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November 25, 201
ANNOUNCEMENT! Adequate notice of this meeting held the 25th day of November has been provided through electronic mailing of said notice on November 18, 2013 to the tar !edger, the "aily #ecord and the #ecord, through posting on the $ounty %ebsite, and by filing a copy of same %ith the &orris $ounty $ler' and the $ler' of this (oard) ROLL CALL! D"re#$or M%&$r%'(e)o De*+$, D"re#$or S#%*"##-"o Free-o).er C%b%'% Free-o).er Ce&%ro Free-o).er /ro&&" Free-o).er 0r"#1+& Free-o).er L,o' SALUTE TO THE FLA/ 2!00 *3m3 4RO/RAM! None ADMINISTRATOR5S RE4ORT COUNTY COUNSEL5S RE4ORT CLER06DE4ARTMENT HEAD RE4ORTS RE7IEW RESOLUTIONS
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+he public informal %or' session of the (oard of $hosen ,reeholders of the $ounty of &orris %as called to order by "irector &astrangelo at -.00 p)m) on November 25, 2013 at the +o%nship of &ount /live &unicipal (uilding, 20- ,landers0"ra'esto%n #oad, Ne% 1ersey) "eputy $ler' of the (oard usan Allard read the open public meeting announcement as to the scheduling resolution and the publication of notice as required by la%) Free-o).er& I' A$$e'.%'#e. "irector &astrangelo ,reeholder $abana ,reeholder $esaro ,reeholder 2rossi Free-o).er& Ab&e'$! None S$%99 4re&e'$ $ounty Administrator (onanni Assistant Administrator (uchanan $ler' of the (oard 3etchum "eputy $ler' of the (oard Allard $ounty $ounsel /4&ullan Assistant $ounty $ounsel (ush O$-er& 4re&e'$. +he meeting %as open to the public and press ADMINISTRATOR5S RE4ORT &r) (onanni noted that this is teve 5ammond4s last ,reeholder %or' session to attend) 5e %ished him the very best for a long, happy retirement) +he 7nsurance $ommission meets ne9t %ee' on "ecember 2 at 5.00 p)m) ":6 $ommissioner (ob &artin %ill address the $hamber of $ommerce at an event on "ecember 5) +he Annual N1A$ ummit is scheduled for "ecember 13 and the topic is the Affordable 5ealth $are Act) &r) (onanni spo'e about the need to close and demolish the Ann treet par'ing dec' for safety reasons) +he dec' capacity is about 1;1 par'ing spaces that the $ourt employees use) +he employees %ill need to be relocated during the interim) +he &orristo%n 6ar'ing Authority %ill lease to the $ounty about 1;0 spaces for about 1< years so %e can get through this period) +he recommendation at this time is to demolish and rebuild the Ann treet "ec') +his pro=ect is before the capital budget committee %ho as'ed that this be brought up to the (oard to see if there are any concerns) ,reeholder !yon spo'e about trying some other options, such as developing ground level par'ing only) Administrator (onanni reminded the (oard that there %ould be > to 10 internal "irector (urd "irector "i2iralomo "irector 5ammond "irector !eary "irector 6into "irector #oe $7/ +ugman 6ublic 7nformation /fficer 2arifo "igital 8 ocial &edia &anager pencer par'ing spots in the Administration (uilding that %ill be lost due to additional security enhancements to be implemented) ,reeholder !yon said that the cost to build is estimated at ?3 million) ,reeholder $abana noted that this %ould be over a 35 @ 50 year use period) Asing another area for par'ing is not feasible, such as the poc'et par' area because of the value of the land versus the value of the e9isting par'ing area) +here are also historic restrictions) :ven if %e spent the time and money on a feasibility study, he felt %e %ould not come up %ith anything better than %hat %e have) &r) 5ammond responded that the area %here the par'ing dec' is no% could not be used to develop a building) !oo'ing ahead, the chuyler 6lace par'ing lot property could be used to construct a building that could be attached to the Administration and #ecords (uilding) 5e feels if the (oard does a feasibility study, %e %ill end up %ith the same results %e already have %ith the added e9pense of delay) ,reeholder &astrangelo brought up the idea of a public0private partnership for the par'ing area) ,reeholder 3ric'us as'ed about the obligations of the $ounty to provide par'ing spots for the tate employees) 7t %as noted that there %as agreement bet%een the tate and the $ounty %hen ,reeholder 3ric'us ,reeholder !yon ,reeholder capicchio ,reeholder0elect "e,illippo
the $ourt system %as transferred over to the tate in the 1>>0s) COUNTY COUNSEL5S RE4ORT 5is department has revie%ed fifty resolutions) +here is one ordinance for introduction at tonight4s meeting for demolition and design of the Ann treet 6ar'ing "ec' %hich is structurally deficient) FREEHOLDER /ROSSI he presented to the (oard a 6reservation +rust ,und 201- +a9 $onsiderations chart sho%ing three funding scenarios %ith an 1B8 cent ta9 cut, a C cent ta9 cut and a 3B8 cent ta9 cut) +he 6reservation +rust ,und is doing a study to see %hat the needs are to see ho% %e can best utiliDe the funding) +here is no recommendation from the committee because they feel they are not in a position to do so %ithout the study results) +he study results %ill not be available until later in 201-) 5er recommendation is to use the study results to ma'e a more informed decision for the 2015 ta9 and for the 201- budget to reduce the ta9 by 1B8 cent) ,reeholder &astrangelo polled the board to see if there %as ,reeholder (oard support for any of the recommendations) +he ma=ority of the (oard %ould support the 1B8 cent reduction) "eputy "irector capicchio %ould support the 1B8 cent reduction as %ell as ,reeholders $abana, $esaro, 2rossi, %ith ,reeholder 3ric'us leaning more to%ard the C reductionE ,reeholder !yon selected no particular one and "irector &astrangelo supported 1B8 to C cent based on the trending of the applications) ,reeholder $esaro supported the 1B8 cent, but could support a larger cut if this %ould not =eopardiDe the program) ,reeholder 2rossi noted that the flood mitigation program is a long0term pro=ect) 7f %e put another ?1F million Gthe amount that has been ta'en outH, this %ill significantly bring do%n the ?5; million balance of the entire preservation program) Ie are trying to access the needs of all 3> to%ns) Ie need to ma'e an intelligent decision on this) ,reeholder !yon as'ed about the ratables) &s) !eary replied that the ratables are estimated to be about the same as last year, possibly refined a bit) +he applications for /pen pace are do%nE 5istorical 6reservation, steadyE ,armland, do%nE and ,lood &itigation are up)
reserve corps training) everal of the ,ire Academy courses are no% professionally accredited %hich means our courses such as ,irefighters 7 and ,irefighters 77 %ill no% be nationally recogniDed and accepted) :leven to%ns and county agencies used /:& equipment during the month of /ctober) /:& assisted 6icatinny Arsenal %ith an active shooter drill) +hey provided the mass casualty bus for the e9ercise and the /:& staff made up the victims that had fa'e in=uries) FREEHOLDER CESARO +here %as nothing to report on the +ransparency 2roup or hared ervices) ,or &osquito $ontrol, transition is still on trac' for 1anuary 1, 201-) ,our commissioners decided not to continue %ith the ne% advisory board) +%o members from the $ommission decided to continue, 5enry a%os'i and Amy "i(artolo) $arlos 6ereD from health management has agreed to serve if appointed) +here are three member vacancies at this point, of %hich one of the members must have e9perience in the health field) #ecommendations from the (oard %ould be appreciated) taff is in the process of outreach based on recommendations from the &osquito $ommission and other county contacts) ,reeholder $esaro %ould li'e to be liaison to this advisory board if approved) FREEHOLDER SCA4ICCHIO 5e reported on 6ublic Ior's pro=ects. • +he bridge on #oc'a%ay Jalley #oad in (oonton +o%nship has been reopened follo%ing emergency repairs) +urf installation has essentially been completed) +he 6ar' $ommission is loo'ing at the possibility of some rental time in "ecember)
FREEHOLDER CABANA !a% and 6ublic afety @ 5ealth &anagement received a ?3,500 grant to support the medical
At 3 p)m) they had their facilities revie% committee meeting of the capital budget pro=ects) #ight no% %e are at ?23,;15,000 for 201- capital improvements) +here %ere some last0 minute items coming in that added a lot of money to the budget, such as court administration security upgrades and an additional courtroom in &orristo%n) +here is the Ann treet par'ing dec' for ?3 million) +here is some disagreement in the committee %hether the par'ing is needed) 5e is of the opinion that it is needed and ,reeholder $abana is of that
same opinion) ,reeholder !yon %ants an opportunity to e9plore some other options) FREEHOLDER LYON 5e reported that the 6ro=ect 5omeless $onnection %ill ta'e place on "ecember 5 at t) 6eters :piscopal $hurch %ith the opening ceremony starting at >.00 a)m) (udget 5e suggested "ecember 18 as the date for the mayors input to the 201- budget) ,reeholder &astrangelo felt it %ould be more appropriate in 1anuary to get more participation from the mayors) ,reeholder !yon %ill come up %ith a couple of dates to discuss %ith the (oard at the ne9t %or' session meeting) FREEHOLDER 0RIC0US (udget +hey had a good meeting %ith $$&) /ur recommendation is to hold the funding level as is and 'eep staff) 5e distributed a handout of the olar Apdate tatus of 6ro=ects, olar 7 and olar 77 %ith a report on &orris $ounty 2uarantee 6otential :9posure) +he ,reeholder (oard discussed if this material could be used for press releases or for presentations to municipalities) ,reeholder capicchio noted that he recalled this can be used for ,reeholder tal'ing points %hen going around the county) +here is not a need for a press release) (oth attorneys signed off on all the information in the document and it does not affect or =eopardiDe any ongoing litigation or issues %ith regard to the solar pro=ect) "irector &astrangelo did as' if they %ould validate this information one more time to ma'e sure this %ill not =eopardiDe the on0going litigation) &r) /4&ullan can %or' on this) ,reeholder 3ric'us said the %hole ob=ective %ith &att 1essup and teve 6earlman %as for public understanding of the issue) ,reeholder $abana as'ed %hen did the ,reeholder (oard authoriDeBvote for the attorneys to put this material together, and he is %ondering about the cost) 5e %ent bac' in the minutes and could not find any vote of this by the (oard) ,reeholder 3ric'us said a ma=ority of the (oard voted in closed session) 7t %as not unanimous) 5e feels it had a good impact on our negotiations) ,reeholder 3ric'us said that >0K of the billing %as for finaliDing the agreement and 10K %as the ,reeholder portion for presentation and discussion) ,reeholder &astrangelo reiterated to go bac' verifyBvalidate to determine %ith counsel that
there are no issues do%n the road that could affect us from a litigation standpoint) ,reeholder $abana as'ed to see copies of the invoices to see &att 1essup4s administrative e9penses redefined) DE4ARTMENT HEADS RE4ORTS &s) (uchanan distributed a draft of the ,reeholder ne%sletter prepared by the public information and social media department) +he ,reeholders approved to go for%ard %ith this) &r) 5ammond reported that nine months ago the ,ederal 5igh%ay Association came do%n on the N1 "ept) of +ransportation for not follo%ing proper procedures) Ie almost lost some funding) Ie have been able to get that bac') 6art of it %as a federal oversight on our ,ederal dollars) #epresentatives from the federal government =ust inspected the (er'shire Jalley #oad pro=ect %hich is federally funded by several million dollars) 7t %as a t%o0 hour meeting revie%ing all areas including bidding, construction inspection, ":6, traffic control, etc) +hey did not come up %ith one single thing that %as %rongE than's to $hris JitD and #oselyn 3hurdan @ great =ob @ 'eep it going) 5e noted that it4s been a Lgreat rideM @ al%ays been proud to say that he %or's for &orris $ounty) &r) +ugman reported that the audioBvideo system has been a%arded for the public meeting room) +hey %ill be meeting tomorro% %ith the company to go over the specs) +he company understands the immediacy of this pro=ect) +hree resolutions on tonight @ No) -3 is licensing in regard to &icrosoftE No) -is for &orris Jie% point of care piecesE No) 50 is to increase in funding for additional archiving and shredding of records) ,reeholder &astrangelo pulled No) -3 @ %hich &r) +ugman e9plained is the $ounty4s buy of all the &icrosoft licenses and products to include three years of soft%are assurances the $ounty is not currently licensed for) +he purchase includes document management soft%are to improve the $ounty4s ability to universally collaborate and share documents) Additionally the purchase includes the option to migrate to & 3F5 or cloud architecture)
&r) 6into reported on a %ay to increase funding for the &A6 program) +he $asino #evenue ta9 funds for the &A6 program have decreased by over -5K since 2008 and are estimated to decrease by ?185,000 for &orris $ounty from 2013 to 201-) 5e discussed an alternate revenue source to have advertisements placed on the &A6 buses) About four other counties are doing this @ another four are putting together bids) +here is a company called 2ate%ay Advertising in !ong Jalley that has captured the bids for four other counties) Ie %ould permit the outdoor advertising company to generate advertising dollars) +he revenue is usually split 50050 bet%een the advertising company and the county) +here %ould be no cost to the $ounty for this program) Ie could place the nursing home advertising on the buses if there are open scheduling bloc's) +hey %ould follo% N1+ransit4s rules for appropriate advertisers) ,reeholder 2rossi as'ed about possible liability) &r) 6into %ill discuss this %ith the #is' &anagement "epartment) &r) 6into as'ed the (oard if they %ished to proceed %ith this) +here %as a consensus of the (oard to go ahead %ith the pro=ect) &r) "i2iralomo reported that the updated /:& %ebsite %ent live today) 7t is no% 70pad friendly) 1ust in the last couple of %ee's there have been over 23,000 vie%s on our ,aceboo' page) +hey are trying to get enough material out there so people %ill regularly loo' at it and %ill use it %hen something ma=or happens) Ior'ing in con=unction %ith the #oc'a%ay +o%nship 6olice "epartment, last aturday they set up a s'y%atch camera system at the #oc'a%ay &all) +hey are %or'ing on customiDing the &A6 route map system so they can use this for emergency notification to those people %ho are disabled) +his %ill be through a federal grant) At 5.10 p)m) &r) /4&ullan read the follo%ing. I5:#:A , pursuant to 6)!) 1>;5 $h) 231, the /pen 6ublic &eetings Act, the (oard may e9clude the public to discuss matters as are provided under the ActE and I5:#:A , said Act provides that this (oard e9clude the public from the discussion of such matters, N/I, +5:#:,/#:, (: 7+ #: /!J:", that this (oard hereby e9cludes the public in order to discuss such matters) +he general nature of the sub=ects to be discussed is as follo%s. 1) !abor Negotiation $orrections /fficer Anion @ tatus of 6:#$ #uling
$ouncil F @ tatus 6ersonnel &atters. :mployee (enefits heriff4s /ffice @ taffing #equest Appointments /ne @ $ounty :ngineer /ne @ uperintendent of #oad 7nspections +%o @ 6lanning (oard $ontract Negotiations &orris Jie% 5ealth $are $enter 0 ,acility $ontracts #espectfully submitted, usan Allard "eputy $ler' of the (oard
+he meeting returned to open session at F.0- p)m) +hose present %ere ,reeholders &astrangelo, $abana, $esaro, 2rossi, 3ric'us, !yon, capicchio and ,reeholder0elect "e,illippo) Also present %ere. "an /4&ullan, $ounty $ounselE 1ohn (onanni, AdministratorE &ary 1o (uchanan, Assistant AdministratorE and #andy (ush, Assistant $ounty $ounsel) At F.05 p)m) ,reeholder $esaro made a motion to ad=ourn and ,reeholder capicchio seconded the motion) #espectfully submitted, "iane &) 3etchum $ler' of the (oard
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