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SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
Open Session Commission Meeting


January 9, 2007


The regularly scheduled Commission meeting of the South Jersey Transportation Authority was held on Tuesday, January 9, 2007 commencing at 10:10 a.m. at the Authority Administrative Offices, Farley Service Plaza, Atlantic City Expressway, Milepost 21.3, Elwood, New Jersey.

The following Commissioners were present:

Chairman Frank Spencer
Commissioner Jeffery A. April, Esq.
Commissioner Ernest Coursey
Commissioner Joseph R. Dougherty, Esq.
Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr.
Commissioner Louis Toscano
Commissioner Patricia K. Snyder, for Commissioner Kris Kolluri, NJDOT
Commissioner Edward Dietz, for Commissioner Virginia Bauer, NJDOC

The following Commissioner was absent:

Vice Chairman Mark Summerville

Also present:

Bart Mueller, Executive Director
James Carey, Governor's Authorities Unit
Mark Peck, Esq., General Counsel
Susan Drake, Authority Board Secretary

Chairmanís Statement

Chairman Spencer called the Commission Meeting to order at 10:10 a.m.

The Chairman 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 three (3) members of the public attended the meeting.




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Roll Call

Chairman Spencer 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 * X
Commissioner Patricia K. Snyder, NJDOT X
Commissioner Edward Dietz, NJDOC X
*Commissioner Toscano arrived at 10:20 a.m.

Approval of the Agenda

Chairman Spencer called for a motion to approve the January 9, 2007 Agenda.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner Dougherty and seconded by Commissioner Coursey approving the January 9, 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 December 19, 2006 Commission Meeting Minutes

Chairman Spencer called for a motion to approve the December 19, 2006 Commission Meeting minutes.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner Coursey and seconded by Commissioner April, approving the December 19, 2006 minutes. A unanimous vote was taken adopting and approving the minutes.

Petitions and Communications

Chairman Spencer 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.

Awards

Mrs. Margaret Andermanis, Support Specialist, from the Airport Department was honored as the "Employee of the Month" for January 2007.

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Executive Report

Mr. Tim Chelius, Executive Director of the South Jersey Transportation Planning Organization presented his report on the SJTPO's regional planning, programming, project development and safety programs. This report is attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

Chairman Spencer asked the Commissioners if they had any questions.

Mr. Chelius stated that the planning and funding formulas are roughly a 10-4-1 ratio and that the SJTPO is the one unfortunately due to the population.

Commissioner April asked if the SJTPO has anything to do with the completion of Route 55. Mr. Chelius responded that they have been working on that since the beginning of the organization and that it is always their top priority. He also stated that it is something so massive and extremely important but something without an answer at this time.

Public Response to Agenda Items

Chairman Spencer asked if there was any public response to the agenda items. No comments were made.

Presentation and Approval of Bills

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

Chairman Spencer 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 Dougherty, approving the bills submitted by the Finance Director.

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

Chairman Spencer 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 X
Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr. X
Commissioner Louis Toscano X
Commissioner Patricia K. Snyder, NJDOT X
*Commissioner April approved all bills but abstained from voting on the bill from General Counsel Levensonís Office.
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Planning and Engineering Committee Report

The Planning and Engineering Committee met on December 28, 2006 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 December 28, 2006 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 December 28, 2006 and discussed the topics on the attached agenda. This agenda is attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

Finance Committee Report

The Finance Committee met prior to this meeting and discussed the topics on the attached agenda. This agenda is attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

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

Resolutions and Motions

RESOLUTION 2007-01 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY RECOGNIZING THE CONTRIBUTION TO THE AUTHORITY BY JAMES R. IANNONE, FORMER EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR FOR THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY

Mr. Mueller presented Resolution 2007-01 and stated this is a Resolution recognizing the dedicated service of retiring Executive Director James R. Iannone and formally thanking Jim for his hard work and wise counsel. Jim was not able to be here today so we will be presenting this Resolution to him at a later time. This Resolution is recommended for your approval.

Chairman Spencer called for a motion to approve Resolution 2007-01 recognizing the contribution to the Authority by James R. Iannone, former Executive Director for the South Jersey Transportation Authority.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner April and seconded by Commissioner Gaymon approving the Resolution 2007-01. A unanimous vote was taken adopting and

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Resolutions and Motions Continued

approving the Resolution. This Resolution is attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

RESOLUTION 2007-02 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO JARCHEM INDUSTRIES OF NEWARK, NEW JERSEY FOR THE PURCHASE OF POTASSIUM ACETATE SOLUTION FOR USE AT THE ATLANTIC CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

Mr. Mueller presented Resolution 2007-02 to the Commissioners and stated this is a Resolution authorizing the Authority to award a contract for the purchase of potassium acetate, a runway de-icing solution, to Jarchem Industries of Newark, New Jersey. The cost is $9,960.00 per 4,000 gallon delivery and how much we use depends on the winter storms. Weíve estimated five (5) deliveries for budget purposes. This Resolution is recommended for your approval.

Chairman Spencer called for a motion to approve Resolution 2007-02 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the award of a contract to Jarchem Industries of Newark, New Jersey for the purchase of potassium acetate solution for use at the Atlantic City International Airport.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner April and seconded by Commissioner Dougherty approving Resolution 2007-02.

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

Chairman Spencer 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
Commissioner Joseph R. Dougherty, Esq. X X
Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr. X
Commissioner Louis Toscano X
Commissioner Patricia K. Snyder, NJDOT X
A copy of Resolution 2007-02 is attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

RESOLUTION 2007-03 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO NEUBERT AERO CORPORATION FOR THE PURCHASE OF CONTINUOUS FRICTION MEASURING EQUIPMENT FOR THE ATLANTIC CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT


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Resolutions and Motions Continued

Mr. Mueller presented Resolution 2007-03 to the Commissioners and stated this is a Resolution authorizing the award of a contract to Neubert Aero Corporation for the purchase of continuous friction measuring equipment for the Atlantic City International Airport. This equipment is used to measure conditions on the runway caused by snow and ice, or by the buildup of rubber from aircraft tires. Neubert Aero Friction of Clearwater Florida is the sole bidder coming in at $49,738.00. This Resolution is recommended for your approval.

Chairman Spencer called for a motion to approve Resolution 2007-03 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the award of a contract to Neubert Aero Corporation for the purchase of continuous friction measuring equipment for the Atlantic City International Airport.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner Coursey and seconded by Commissioner April, approving Resolution 2007-03.

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

Chairman Spencer 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 Patricia K. Snyder, NJDOT X
A copy of Resolution 2007-03 is attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

RESOLUTION 2007-04 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING A PARKING AGREEMENT WITH ATLANTIC PIER ASSOCIATES, L.L.C. d/b/a THE PIER AT CAESARS REGARDING THE LEASE OF PARKING SPACES AT THE FAIRMONT AVENUE PARKING LOT

Mr. Mueller stated that the next four (4) resolutions are from the Transportation Services Department. Resolution 2007-04 is a Resolution authorizing the Authority to extend our existing agreement with Atlantic Pier Associates, LLC d/b/a The Pier at Caesars, for parking spaces at the Fairmont Avenue lot. This agreement covers 2007 and allows Caesars to use the Fairmont Avenue lot in the early morning hours, Monday though Saturday for a flat fee of $2,500.00 per month. This Resolution is recommended for your approval.




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Resolutions and Motions Continued

Chairman Spencer called for a motion to approve Resolution 2007-04 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing a parking agreement with Atlantic Pier Associates, L.L.C. d/b/a The Pier at Caesars regarding the lease of parking spaces at the Fairmont Avenue parking lot.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner Coursey and seconded by Commissioner April, approving Resolution 2007-04.

Chairman Spencer asked the Commissioners if they had any questions.

Commissioner Toscano asked how business was at the Fairmont Avenue parking lot. Bart Mueller responded that it was doing well. Carole Miller responded that during the week on busy times it does do a lot and did about $87,000.00 in revenue in 2006; hopefully in 2007 it will do three (3) times that amount.

Chairman Spencer 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 Patricia K. Snyder, NJDOT X
A copy of Resolution 2007-04 and Exhibit "A" are attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

RESOLUTION 2007-05 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH THE SALEM COUNTY INTER-AGENCY COUNCIL OF HUMAN SERVICES TO PROVIDE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES WITHIN SALEM COUNTY

Mr. Mueller presented Resolution 2007-05 and stated this is a Resolution authorizing the Authority to enter into an agreement with Salem County Inter-Agency Council of Human Services to provide shuttle services to Salem County residents to and from Pureland Industrial Park. The Inter-Agency Council on Human Resources has agreed to provide compensation for a full time driver and a vehicle under their grant program. This Resolution is recommended for your approval.

Chairman Spencer called for a motion to approve Resolution 2007-05 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the execution of an agreement with the Salem County



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Resolutions and Motions Continued

Inter-Agency Council of Human Services to provide transportation services within Salem County.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner Dougherty and seconded by Commissioner Coursey approving Resolution 2007-05.

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

Chairman Spencer 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 X
Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr. X
Commissioner Louis Toscano X
Commissioner Patricia K. Snyder, NJDOT X
A copy of Resolution 2007-05 and Exhibit "A" are attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

RESOLUTION 2007-06 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING THE EXTENSION OF A LICENSE AGREEMENT BETWEEN THE COUNTY OF ATLANTIC AND THE AUTHORITY FOR PARKING SPACES IN THE NEW YORK AVENUE PARKING GARAGE

Mr. Mueller presented Resolution 2007-06 to the Commissioners and stated this is a Resolution authorizing an agreement with Atlantic County for parking spaces at the New York Avenue garage. The Authority currently provides parking spaces for employees and visitors of the County. This new agreement will provide the same 150 parking spaces per day, Monday through Friday, for a period of three years. The Authority will receive $9,000.00 per month for the first year and $9,750.00 per month for the second and third year. This Resolution is recommended for your approval.

Chairman Spencer called for a motion to approve Resolution 2007-06 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the extension of a license agreement between the County of Atlantic and the Authority for parking spaces in the New York Avenue parking garage.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner Coursey and seconded by Commissioner Toscano, approving Resolution 2007-06.


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Resolutions and Motions Continued

Chairman Spencer asked the Commissioners if they had any questions.

Commissioner April stated that he was glad to see that Atlantic County is trying to expand parking in Atlantic City but he wished that they would try to expand parking near the Court House.

Chairman Spencer stated that maybe we can ask Carole Miller and Wade Lawson and others to engage the County so that we can assist them.

Chairman Spencer 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
Commissioner Louis Toscano X X
Commissioner Patricia K. Snyder, NJDOT X
A copy of Resolution 2007-06 and Agreement are attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

RESOLUTION 2007-07 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT BY AND BETWEEN MARINA DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT COMPANY, L.L.C. d/b/a BORGATA HOTEL CASINO AND SPA AND THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY FOR THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

Mr. Mueller presented Resolution 2007-07 to the Commissioners and stated this is a Resolution approving an agreement with the Borgata to provide employee transportation to and from the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden. The Borgata is contributing $3,500.00 per month to match a grant of the same amount. This Resolution is recommended for your approval.

Chairman Spencer called for a motion to approve Resolution 2007-07 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing an agreement by and between Marina District Development Company, L.L.C. d/b/a Borgata Hotel Casino and Spa and the South Jersey Transportation Authority for the provision of certain transportation services.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner Coursey and seconded by Commissioner April, approving Resolution 2007-07.

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


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Resolutions and Motions Continued

Chairman Spencer 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 Patricia K. Snyder, NJDOT X
A copy of Resolution 2007-07 and Exhibit "A" are attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

Unfinished Business

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

New Business

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

General Comment

Chairman Spencer asked if there were any general comments.

Commissioner April asked about the advertisement on the New York bridges by Geico. He questioned if there were to be meetings with the Authorities and the New Jersey Department of Transportation with the prospect of doing some advertising as a non-toll generated revenue source.

Commissioner Snyder responded that the request was made to the Department and will probably follow through with it.

Commissioner Coursey commended Chairman Spencer and Bart Mueller and the other Commissioners for creating the two new Deputy Executive Director slots for Kathleen Aufschneider and Wade Lawson. And that he thought it was a good move on behalf of the Authority.

Chairman Spencer thanked the entire staff for the great job that they do job that they to for the Board every day.


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Time and Place of Next Meeting

The next scheduled meeting of the South Jersey Transportation Authority has been scheduled for Wednesday, February 21, 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.

Adjournment

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

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner Gaymon and seconded by Commissioner April adjourning the meeting at 10:45 a.m.




Susan Drake
Authority Board Secretary

Recorded and transcribed by:
Susan Drake

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