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Commission Meeting Agenda - February 17, 2009

SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING
FEBUARY 17, 2009

AGENDA

The February 17, 2009 Board of Commissioners Meeting of the Authority will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the South Jersey Transportation Authority Administration Building at the Farley Service Plaza on the Atlantic City Expressway at Milepost 21.3 in Elwood, New Jersey 08217.
Open Session

1. Statement of Public Notice

2. Roll Call

3. Approval of the Revised February 17, 2008 Agenda

4. Approval of the January 15, 2008 Minutes and February 6, 2009 Special Meeting Minutes pending the running of the Governor's veto period.

5. Employee Awards

6. Executive Session: Resolution 2009-37 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the exclusion of the public from a meeting with the Authority and Administrative personnel.

7. Roll Call upon return to Open Session

8. Executive Report
9. Committee Reports
10. Public Response to Agenda Items
11. Presentation and Approval of Bills

12. Resolutions and Motions

EXECUTIVE DEPARTMENT

RESOLUTION 2009-28 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY RECOGNIZING THE CONTRIBUTION TO THE AUTHORITY BY WADE LAWSON FORMER DEPUTY EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT

RESOLUTION 2009-29 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO SOUTH STATE, INC. OF BRIDGETON, NEW JERSEY FOR CONSTRUCTION OF THE WIDENING OF THE BERLIN CROSS KEYS BRIDGE

On November 18th and 19th, 2008, the Authority publicly advertised for bids for the widening of the existing Berlin-Cross Keys Bridge. On December 11, 2008, six (6) bids were received, opened and tabulated. South State, Inc. of Bridgeton, New Jersey was deemed the lowest responsible bidder in an amount not to exceed $4,595,252.00. This cost includes widening the existing bridge from a 60’ wide structure to a 92’. 2” structure and raising the bridge to a minimum vertical under clearance of 15’. 0”. Also included, is the widening of the abutments, installation of new piers adjacent to the existing piers, the raising and widening of the roadway approaches and adjacent ramps to accommodate the new geometry of the structure. The approaches will require new curbing and inlets to facilitate the widening. The cost also includes the replacement of the traffic signal equipment and new signalization timing will be implemented.

RESOLUTION 2009-30 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO JERSEY CONSTRUCTION, INC. OF HAMMONTON, NEW JERSEY FOR IMPROVEMENTS TO THE WESTBOUND SUNOCO ACCESS

On January 6th and 7th, 2009, the Authority publicly advertised for bids for improvements to the westbound Sunoco access at Milepost 2.8 on the Atlantic City Expressway. On January 23, 2009, eight (8) bids were received, opened and tabulated. Jersey Construction, Inc. of Hammonton, New Jersey was deemed the lowest responsible bidder in an amount not to exceed $144,879.00. This work includes extending the deceleration lane, which will allow vehicles more time to decelerate while entering the site improving safety. The cost includes furnishing all labor, equipment and materials, grading, excavation, asphalt paving, striping, construction of a concrete barrier curb and foundations, relocation of lighting and gas station signage and installation of guide rail as specified in the plans.

RESOLUTION 2009-31 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO B AND H CONTRACTING, INC. OF FOLSOM, NEW JERSEY FOR ELECTRICAL AND PLUMBING IMPROVEMENTS TO POTABLE WELLS

On December 19, 2008, the Authority publicly advertised for bids for improvements to the well sites at the Frank Farley Service Plaza. On January 23, 2009, five (5) bids were received, opened and tabulated. B&H Contracting, Inc. was deemed the lowest responsible bidder in an amount not to exceed $153,700.00. The cost includes replacing existing piping and antiquated electrical equipment on the potable wells.

RESOLUTION 2009-32 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO BR WELDING, INC. OF HOWELL, NEW JERSEY FOR STAIR REMEDIATION AT THE NEW YORK AVENUE GARAGE

On August 20th and 21st, 2008, the Authority publicly advertised for bids for Stairwell remediation at the New York Avenue Garage. On September 19, 2008, one (1) bid was received. Due to the cost of the bid and it being the sole bid, the Authority sought to re-bid the project. On December 19, 2008, the Authority publicly advertised a Re-Bid for the stair remediation at the New York Avenue Garage. On January 20, 2009, four (4) bids were received, opened and tabulated. BR Welding, Inc. of Howell, New Jersey was deemed the lowest responsible bidder in an amount of $311,861.00 for the total base bid or Item #BB1. Work includes demolition, repair and reconstruction of three existing stairwells located within the New York Avenue Parking Garage.
AIRPORT DEPARTMENT

RESOLUTION 2009-33 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A CONTRACT WITH THE NEW JERSEY STATE POLICE TO PROVIDE LAW ENFORCEMENT SERVICES AT THE ATLANTIC CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The Authority utilizes the New Jersey State Police for law enforcement purposes. The existing Memorandum Of Understanding needed to be revised to reflect the increased New Jersey State Police presence resulting from the Egg Harbor Township Police no longer providing law enforcement services. The revised agreement reflects the need for additional troopers, does not need to be renewed but may be terminated (as opposed to the three year terms in the prior agreement) and will result in long term savings to the Authority as it extends the term for payment of retraining troopers from fifteen (15) to twenty-five (25) years.

RESOLUTION 2009-34 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT TO THE HUDSON NEWS LEASE TO OPERATE A CONCESSION AT THE ATLANTIC CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The Authority entered into an agreement with Hudson News Group on February 1, 2008. The agreement allows the concessionaire to provide news, gifts and specialty retail concessions in certain spaces in the terminal at the airport. The agreement also provided the concessionaire with access to an additional space of approximately 1,457 square feet on February 1, 2009 in order to establish additional concessions. This space will not be available for use until February 1, 2010 therefore, legal counsel has determined that this has created a change to the final aspect of the agreement. The Authority and Hudson News have agreed that Hudson News shall take possession of the future space on or before 2010. Effective February 1, 2009 the Authority shall modify the concessionaire’s agreement by reducing their percentage rent. This agreement shall remain in affect until the concessionaire receives written notification that the future space is available. The current agreement expires on January 31, 2020.

RESOLUTION 2009-35 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT FOR NEW AIR SERVICE AT THE ATLANTIC CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
The Authority seeks to expand air service at the Atlantic City International Airport (“Airport”). Accordingly, it published a Request for Proposal on February 6, 2009 seeking qualified commercial passenger air service carriers that will provide national air hub connectivity not presently served from the Airport. The responses to the Request for Proposals are due in the last week of February. The Authority wishes to commence air service in time to take advantage of Atlantic City’s peak tourism season. Airline industry standards require approximately ninety (90) days to properly allocate capital costs, schedule routes, and advertise to generate passengers, and, therefore, to meet its goals the Authority must execute a contract with the most responsive air service carrier in March 2009. Therefore, the Executive Director seeks a delegation of authority that will enable the execution of the contract in March 2009, which will allow sufficient ramp up time for the successful airline.
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT

RESOLUTION 2009-36 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A LEASE FOR PARKING SPACES IN THE NEW YORK AVENUE GARAGE WITH ATLANTICARE REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER

This letter of understanding to lease to AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center twelve (12) parking spaces in its parking garage facility located at 19 South New York Avenue beginning Monday, January 5, 2009. AtlantiCare shall compensate SJTA in the amount of Forty ($40.00) Dollars per vehicle per month. AtlantiCare shall issue to SJTA a deposit in the amount of Four Hundred Eights ($480.00) Dollars for the first months parking and One Hundred and Twenty ($120.00) Dollars for the proximity card deposit upon the execution of this agreement. The Authority agrees to allow AtlantiCare the option to increase the number of leased parking spaces as necessary, up to a total of thirty-five (35) parking spaces. The term of this agreement shall be for a period of one (1) year and shall continue for successive one (1) year terms unless terminated by either party in writing upon thirty (30) days advance notice.

13. Petitions and Communications, Unfinished Business, New Business

14. General Comment

15. Time and Place of Next Meeting: March 17, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the South Jersey Transportation Authority Administration Building, Farley Service Plaza on the Atlantic City Expressway at Milepost 21.3 in Elwood, New Jersey 08217.

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