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					                       HUNTERDON COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS
                               One East Main Street, Victorian Plaza
                                  Flemington, New Jersey 08822
                                        August 08, 2000



The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders convened in accordance with the provisions of the
Open Public Meetings Act at 3:00 p.m.

PRESENT: MS. KARROW, MR. MELICK, MR. FUZO, MR. MULLER, MR. SAUERLAND.

Director Karrow announced: "This meeting is being held in accordance with the provisions of the Open
Public Meetings Act. Adequate notice has been given by posting throughout the year a copy of the
notice on Bulletin Boards on the First and Second Floor of the County Administration Building, Victorian
Plaza, One East Main Street, Flemington, New Jersey, a public place reserved for such
announcements. A copy was mailed on or before April 14, 2000, to the Hunterdon County Democrat,
Lambertville Beacon, the Express, Courier News, Trenton Times, Hunterdon Review and Star Ledger,
newspapers designated to receive such notices and by filing a copy with the Hunterdon County Clerk.@

Pledge Allegiance.

Mr. Melick moved and Mr. Muller seconded a motion to approve all claims as signed and listed on the
Claims Register dated August 08, 2000.

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ROLL CALL: (AYES) MR. MELICK, MR. MULLER, MS. KARROW.
            (ABSENT) MR. FUZO, MR. SAUERLAND.

Director Karrow advised all matters listed under the Consent Agenda are considered to be routine by
the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Hunterdon and will be enacted by one motion in the
form listed below. There will be no separate discussion of these items. If discussion is desired, that
item will be removed from the Consent Agenda and will be considered separately.

Mr. Melick moved and Mr. Muller seconded these:

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RESOLVED, Marilyn Morrison appointed permanent, full time Senior Clerk Typist, County Clerk=s
Office, $17,808 per annum, effective August 7, 2000.

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RESOLVED, William Claus appointed permanent, full time Program Development Specialist Youth
Services, Human Services Department, $31,189 per annum, effective August 7, 2000.

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RESOLVED, Thomas Galis appointed provisional, full time Road Repairer, Roads, Bridges and
Engineering, $24,125 per annum, effective July 25, 2000.

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RESOLVED, Jason Adams appointed provisional, full time Correction Officer, Corrections, $22,500 per
annum, effective July 29, 2000.

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RESOLVED, Peter Bross appointed provisional, full time Correction Officer, Corrections, $22,500 per
annum, effective July 31, 2000.

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RESOLVED, Ernesto Arroyo appointed temporary, seasonal, Summer Laborer, Roads, Bridges and
Engineering, $10.53 per hour, effective August 7, 2000.

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RESOLVED, Approving a policy regarding the use of overtime for the County.

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RESOLVED, Approving an amendment to Area Plan Grant, 10-048, for Adult Protective Services,
increase in state funding of $3,222.
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RESOLVED, Approving Change Order #1, for Bid 99-45, for the Reconstruction of County Bridge E-173,
in East Amwell Township, with John J. Skalley, Inc., decrease of $5,077.

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RESOLVED, Approving final payment for Bid 99-45, for the Reconstruction of County Bridge E-173, in
East Amwell Township, with John J. Skalley, Inc., in the amount of $15,251.06.

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RESOLVED, Approving plans and specifications for the Resurfacing and Storm Drainage of County
Route 513, in Alexandria Township, and authorizing the Purchasing Agent to advertise for bids.

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RESOLVED, Approving a State Equipment Use Agreement for a State Mosquito Control Commission
used 2000 ULV Electro Mist, for the Health Department in the Mosquito & Vector Control Program.

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RESOLVED, Approving a professional land surveying services agreement with Bohren & Bohren
Engineering Assoc., Inc., for surveying services in connection with the Farmland Preservation Program,
in the amount of $4,450.

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RESOLVED, Approving application for payment #12, for Bid #99-06, for the construction of the Route 12
Office Building, with Hajdu Construction, Inc., general contractor, in the amount of $358,913.08.

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RESOLVED, Approving application for payment #9, for Bid #99-06, for the mechanical work, in
connection with the construction of the Route 12 Office Building, with Washington Mechanical, Inc., in
the amount of $46,267.76.

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RESOLVED, Approving application for payment #5, for Bid #99-06, for the electrical work, in connection
with the construction of the Route 12 Office Building, with Anything Electric. Co., in the amount of
$28,420.

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RESOLVED, Amending resolution of 7/25/00, for the Farmland Preservation Program, to include the
Foley property in Delaware and Kingwood Townships, in the 2001A Round.

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RESOLVED, Approving an Operating Assistance Agreement with NJ Transit, in the amount of $304,304
in grant funding and $101,435 as a County Match.

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RESOLVED, Approving a provider service agreement with Special Child Health Services Case
Management Unit/HMC, in the amount of $27,495.

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RESOLVED, Approving a Home Health Aide Services Agreement with Visiting Health & Supportive
Services for Certified Home Health Aide Services, in the amount of $118,010.

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RESOLVED, Authorizing a project proposal be submitted to NJ Transit for inclusion in the Consolidated
Job Access and Reverse Commute Competitive Grant Application, for Federal Assistance.

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RESOLVED, Approving a change order to the professional services agreement with BAC Killiam dated
April 11, 2000 to change their name to Hatch Mott MacDonald.


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RESOLVED, Approving the acquisition of right of way in conjunction with the reconstruction of County
Route 523 at Barley Sheaf Road in Readington.

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RESOLVED, Frederick C. Roll, Road Repairer, Roads, Bridges and Engineering, salary adjustment for
attaining CDL, $24,125 per annum, effective July 31, 2000.

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RESOLVED, Cathy Cobb appointed Secretarial Assistant 3 Non Steno, Superintendent of Schools
Office, $23,720 per annum, effective July 31, 2000.

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RESOLVED, Valerie Sykes appointed temporary, Clerk Transcriber, Administrator=s Office, $9.68 per
hour, effective August 09, 2000.

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RESOLVED, Approving appointments to the newly formed Open Space Advisory Board.

ROLL CALL: (AYES) MR. MELICK, MR. MULLER, MS. KARROW.
            (ABSENT) MR. FUZO, MR. SAUERLAND.

Director Karrow stated the appointments to the Open Space Advisory Board allows the municipalities to
know that the County is seeking additional members from other municipalities.

Director Karrow opened the meeting to the public for questions or comments not listed on the agenda.
There were none.

A request was received from the Milford Guild for permission to march on Route 519, from the Milford
Water Works, south, to the traffic light, on Sunday, October 29, 2000, at 2:00 p.m., as part of the
annual Milford Halloween Parade. Mr. Melick moved and Mr. Muller seconded a motion granting
permission provided this event is coordinated through the County=s Department of Roads, Bridges and
Engineering.

ROLL CALL: (AYES) MR. MELICK, MR. MULLER, MS. KARROW.
            (ABSENT) MR. FUZO, MR. SAUERLAND.

A request was received from Laura Judson, Senior Girl Scout, who is organizing Women=s Crisis
Services annual Candle Light Vigil, for permission for the event be held on the historic Court House
steps if possible, on Thursday, October 26, 2000, or on the Justice Center steps, in order to increase
awareness of Domestic Abuse and Violence. Mr. Muller confirmed that since this was not inside the
Court House, that the Sheriff=s Department would not need to provide security. He suggested that in
the future the Board discuss taking the Court House back and having Buildings and Maintenance open
and close the building for public use. Mrs. Yard will place this on the tickler for a policy revision. Mr.
Muller moved and Mr. Melick seconded a motion granting permission provided this event is coordinated
through the County=s Buildings and Maintenance Department and the Sheriff=s Office.

ROLL CALL: (AYES) MR. MULLER, MR. MELICK, MS. KARROW.
            (ABSENT) MR. FUZO, MR. SAUERLAND.

Correspondence was received from the Hunterdon County Bar Association requesting the establishment
of a replica law office in the historic Court House. After a brief discussion, County Administrator,
Cynthia J. Yard was directed to respond back advising them it will be under consideration in the future.

Jack Gentempo of Franklin Township, came before the Board requesting support in petitioning the
President, Federal Government and the FAA to institute a six month trial of the ocean routing
procedure, in an attempt to mitigate aircraft noise in New Jersey.

Director Karrow confirmed New Jersey=s Governor has endorsed this petition. Mr. Gentempo stated
numerous legislators have also supported a trial for ocean routing.

Mr. Muller moved and Mr. Melick seconded this:

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RESOLVED, Requesting the President, Federal Government and the FAA to institute a six month trial
of the ocean routing procedure, in an attempt to mitigate aircraft noise in New Jersey.

ROLL CALL: (AYES)      MR. MULLER, MR. MELICK, MS. KARROW.
              (ABSENT) MR. FUZO, MR. SAUERLAND.
      Mr. Muller moved and Mr. Melick seconded this:

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RESOLVED, Advising Division of Finance for the State that the Board of Freeholders received and
familiarized themselves with the County Audit.

ROLL CALL: (AYES)   MR. MULLER, MR. MELICK, MS. KARROW.
            (ABSENT) MR. FUZO, MR. SAUERLAND.

Mr. Muller moved and Mr. Melick seconded this:

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RESOLVED, Requesting the Division of Local Government Services insert an item of revenue in the
budget for Tobacco Control Prevention Treatment and Education Services, in the amount of $25,000.

ROLL CALL: (AYES)   MR. MULLER, MR. MELICK, MS. KARROW.
            (ABSENT) MR. FUZO, MR. SAUERLAND.

Mr. Muller moved and Mr. Melick seconded this:

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RESOLVED, Authorizing the cancellation of Improvement Authorization Balances.

ROLL CALL: (AYES)   MR. MULLER, MR. MELICK, MS. KARROW.
            (ABSENT) MR. FUZO, MR. SAUERLAND.

The Board discussed the addition of the Kanach property to the list of properties for deer hunting as
listed in the guidelines from the Park System. The Board feels the number of hunters as listed for
each park property is sufficient for now. Mr. Muller moved and Mr. Melick seconded a motion directing
the County Administrator to contact the Park System to see if there are areas where hunting can be
expanded for deer.

ROLL CALL: (AYES)   MR. MULLER, MR. MELICK, MS. KARROW.
            (ABSENT) MR. FUZO, MR. SAUERLAND.

Mr. Melick asked Mr. DeSapio to see if there is a reception tower on the Kanach property for cell
phones. If so, the County should be receiving that revenue.

Mrs. Yard reported that Item #1, under For Discussion is not an issue since Roads and Bridges have
advised here that an additional parking area will be added to Route 12. Mrs. Yard will continue to keep
track of the parking log at the Route 12 Complex. Mr. Muller feels the Park Avenue lot can be used as
an alternate area for Adult Education to park for their trips.

Mrs. Yard advised she=s come up with a mechanism after speaking with Nicholas Susalis, Chief of
Detectives, in the Prosecutor=s Office, concerning monitoring of unmarked vehicles. Every quarter she
will publish for him and the Freeholders, the tally of the mileage and if something doesn=t appear right,
Mr. Susalis will find out if there was a problem, or what caused the additional mileage. Mr. Muller
asked Mrs. Yard to find out the distance the people with the cars live from the workplace. Mrs. Yard
will add the commute to the worksheet.

Mrs. Yard received a request from Warden Wagner for certain personnel from the jail, be allow to attend
Certified Public Managers Training, which is now available for department heads. The County has a
policy that it pays so much for attendance. This is a one day a week course, for fifteen weeks, but it
spans over time, since its five weeks on and five weeks off. The Warden would like to open this course
up for people he is grooming for the future. Director Karrow said these people would receive leave with
pay, plus a portion of their tuition. The Warden would like to see three of his people go over the course
of the year, since his higher officers are getting ready for retirement. Mr. Melick moved and Mr. Muller
seconded a motion granting permission for attendance. Mrs. Yard stated this was discussed at budget
time and funds are available in Correction=s budget.

ROLL CALL: (AYES) MR. MELICK, MR. MULLER, MS. KARROW.
            (ABSENT) MR. FUZO, MR. SAUERLAND.

Mr. Muller said once these people have been certified, they should be brought before the Board tp be
congratulated.

Frank J. Bell, AIA, County Project Administrator, updated the Board on all County projects and
facilities. The architect is processing closing out documents for the North Branch County Library.
They are also talking about issues with the contractor which should be resolved by tomorrow.

Mr. Bell is waiting for the engineer and contractor to supply the final close out documents for the Route
12 Water System.

        Mr. Bell advised the Temporary Certificate of Occupancy has been issued for the Warehouse/Records
        Retention Center and the Certificate of Occupancy will be issued shortly.
Additional fencing needs to be completed at the Surface Parking Lot, prior to close out of the project.

Mr. Muller asked the status of the environmental issues at the Surface Parking Lot. County Counsel
DeSapio advised Michelle Gregory, of his office, has been monitoring this and he will report on this at
the next meeting.

Mr. Bell introduced Barry Hajdu, the contractor for the Route 12 Office Building. They have discussed
how to work through the construction schedule. Mr. Hajdu is confident about the substantial
completion date of November 3rd. He thanked the Board for their confidence in Hajdu Construction to
do the project. Mr. Hajdu explained how the wet weather and delivery problems effected the project.
His intent with the County=s needs, is to focus on the office areas. Drywall is going up, the spacklers
are workers. He=s waiting for permanent power, but for now a temporary service will be put in the
building and he=s coordinating that with GPU. He feels the office wing will be available to the County
before the November 3rd date. Mr. Muller said the critical factor at this time is the offices. Mr. Hajdu
doesn=t feel his punch list procedure won=t be done when the County moves in, but Mr. Bell will work
with him to get this accomplished. Mr. Muller asked for period updates from Mr. Hajdu.

Mr. Bell advised on the Court House, the roofing is complete. Patching and painting of the woodwork is
about 95% complete. The scaffolding should come down next week. The architect has been checking
the work every few days. The site work should begin the end of August, and finish the middle of
September.

Mr. Bell advised there was a ten month period for construction administration for the Court House with
Ford, Farewell, Mills and Gatsch in their contract. Their ten month period ends the middle of August,
so there will be additional costs as the project is extended through the middle of September. Bob
Rossi from the firm has been asked for letter indicating what that cost may be.

The review of the space for Justice Vernerio has been completed. The consultant=s revisions will be
completed by the end of the week. Mr. Bell provided the Board with a schedule of the project. The
State is requesting the County get cost estimating services for the architectural work by Cambridge
Construction in the amount of $850. The State has sent a letter approving this work. He will work with
Finance to get a requisition done.

Mr. Bell met with John Clarke, of Clarke, Caton and Hintz on redoing the proposal for the Main Street
County Complex. Mr. Clarke came up with a fee of $269,312. Director Karrow confirmed that is 7.75%
of the construction costs. She advised the state recommends not paying more than 8.7%. Mr. Bell
added the services for the Court house, old Warden=s area, and jail by Clarke, Caton and Hintz, would
be $335,000. Mr. Clarke provided a schedule for the project, and he predicts 75 weeks for the entire
project. The Board briefly discussed the architect for the project. Mr. DeSapio advised Mr. Clarke
knows Hunterdon=s expectation for professionals is high and he doesn=t want to quote a price that would
result in him not being able to meet the Board=s expectations as to the quality of the work. He is
interested in doing both projects. Director Karrow confirmed this would include a connection with the
Hall of Records. Mr. Muller moved and Mr. Melick seconded a motion to amend the contract with
Clarke, Caton and Hintz, AIA, to reflect the followings: that the County selected an alternative for the
new Administration Building of gutting the existing structure, and that his fee for architectural services in
connection with that portion of the contract is $269,312. And that the fee for the renovation of the
interior of the old Court House and Jail, be established at $335,000, with the understanding that the
renovation of the old jail includes providing handicapped access.

Mr. Muller said the Borough of Flemington is interested in using the courtroom and they would pay for
renovations. Mr. DeSapio recommended the AIA design the renovations.

Mr. DeSapio advised the project is being done under a fixed budget of $3,390,000 with a contingency of
$85,000. The design does not include the connection of the Administration Building to the historic
Court House.

ROLL CALL: (AYES) MR. MULLER, MR. MELICK, MS. KARROW.
            (ABSENT) MR. FUZO, MR. SAUERLAND.

Director Karrow confirmed with Mr. Bell and Mrs. Yard that skematics will be available the week after
Labor Day, from Clarke, Caton and Hintz. Mr. Bell was directed to have Mr. Clarke also start on the
grant for the historic Court House. The Board isn=t comfortable in moving ahead with construction, until
it knows how much will be received from the state.

Mr. Bell advised a proposal was sent to an architect for the Haz-Mat Building. In addition, Bob
Anderson, Director of Emergency Services, requested and RFP also be sent to Kimball Associates for
consideration. Mrs. Yard received a request from the Prosecutor=s Office asking that consideration be
given for an extra bay to be added, for the storage of vehicles at that location, so they won=t have to
continue renting space for same. Director Karrow asked that a special grant be looked into for this
provision, for construction.

Mr. Bell reported the public hearing for the golf course was held July 19th, and public comments were
received from the public.
         A meeting will be held tomorrow with the Park System on Deer Path Park, Phase II, with the engineer
         and Mr. Bell.
A proposal came from Cambridge Development Management to do a cost estimate on the Extension
Services Building. Director Karrow confirmed they would take Mr. Bell=s schematic drawings for the
senior center renovations and assign a cost to it. Mr. Bell advised his drawings were approved about
five years ago. Director Karrow directed Mr. Bell to see if the Office on Aging has any changes, and
bring this back before the Board at the next meeting.

John P. Glynn, Director, Roads, Bridges and Engineering, updated on all County road and bridge
projects. Final plans and specifications are ready for the 523/Route 31 project. DOT is preparing to
mobilize after the Flemington Fair. The contractor is working with DOT on a schedule for the project.
Landscaping and matting is being done for Route 650 today. Final paving will be done on August 14 or
15th. The project should be substantially completed by August 18th, weather permitting.

Final negotiations with Mr. Cassini took place regarding Route 620/523 realignment. The berms have
been completed, now the soil has to be stabilized. Readington Township received three quotes for the
work and a local landscaper has been chosen who will do the 10,000 yards of work for $51,030. The
agreement says the County will split the cost with the Township. Mr. Muller moved and Mr. Melick
seconded a motion approving the landscaper, Pine Bank Landscaping, in the amount of $51,030.

ROLL CALL: (AYES) MR. MULLER, MR. MELICK, MS. KARROW.
            (ABSENT) MR. FUZO, MR. SAUERLAND.

Mr. Glynn reported bids for guide rail will be received this Thursday.

The Bicycle and Pedestrian Safety Route on 650 is at DOT. The plans are being finalized to bring that
bicycle lane and sidewalks past 202 to 613. He is working with the residents on this.

Correspondence has been received from people in Tewksbury concerning 512. Mr. Glynn is addressing
those issues. He would like the 512 project bid this year.

An appeal is being worked on for D-388 and that should be ready by Friday.

Q-46 will be closed on August 16th for three to four months.

A meeting took place with SHPO and the historical group in Delaware Township concerning the covered
bridge.

Mr. Glynn reported the Intercounty bridge with Somerset will be closed and painted, beginning August
14th.

The substructure is complete for Harmony School Road. The superstructure beams will be set next
week and the deck should be completed by October 1.

Permits have been issued for Everitts Road and Mr. Glynn is working with the Township on issues
regarding the road. The project should have a Spring start.

A presentation will be made to SHPO regarding T-100 as it falls within the historic district of Cokesbury.


Mr. Glynn advised Hunterdon Central has requested the County look at several bridges. They are
having problems routing the school buses. There are 17 bridges in poor shape and the buses keep
getting larger and larger. He would like to issue permits for the use of certain bridges. There are 10
bridges posted for 10 tons and the schools want take across 15 tons. He asked how the Board wants
to proceed with this and asked about special use permits.

A representative from the Hunterdon Central High School Transportation Department, explained Mr.
Glynn has helped them work through the routes for a couple of years. There are three or four spots
where three vans are now utilized to reduce the tonnage on the bridges. Lamington Road in Readington
has a bridge with a 3 tons limit. HCHS doesn=t have a vehicle that meets the 3 ton limit. She explained
there are also problems with buses trying to turn, so the buses go miles out of the way, so they don=t
have to turn around. HCHS has been trying to make loops, to avoid problems. She asked if the actual
rate of the bus could be looked at against the rated weight. Directed Karrow directed Mr. Glynn to meet
with County Counsel DeSapio within the next couple of weeks, to come up with a recommendation for
the Board.

Mr. Glynn reported on the fence at the Surface Parking Lot on Park Avenue. There have been no
complaints from the residents. A meeting is being held on August 22, 2000 at 6 pm to discuss the
drainage situation. Flemington Borough will be sending notices to those residents adjacent to the
project, so they can come and voice their comments.



        Mr. Muller moved and Mr. Melick seconded this:

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        RESOLVED, Approving Requisition #20761, with Building Officials & Code Administration International,
for 10 BOCA Code Sets, for the Construction Board of Appeals, amount of $2,530.

ROLL CALL: (AYES) MR. MULLER, MR. MELICK, MS. KARROW.
            (ABSENT) MR. FUZO, MR. SAUERLAND.

Mr. Melick moved and Mr. Muller seconded this:

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RESOLVED, Approving Requisition #38252, with the New Jersey Recreation & Park Association, for
discount Amusement Park and discount Ski tickets, for the Park System, in the amount of $10,749.25.

ROLL CALL: (AYES) MR. MELICK, MR. MULLER, MS. KARROW.
            (ABSENT) MR. FUZO, MR. SAUERLAND.

Mr. Muller moved and Mr. Melick seconded this:

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RESOLVED, Approving Requisition #38381, with MacMaster Music, for a summer concert performance,
on August 17, 2000, for the Park System, in the amount of $4,000.

ROLL CALL: (AYES) MR. MULLER, MR. MELICK, MS. KARROW.
            (ABSENT) MR. FUZO, MR. SAUERLAND.

Mr. Melick moved and Mr. Muller seconded this:

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RESOLVED, Approving Requisition #38392, with the Flemington Art School, for Art Classes, for the
Park System, in the amount of $5,590.

ROLL CALL: (AYES) MR. MELICK, MR. MULLER, MS. KARROW.
             (ABSENT) MR. FUZO, MR. SAUERLAND.

Mr. Melick moved and Mr. Muller seconded this:

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RESOLVED, Authorizing the award of Bid #2000-20, for the Painting of Six County Bridges: B-8-W, L-
30, Ll-49, M-94 and U-20, to Aussie Construction Corp., in an amount not to exceed $66,050.

ROLL CALL: (AYES) MR. MELICK, MR. MULLER, MS. KARROW.
            (ABSENT) MR. FUZO, MR. SAUERLAND.

Mr. Muller moved and Mr. Melick seconded this:

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RESOLVED, Authorizing the award of Bid #2000-22, for One American Roads Model ALC-25 Leaf
Collector, to Seely Equipment and Supply Co., in an amount not to exceed $32,152.

ROLL CALL: (AYES) MR. MULLER, MR. MELICK, MS. KARROW.
            (ABSENT) MR. FUZO, MR. SAUERLAND.

Mr. DeSapio updated the Board concerning the Johnson property. A signed contract has been received
from the Johnson=s to sell their property to the County, known as Block 17, Lot 9.01, in the amount of
$135,000. Mr. Muller moved and Mr. Melick seconded a motion authorizing the purchase of the
Johnson property, in the amount of $135,000, with the funds to be taken from the $5.5 million
Administration Building project.

ROLL CALL: (AYES) MR. MULLER, MR. MELICK, MS. KARROW.
            (ABSENT) MR. FUZO, MR. SAUERLAND.

Director Karrow asked for any Freeholder and staff comments.

Mrs. Yard advised an invitation was received from the State Mosquito Control Commission to their
August 15, 2000 meeting, at Route 12, when they will present the Health Department with their new
spray unit.


        Mrs. Yard reported when HART was here in the County location, there were many things they shared
        with the County but they are now at the Old Egg Auction Building. They were requesting to continue to
        use the County=s mail services but when advised they services would be charged for, they decided to go
        a different route. Mr. Melick recommended privatizing the mail services. Mrs. Yard stated that could be
        considered but the County=s mail service has done a lot to save the County money.
Mr. Melick has seen a brochure, put out by POLYTECH, for advanced studies. There are many
education entities in Hunterdon, such as the High Schools, Adult Education, POLYTECH and Raritan
Valley Community College. There appears to be a tremendous redundancy that POLYTECH is trying to
offer. This is a duplication of services and an unnecessary use of taxpayer funds, when we are all one
community. He suggested a letter be sent to the Hunterdon County Superintendent of Schools calling
this to his attention, and ask him to report to the Freeholders on ways to get a handle on these
charges. Mr. Muller recommended asking POLYTECH about this on Monday, when the Freeholders=
meet with them.

Questions answered for the press.

Mr. Muller moved and Mr. Melick seconded these:

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RESOLVED, Executive Session to discuss various personnel matters with the County Administrator
and Human Resources Director.

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RESOLVED, Executive Session to discuss contract negotiations for state inmates at the Correctional
Facility with Warden Wagner over the fee the State will pay to house inmates at the County Jail.

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RESOLVED, Executive Session to discuss the status of the County=s appeal in connection with the
Peck=s Ferry Bridge.

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RESOLVED, Executive Session to discuss negotiations over a prospective property purchase in the
Borough of Flemington.

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RESOLVED, Executive Session to discuss litigation with Ray Angelini, Inc., over claims for extras at
the new North Branch County Library.

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RESOLVED, Executive Session to discuss the status of the water permit in connection with the golf
course and the approach towards evaluating and possibly awarding the contract.

ROLL CALL: (AYES) MR. MELICK, MR. MULLER, MS. KARROW.
            (ABSENT) MR. FUZO, MR. SAUERLAND.

The Hunterdon County Board of Chosen Freeholders recessed at 5:45 p.m., went into Executive
Session at 5:56 p.m. and reconvened in Open Session at 7:13 p.m.

There being no further business to come before the Board, Director Karrow adjourned the meeting at
7:13 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,



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Denise B. Doolan
Clerk of the Board