Archive for the ‘Citizens Forum’ Category

UCCF 10/12/17: UC Insurance Fund Commission

2017-848: Authorizing the establishment the Union County Insurance Fund Commission.

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UCCF 10/12/17: More Pay-To-Play

2017-825: Amending Resolution Number 2017-296, a Professional Engineering Service Contract with T&M Associates of Middletown, New Jersey to provide additional engineering services associated with the Groundwater Remediation and Monitoring at the Venneri Complex, Westfield, New Jersey in an amount not to exceed $112,500.00 for a new contract amount not to exceed $295,160.00. (Union County Engineering Project #2011-031)

2017-827: Amending Resolution Number 2017-70, a Professional On Call Environmental Engineering Service Contract with CME Associates of Parlin, New Jersey to provide additional services for the County of Union in an amount not to exceed $20,000.00 for a new contract amount not to exceed $40,000.00. (Union County Engineering Project Number 2016-047)

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UCCF 10/12/17: Pleading for Property-Tax Relief

There is a reason that New Jersey has the highest taxes and is still in the worst fiscal shape of any state in the nation and that reason is that taxpayers seeking relief and providing solutions are the anomaly:

Pleas from James Bennett:
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UCCF 9/28/17: Miscellany

2017-781: Authorizing the County Manager to enter into an agreement with NMS Laboratories, Willow Grove, PA, for post-mortem toxicology lab services, per the contract term of September 1, 2017 through September 30, 2019, not to exceed 100,000.00, for basic and expanded testing services.

2017-797: Authorizing the County Manager to award a Professional Architectural and Engineering Service Contract, through a Request for Proposal (RFP) process, to Rees Jones, Inc., of Montclair, New Jersey for design and construction administration services for the Galloping Hill Golf Course Improvements, Borough of Kenilworth, County of Union, New Jersey for an amount not to exceed $80,832.00. (Union County Engineering Project Number 2016-031)

2017-813: Authorizing the County Manager to sign any and all documents necessary to enter into a Collective Bargaining Agreement with the Parks Maintenance Association, with a contract period to be determined.

UCCF 9/28/17: Escalating Corrections Costs

2017-807: Amending Resolution Number 2016-331, extending the agreement with County of Essex Department of Corrections Newark, NJ through April 30, 2018 for an additional amount of $314,944.01 for the purpose of relocating Union County adult inmates to Essex County Correctional Facility during construction phase for contract period April 18, 2016 through April 30, 2018 for a new total amount not to exceed $2,284,212.20.
2017-808: Amending Resolution Number 2016-1029, extending the agreement with CEC, Inc. West Caldwell, NJ through June 30, 2018 for an additional (6) six months and for an additional amount of $1,513,695.27 for the purpose of providing comprehensive Inmate Substance Abuse Treatment and Residential Correctional Facility Services for Union County Jail inmates for the contract period of January 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018 for a new total amount not to exceed $4,013,695.27. This contract is funded through the State of New Jersey.

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UCCF 9/14/17: Bauch Out; Hatfield to Weiner

2017-763: Authorizing the County Manager to reflect a change from Bauch, Zucker Hatfield to Weiner Law Group for various litigation defense assignments and labor personnel matters.
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Bauch Zucker and Harfield has gotten $2,893,791 since mid-2008 and before that Schenck Price Smith & King, LLP got  $964,792 since 2004. Firms associated with Richard Bauch have donated at least $284,920 since 1998.

UCCF 9/14/17: Encouraging Confrontation

Presentation will be made by Chairman Bruce Bergen and Dr. Mohammad Ali Chaundry, co-founder of the NJ Interfaith Coalition and as a member of the Interfaith Advisory Council of the NJ Office of Homeland Security and Preparedness, regarding the Stand Up For the Other pledge.


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