Archive for the ‘Citizens Forum’ Category

UCCF 6/7/18: DeCotiis Back

2018-554: A Resolution appointing DeCotiis, Fitzpatrick, Cole & Giblin, LLP of Teaneck, NJ as special counsel to represent the County of Union in the matter entitled H.C. Equities, L.P. v. UC, et als, in an amount not to exceed $20,000.
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UCCF 6/7/18: County Print Shop

2018-552: Authorizing the County Manager to enter into shared services agreements with local municipalities for the use of the County Print and Sign Shops housed at 179 West Grand Street, Elizabeth. the County of Union by way of Resolution #2017-1036 dated December 21, contracted with Xerox Cap;ital Services LLC for the period of January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2022.

2017-1036: Authorizing the County Manager to award the proposed contract using State and Federal cooperative contracts: Department of Engineering, Public Works & Facilities; Division of Facilities Management: Xerox Corporation, Woodbridge, New Jersey, for the purpose of providing equipment leasing and labor service for an on-site Print Shop for the period of January 1, 2018 through December 31, 2022 in the not to exceed amount of $2,101,228.60. The use of the Print Shop is extended to all other governmental entities in Union County as a Shared Service.

UCCF 5/24/18: Bond Anticipation Notes to Bonds

Official county debt is now:
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At last night’s freeholder meeting there were several resolutions paying off Bond Anticipation Notes and issuing long-term bonds. The next few blogs will look in detail at county debt but, for now, here are those resolutions and some Q&A:

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UCCF 4/26/18: Kemper To Run Scotch Plains Golf Too

2018-422: Authorizing the County Manager to amend Resolution 2014-881 for the purpose of reflecting an amendment to the Management Contract with Kemper Sports Management, Inc., for the provision of services, in accordance with said Management Contract, and assisting the County in fulfilling the terms of a Shared Services Agreement with the Township of Scotch Plains for the operation, management and maintenance of the Scotch Hills Golf Course in an amount not to exceed $3000.00 a month for a term to commence on May 1, 2018 and terminate on November 16, 2019.
2018-423: Authorizing the County of Union to enter into a Shared Services Agreement with the Township of Scotch Plains for the operation, management and maintenance of the Scotch Hills Golf Course, through the County’s Management Contract with Kemper Sports Management, Inc., in an amount not to exceed $3000.00 per month, for a term commencing on May 1, 2018 and terminating on November 16, 2019.

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UCCF 4/26/18: Polilitics IS Government – Riposte

In response to the disingenuous denials at last week’s freeholder meeting that the Chairman of the Union County Democratic Committee orders them around:
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To which I got this:
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UCCF 4/19/18: Open Space Theft – 2018


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With the only response being:
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To which I respond:
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UCCF 4/19/18: 2018 Budget With An Objection


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2018-315: Resolution Introducing and Approving the Annual Budget of the County of Union for the Fiscal Year 2018.
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Though during the vote there was an objection:
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