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February Board of Commissioners Meeting Minutes

SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
Open Session Commission Meeting


February 21, 2007


The regularly scheduled Commission meeting of the South Jersey Transportation Authority was held on Wednesday, February 21, 2007 commencing at 10:20 a.m. at the Authority Administrative Offices, Farley Service Plaza, Atlantic City Expressway, Milepost 21.3, Elwood, New Jersey.

The following Commissioners were present:

Vice Chairman Mark Summerville
Commissioner Jeffery A. April, Esq.
Commissioner Ernest Coursey
Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr.
Commissioner Louis Toscano, via Telecommunications
Commissioner Kris Kolluri, NJDOT
Commissioner Edward Dietz, for Commissioner Virginia Bauer, NJDOC

The following Commissioners were absent:

Chairman Frank Spencer
Commissioner Joseph Dougherty, Esq.

Also present:

Bart Mueller, Executive Director
Michael Perrucci, Esq., General Counsel
Susan Drake, Authority Board Secretary

Chairmanís Statement

Vice Chairman Summerville called the Commission Meeting to order at 10:20 a.m.

Vice Chairman Summerville opened the Commission Meeting by advising the members of the Commission that this meeting as required by the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 231, P. L. of 1975, was advertised in the three designated newspapers and sent to the New Jersey Secretary of State. Notice was posted in the terminal of the Atlantic City International Airport, the South Jersey Transportation Authorityís Atlantic City Offices and the Tourist Information Center located at the Farley Service Plaza on the Atlantic City Expressway as prescribed by law.

A total of five (5) members of the public attended the meeting.
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Roll Call

Vice Chairman Summerville requested the Secretary to call the roll:

Commissioner Present Absent
Chairman Frank Spencer X
Vice Chairman Mark Summerville X
Commissioner Jeffery A. April, Esq. X
Commissioner Ernest Coursey X
Commissioner Joseph R. Dougherty, Esq. X
Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr. X
Commissioner Louis Toscano, via Telecommunications X
Commissioner Kris Kolluri, NJDOT X
Commissioner Edward Dietz, NJDOC X

Approval of the Agenda

Vice Chairman Summerville called for a motion to approve the February 21, 2007 agenda.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner April and seconded by Commissioner Kolluri approving the February 21, 2007 agenda. A unanimous vote was taken adopting and approving the agenda. This agenda is attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

Approval of the January 9, 2007 Commission Meeting Minutes

Vice Chairman Summerville called for a motion to approve the January 9, 2007 Commission Meeting minutes.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner April and seconded by Commissioner Kolluri, approving the January 9, 2007 minutes. A unanimous vote was taken adopting and approving the minutes.

Petitions and Communications

Vice Chairman Summerville asked Mr. Mueller if there were any petitions or communications to be brought before the Board of Commissioners.

Mr. Mueller responded that all previous petitions and communications have been either mailed to the Commissioners prior to the meeting or are at their places.



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Awards

Mr. William Schiavi, from the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization was honored as the "Employee of the Month" for February 2007.

Mr. Mueller congratulated Patricia Bailey, Risks Management & Benefits Manager for her completion of her Masters of Administrative Science Degree.

Executive Report

Mr. Sam Donelson, Director of Engineering presented his report on the Capital Budget and the Five Year Capital Plan. This report is attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

Vice Chairman Summerville asked the Commissioners if they had any questions. No questions were asked.

Public Response to Agenda Items

Vice Chairman Summerville asked if there was any public response to the agenda items. There was no response from the public.

Presentation and Approval of Bills

Mr. Mueller stated that the bills are at the Commissioners places and are recommended for approval.

Vice Chairman Summerville called for a motion to approve the bills as submitted by the Finance Director.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner Coursey and seconded by Commissioner Gaymon, approving the bills submitted by the Finance Director.

Vice Chairman Summerville asked the Commissioners if they had any questions.

Commissioner April suggested having an in-house attorney that would avoid outside attorney rates and that the in-house attorney could oversee what needed to be farmed out to specialists. Commissioner April urged the Authority to consider hiring an in-house attorney.

Mr. Mueller stated that this issue will be brought up as a discussion item at the next Finance Committee meeting.
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Commissioner Coursey stated that he raised this issue previously and it needed to be revisited, that it would be worth looking at even if only hiring a part-time in-house attorney. He also stated that he would like to take the opportunity a look at what our outside attorneys are paid.

Commissioner April stated that it was his impression that Route 30 overpass, because of our reduction in our Capital Budget, construction dollars are not going be available in the 2007 budget for that project.

Mr. Sam Donelson stated that $1.4 million dollars have been set aside from the New Jersey Department of Transportation Trust Fund that will allow us to begin design, then enter the level gaming element which we need to make sure that we do not spend money unwisely, that we know where the ultimate location will be. Mr. Donelson also stated that based on what we know, it would directly conflict with the location that we had pinpointed for the walkway, the intention is to move it down one block to be sure that is the best location to make sure it is in the best interests as far as the community is concerned.

Commissioner Coursey stated for the record that he is concerned about the safety issues with this project.

Commissioner Kolluri suggested the Authority, the City of Atlantic City, the casinos and the New Jersey Department of Transportation meet to discuss this matter. He also stated that it makes no sense to build a pedestrian walkway that will be demolished in a year and he does not intend to invest monies in a project that will be demolished in a year if not in the right location.

Vice Chairman Summerville requested the Secretary to call the roll:

Commissioner Motion 2nd Yea Nay Abstain Absent
Chairman Frank Spencer X
Vice Chairman Mark Summerville X
Commissioner Jeffery A. April, Esq. * X
Commissioner Ernest Coursey X X
Commissioner Joseph R. Dougherty, Esq. X
Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr. X X
Commissioner Louis Toscano X
Commissioner Kris Kolluri, NJDOT X
*Commissioner April approved all bills but abstained from voting on the bill from General Counsel Levensonís Office.

Finance Committee Report

The Finance Committee met on February 6, 2007 and discussed the topics on the attached agenda. This agenda is attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.


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Planning and Engineering Committee Report

The Planning and Engineering Committee met on February 6, 2007 and discussed the topics on the attached agenda. This agenda is attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

Operations Committee Report

The Operations Committee met on February 6, 2007 and discussed the topics on the attached agenda. This agenda is attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

Personnel Committee Report

The Personnel Committee met on February 6, 2007 and discussed the topics on the attached agenda. This agenda is attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

Vice Chairman Summerville asked the Commissioners if they had any questions. No questions were asked.

Resolutions and Motions

RESOLUTION 2007-08 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY ADOPTING THE 2007 CAPITAL BUDGET AND THE FIVE YEAR CAPITAL PLAN FOR THE AUTHORITY

Mr. Mueller presented Resolution 2007-08 and stated this is a Resolution authorizing the adoption of the 2007 Capital Budget and the Five Year Capital Plan as presented by our Chief Engineer this morning. This Resolution is recommended for your approval.

Vice Chairman Summerville called for a motion to approve Resolution 2007-08 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority adopting the 2007 Capital Budget and the Five Year Capital Plan for the Authority.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner Coursey and seconded by Commissioner Gaymon, approving the Resolution 2007-08.

Vice Chairman Summerville asked the Commissioners if they had any questions. No questions were asked.

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Resolutions and Motions Continued


Vice Chairman Summerville requested the Secretary to call the roll:

Commissioner Motion 2nd Yea Nay Abstain Absent
Chairman Frank Spencer X
Vice Chairman Mark Summerville X
Commissioner Jeffery A. April, Esq. X
Commissioner Ernest Coursey X X
Commissioner Joseph R. Dougherty, Esq. X
Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr. X X
Commissioner Louis Toscano X
Commissioner Kris Kolluri, NJDOT X
A copy of Resolution 2007-08 along with the 2007 Capital Budget and the Five Year Capital Plan are attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

RESOLUTION 2007-09 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING EXPENDITURES FOR ADVERTISING

Mr. Mueller presented Resolution 2007-09 to the Commissioners and stated this is a Resolution authorizing this year's expenditures for advertising the airport. Authorization will allow the Marketing Department to purchase, print and run radio ads during the year up to $400,000.00. A portion of these funds will be used to advertise Spirit's new service to Puerto Rico and Las Vegas. This Resolution is recommended for your approval.

Vice Chairman Summerville called for a motion to approve Resolution 2007-09 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing expenditures for advertising.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner Coursey and seconded by Commissioner April, approving Resolution 2007-09.

Vice Chairman Summerville asked the Commissioners if they had any questions.

Commissioner April asked, when you said print, are you talking about magazines or brochures?

Sharon Gordon, Director of Communications and Marketing responded newspaper ads, trade publications or any print-outs, we do not use any agencies, they are placed by ourselves and we get a 20% discount.

Vice Chairman Summerville requested the Secretary to call the roll:
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Resolutions & Motions Continued

Commissioner Motion 2nd Yea Nay Abstain Absent
Chairman Frank Spencer X
Vice Chairman Mark Summerville X
Commissioner Jeffery A. April, Esq. X X
Commissioner Ernest Coursey X X
Commissioner Joseph R. Dougherty, Esq. X
Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr. X
Commissioner Louis Toscano X
Commissioner Kris Kolluri, NJDOT X
A copy of Resolution 2007-09 is attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

RESOLUTION 2007-10 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A LANDLORD'S WAIVER FOR THE LEASED OFFICE SPACE WITH SIGNATURE SMILES/WINTER ENTERPRISES

Mr. Mueller presented Resolution 2007-10 to the Commissioners and stated this is a Resolution authorizing the execution of a Landlord's Waiver for the office space leased by Signature Smiles. This waiver is a requirement for the financial agreement between Signature Smiles and their bank and has been reviewed by our attorney. This Resolution is recommended for your approval.

Vice Chairman Summerville called for a motion to approve Resolution 2007-10 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the execution of a Landlord's Waiver for the leased office space with Signature Smiles/Winter Enterprises.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner Coursey and seconded by Commissioner April, approving Resolution 2007-10.

Vice Chairman Summerville asked the Commissioners if they had any questions. No questions were asked.

Vice Chairman Summerville requested the Secretary to call the roll:

Commissioner Motion 2nd Yea Nay Abstain Absent
Chairman Frank Spencer X
Vice Chairman Mark Summerville X
Commissioner Jeffery A. April, Esq. X X
Commissioner Ernest Coursey X X
Commissioner Joseph R. Dougherty, Esq. X
Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr. X
Commissioner Louis Toscano X
Commissioner Kris Kolluri, NJDOT X
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Resolutions & Motions Continued

A copy of Resolution 2007-10 along with Exhibit "A" are attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

RESOLUTION 2007-11 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING AMENDMENT NO. 6 TO THE E-ZPASS OPERATIONS INTERAGENCY AGREEMENT REGARDING PRIVATE COMPANY MEMBERSHIP IN THE INTERAGENCY GROUP

Mr. Mueller presented Resolution 2007-11 to the Commissioners and stated this is a Resolution authorizing an amendment to the E-ZPass Interagency Groups Operating Agreement. This amendment will create a membership category for private companies. This change is necessary to allow for use of E-ZPass on those facilities operated by private companies. Indiana Toll Road will be the first members under this category. This Resolution is recommended for your approval.

Vice Chairman Summerville called for a motion to approve Resolution 2007-11 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing Amendment No. 6 to the E-ZPass Operations Interagency Agreement regarding private company membership in the interagency group.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner April and seconded by Commissioner Coursey, approving Resolution 2007-11.

Vice Chairman Summerville asked the Commissioners if they had any questions. No questions were asked.

Vice Chairman Summerville requested the Secretary to call the roll:

Commissioner Motion 2nd Yea Nay Abstain Absent
Chairman Frank Spencer X
Vice Chairman Mark Summerville X
Commissioner Jeffery A. April, Esq. X X
Commissioner Ernest Coursey X X
Commissioner Joseph R. Dougherty, Esq. X
Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr. X
Commissioner Louis Toscano X
Commissioner Kris Kolluri, NJDOT X
A copy of Resolution 2007-11 along with Amendment No. 6 are attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.



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Unfinished Business

Vice Chairman Summerville asked if there was any unfinished business to be brought before the Board of Commissioners. There was no unfinished business.

New Business

Vice Chairman Summerville asked if there was any new business to be brought before the Board of Commissioners. There was no new business.

General Comment

Vice Chairman Summerville asked if there were any general comments.

Mr. Owen Darling, from Ace Luxury Car Service of Atlantic City addressed the Board of Commissioners objecting to the fee that will charge limousines and buses to drop off customers at the Atlantic City International Airport.

Mr. Mueller responded that there will be a fee but that the Authority will look at the issue again to see how the Authority can make it fair to transportation services and to the airport.

Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next meeting of the South Jersey Transportation Authority has been scheduled for Tuesday, March 20, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at the South Jersey Transportation Authority Administration Offices, Farley Service Plaza, Atlantic City Expressway, Milepost 21.3, Elwood, New Jersey.

Mr. Mueller welcomed Commissioner Kris Kolluri and stated that he appreciated Commissioner Kolluri taking the time out of his busy schedule to attend the meeting today and we look forward to working with him and the State of New Jersey for this administration.

Adjournment

There being no additional business at this time, Vice Chairman Summerville called for a motion to adjourn the Open Session Commission Meeting.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner April and seconded by Commissioner Kolluri, adjourning the meeting at 10:55 a.m.


Susan Drake, Authority Board Secretary Recorded/Transcribed by Susan Drake

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