to 5 p.m. The County has nine departments/agencies staffing information tents which are near our pocket park. The Tourism Bureau will be using the pocket park for a huge sand sculpture promoting the Super Bowl. The NJAC County Nursing Home Group will be holding a special meeting that will include residents and family members on Friday, October 4 at the Geraldine Thompson Care Center in Wall Township. We have shared this with the Morris View Advisory Committee and this will also be shared with the Morris View Family Group. The Morris County Library will kick off its Food for Fines event next month, where patrons can bring in food for the Interfaith Food Pantry to pay off their library fines. Ms. Leary reported that new county-level unemployment data was recently posted by the state. In July, Morris County had the second lowest unemployment rate in New Jersey at 6.6%, behind only Hunterdon County at 6.3%. For July, New Jersey stood at 8.6% and Cumberland County had the highest unemployment rate at 12.6%. We will provide a brief presentation at the October 9th work session on recently released Census data. Mr. Hammond reported they now have the Certificate of Occupancy for the non-profit mall. A meeting has been set up with NJDOT to discuss weight limits on Schooley’s Mountain Road. Contractors are in the process of doing fine grading at Central Park fields. Mr. Pinto reported that the library is conducting a job search seminar. Eighty people have signed up for retraining/help to get back into the workforce.

Mr. Tugman reported that migration to the new Microsoft Exchange 2010 e-mail system to include Disaster Recovery services has been completed. The Office of Information Technology is implementing a web-enabled helpdesk trouble ticket submission service that will among other things allow users to view their trouble ticket history. The department has also established a Web-Based Information Technology Suggestion Box to allow customers to submit new ideas to improve services. RESOLUTIONS The Board reviewed and discussed the resolutions. ROAD OPENING PERMIT The Board reviewed the permit and concurred to place it on tonight’s agenda. At 5:15 p.m. Mr. O’Mullan 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. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Personnel Requisitions – Sheriff’s Office Personnel – Council 6 Mosquito Commission Update. Contracts – update on the Morris View Vacant Space Situation Contracts – Communication Center Shared Services Attorney/Client – Solar II update Attorney/Client Privilege - PBA 151 Interest Arbitration Update. Respectfully submitted, Susan Allard Deputy Clerk of the Board

The meeting returned to open session at 5:59 p.m. Those present were Freeholders Mastrangelo, Cabana, Cesaro, Grossi, Morris View is maintaining a very high census. There isKrickus, Lyon, and Scapicchio. a waiting list for every unit in the facility. Also present were: Dan O’Mullan, County Ms. Burd reported that her department delivered over Counsel; John Bonanni, Administrator; 2,000 apples with a flyer to employees to remind them Mary Jo Buchanan, Assistant of the Health Fair taking place on October 18. This wasAdministrator; and Randy Bush, Assistant well received by everyone. County Counsel.

At 6:00 p.m. Freeholder Scapicchio made a motion to adjourn and Freeholder Lyon seconded the motion. Respectfully submitted, Diane M. Ketchum Clerk of the Board