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SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
Open Session Commission Meeting
October 16, 2007

The regularly scheduled Commission meeting of the South Jersey Transportation Authority was held on Tuesday, October 16, 2007 commencing at 10:05 a.m. at the Authority's Administration Building on the Atlantic City Expressway, Milepost 21.3 in Elwood, New Jersey.

The following Commissioners were present:

Chairman Kris Kolluri
Vice Chairman Mark Summerville
Commissioner Jeffery A. April, Esq.
Commissioner Ernest Coursey (Participated via Conference Call)
Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr.
Commissioner Louis Toscano

Also present:

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

Notice of Meeting

Chairman Kolluri asked the Secretary to read the Notice of Meeting

This meeting, as required by the Open Public Meetings Act, Chapter 231, P.L. of 1975, was advertised in three (3) designated newspapers and sent to the Secretary of the State of New Jersey. Notice was posted in the terminal of the Atlantic City International Airport, the South Jersey Transportation Authority’s Atlantic City Office and the Tourist Information Center located at the Farley Service Plaza on the Atlantic City Expressway as prescribed by law.

Roll Call

Commissioner Present Absent
Chairman Kris Kolluri X
Vice Chairman Mark Summerville X
Commissioner Jeffery A. April, Esq. X
Commissioner Ernest Coursey X
Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr. X
Commissioner Louis Toscano X

A total of three (3) members of the public attended the meeting.


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Open Session Commission Meeting
October 16, 2007
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Approval of the Agenda

Chairman Kolluri called for a motion to approve the October 16, 2007 agenda.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner April and seconded by Commissioner Summerville, approving the October 16, 2007 Commission Meeting agenda. Chairman Kolluri asked the Board of Commissioners for questions on the motion. No questions were asked. 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 September 20, 2007 Commission Meeting Minutes

Chairman Kolluri called for a motion to approve the September 20, 2007 Commission Meeting minutes.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner Coursey and seconded by Commissioner Toscano, approving the September 20, 2007 Commission Meeting minutes. Chairman Kolluri asked the Board of Commissioners for questions on the motion. No questions were asked. A unanimous vote was taken adopting and approving the September 20, 2007 Commission Meeting minutes.

Employee Awards

Sean Keating, from the Information and Tolls Technology Department, was honored as the "Employee of the Month" for October 2007. Wanda Bryant-Ison, from the State Police Department, was honored for her twenty-five (25) years of service to the Authority.

Executive Session

Chairman Kolluri asked General Counsel if an Executive Session was needed. Counsel responded yes.

Resolution and Motion

Resolution 2007-73 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the exclusion of the public from a meeting with the Authority and administrative personnel to discuss personnel matters, contract matters and litigation matters____________________________
Mr. Mueller presented Resolution 2007-73 to the Board of Commissioners stating this is a resolution authorizing the Authority to meet in a closed session to discuss personnel matters, contract matters and litigation matters. The minutes of this brief meeting will be disclosed to the public as and when required by law.



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Open Session Commission Meeting
October 16, 2007
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Resolution and Motion Continued

Chairman Kolluri called for a motion to move into Executive Session.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner Toscano and seconded by Commissioner April, approving Resolution 2007-73. A unanimous vote was taken, adopting and approving the resolution, adjourning the open session portion of the meeting at 10:10 a.m. A copy of Resolution 2007-73 is attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

The open session portion of the meeting reconvened at 10:20 a.m.

Roll Call

Commissioner Present Absent
Chairman Kris Kolluri X
Vice Chairman Mark Summerville X
Commissioner Jeffery A. April, Esq. X
Commissioner Ernest Coursey X
Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr. X
Commissioner Louis Toscano X

Executive Report

Chairman Kolluri asked Mr. Mueller for the presentation of the Executive Report. Mr. Mueller presented his report on the SJTA Vision Statement and Core Values.

Finance, Planning and Engineering, Operations and Personnel Committee Reports

Mr. Mueller reported to the Board of Commissioners that the Finance, Planning and Engineering, Operations and Personnel Committees met on October 2, 2007 and discussed the topics on the attached agendas. These agendas are attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

Public Response to Agenda Items

Chairman Kolluri announced that before we move to the presentation of the agenda items, he would like to open the floor to the public to give them an opportunity for comments on any of the agenda items. The Board of Commissioners previously agreed unanimously to approve the presentation of the agenda items via Consent Agenda and be voted upon by a single roll call. There were no comments from the public.



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Open Session Commission Meeting
October 16, 2007
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Presentation and Approval of Bills

Chairman Kolluri asked Mr. Mueller for the presentation of the bills. Mr. Mueller stated that the bills were mailed to the Board of Commissioners for their review prior to this meeting and are recommended for approval.

Chairman Kolluri 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 Summerville, approving the bills submitted by the Finance Director. Chairman Kolluri asked the Board of Commissioners for questions on the motion. No questions were asked.

Chairman Kolluri requested the Secretary to call the roll.

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

Resolutions and Motions

Resolution 2007-74 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the adoption of a Vision Statement and Core Values for Authority personnel________________________
Mr. Mueller presented Resolution 2007-74 to the Board of Commissioners stating this is a resolution authorizing the adoption of a Vision Statement to reinforce the Core Values which guide the Authority. This resolution was recommended for Board approval.

Chairman Kolluri called for a motion to approve Resolution 2007-74 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the adoption of a Vision Statement and Core Values for Authority personnel.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner Toscano and seconded by Commissioner Gaymon, approving Resolution 2007-74. Chairman Kolluri asked the Board of Commissioners for questions on the motion. No questions were asked.




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Open Session Commission Meeting
October 16, 2007
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Resolutions and Motions Continued

Chairman Kolluri requested the Secretary to call the roll.

Commissioner Motion 2nd Yea Nay Abstain Absent
Chairman Kris Kolluri X
Vice Chairman Mark Summerville X
Commissioner Jeffery A. April, Esq. X
Commissioner Ernest Coursey X
Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr. X X
Commissioner Louis Toscano X X
A copy of Resolution 2007-74 is attached hereto and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

Engineering Department Agenda Items

Mr. Mueller presented to the Board of Commissioners the next five (5) items from the Engineering Department that was approved by the Planning and Engineering Committee on October 2, 2007; (1) the Capital Budget amendment, to move up two projects-the apron expansion and the purchase of a firefighting pumper; (2) construction of the aircraft apron; (3) Construction Management Services for the aircraft apron; (4) the purchase of a Structural Firefighting Pumper and; (5) a License to Cross to the New Jersey American Water Company that requires crossing the Expressway’s right-of-way.

Resolution 2007-75 through Resolution 2007-79 were presented to the Board of Commissioners for approval. These agenda items were presented via Consent Agenda and were voted upon via a single roll call. These resolutions were recommended for Board approval.

Chairman Kolluri called for a motion to approve Resolution 2007-75 through Resolution 2007-79 to be voted upon via Consent Agenda.

Whereupon, the motion as presented, was moved by Commissioner April and seconded by Commissioner Coursey. Chairman Kolluri asked the Board of Commissioners for questions on the motion. No questions were asked.

Chairman Kolluri requested the Secretary to call the roll.

Commissioner Motion 2nd Yea Nay Abstain Absent
Chairman Kris Kolluri X
Vice Chairman Mark Summerville X
Commissioner Jeffery A. April, Esq. X X
Commissioner Ernest Coursey X X
Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr. X
Commissioner Louis Toscano X

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Open Session Committee Meeting
October 16, 2007
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Resolutions & Motions Continued

A copy of the resolutions approved via this Consent Agenda are attached hereto and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

Resolution 2007-75 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority amending the 2007 Capital Budget_________________________________________________________________
This resolution amends the 2007 Capital Budget to advance two projects, Phase 1 Construction of the Apron Expansion and the purchase of a 2007 Structural Firefighting Pumper.

Resolution 2007-76 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the purchase and delivery of a 2007 Structural Firefighting Pumper at the Atlantic City International Airport_______________________________________________________________________
Resolution authorizing the purchase and delivery of a 2007 Structural Firefighting Pumper for the Airport. In September 2007, the Authority publicly advertised for bids. Three bids were received, after review of the submissions, it was determined that the lowest bidder did not meet the specifications in two areas. KME Fire Apparatus of Nesquehoning, Pennsylvania, was the second lowest responsible bidder in the amount of $250,000.00.

Resolution 2007-77 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the award of a contract to A.E. Stone, Inc. for the construction of Phase 1 of the Apron Expansion at the Atlantic City International Airport________________________________________________
Resolution authorizing the award of a contract to A.E. Stone, Inc. of Egg Harbor Township, for the construction of Phase 1 of the Apron Expansion at the Airport. This expansion will provide additional aircraft parking apron to allow separation of commuter aircraft from large commercial aircraft as well as provide overflow aircraft parking during peak hours. In April 2007, the Authority advertised for public bids and six (6) bids were received. A.E. Stone, Inc. was determined to have submitted the lowest responsible bid in the amount of $10,547,027.00.

Resolution 2007-78 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority awarding a contract to Michael Baker, Jr., inc. for construction management services for Phase 1 of the Apron Expansion at the Atlantic City International Airport_________________________________
Resolution awarding a contract to Michael Baker, Jr., of Princeton, New Jersey for the Construction Management Services for Phase 1 of the Apron Expansion at the Airport. In June 2006, in accordance with certain specifications, the Authority advertised a request for proposals. Six (6) proposals were received, Michael Baker, Jr. was deemed to be the most technically qualified. This contract is in an amount not to exceed $992,696.00.

Resolution 2007-79 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing a License to Cross to New Jersey American Water Company to install an underground utility water main crossing the Atlantic City Expressway at Milepost 4.8 and Milepost 6.48___________
Resolution authorizing a License to Cross to New Jersey American Water Company for the

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Open Session Committee Meeting
October 16, 2007
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Resolutions & Motions Continued

installation of an underground utility water main in Pleasantville, New Jersey which will cross the Atlantic City Expressway’s right-of-way. The water main will be installed using a method that will not require lane closings or pavement openings.

Airport Department Agenda Items
Mr. Mueller presented to the Board of Commissioners the next three (3) items from the Airport Department that were approved by the Operations Committee on October 2, 2007; (1) an agreement with rental car companies increasing the Customer Facility Charge at the airport; (2) a lease extension to TSA for office space usage at the Airport and; (3) a contract for the runway rubber removal, painting and runway paint marking removal and painting at the Airport.

Resolution 2007-80 through Resolution 2007-82 were presented to the Board of Commissioners for approval. These agenda items were presented via Consent Agenda and were voted upon via a single roll call. These resolutions were recommended for Board approval.

Chairman Kolluri called for a motion to approve Resolution 2007-80 through Resolution 2007-82 to be voted upon via Consent Agenda.

Whereupon, the motion as presented, was moved by Commissioner Toscano and seconded by Commissioner Coursey. Chairman Kolluri asked the Board of Commissioners for questions on the motion. No questions were asked.

Chairman Kolluri requested the Secretary to call the roll.

Commissioner Motion 2nd Yea Nay Abstain Absent
Chairman Kris Kolluri X
Vice Chairman Mark Summerville X
Commissioner Jeffery A. April, Esq. X
Commissioner Ernest Coursey X X
Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr. X
Commissioner Louis Toscano X X
A copy of the resolutions approved via this Consent Agenda are attached hereto and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

Resolution 2007-80 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the Executive Director to execute an agreement with rental car companies increasing the Customer Facility Charge at the Atlantic City International Airport____________________________
Resolution authorizing an agreement with rental car agencies at the Airport to increase the Customer Facility Charge from $1.50 to $3.00 per vehicle, per rental day. The rental car operations will be relocated to the new parking garage upon completion. Improvements in the construction of the parking garage benefiting the rental car agencies will be funded by this increase.
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Open Session Committee Meeting
October 16, 2007
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Resolutions & Motions Continued

Resolution 2007-81 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing an extension to the office space lease agreement for the United States of America, hereinafter called the Government at the Atlantic City International Airport_______________________________
Resolution authorizing a lease extension of the office space lease agreement with the United States General Services Administration for Transportation Security Administration’s office space at the Airport. This extension will keep the current terms intact and will extend the lease until December 2007 or until the new terminal redesign is completed. At that time, a new supplemental lease agreement will be negotiated. Rent and utilities will be adjusted commensurate with the new adjusted space.

Resolution 2007-82 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the award of a contract to Hi-Lite Markings, Inc. for the services of runway rubber removal, painting and runway paint marking removal and painting for the Atlantic City International Airport_______________________________________________________________________
Resolution awarding a contract to Hi-Lite Markings, Inc., of New York, for the removal of rubber from aircraft tires at touch down zones of each end of Runway 13/31 and the remarking of the centerline of Runway 13/31 and threshold markings on Runway 4/22. This process is
required to maintain the Airport within FAA Safety Standards and Guidelines. The Authority advertised for bids in September 2007. Hi-Lite Markings, Inc. was the sole bidder in the amount of $120,210.00.

Resolution 2007-83 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the execution of a parking agreement by and between Hereiu Welfare Pension Fund and the South Jersey Transportation Authority regarding the licensing of parking spaces at the Authority’s New York Avenue garage_____________________________________________
Mr. Mueller presented Resolution 2007-83 to the Board of Commissioners stating this is a resolution authorizing an agreement with Hereiu Welfare Pension Fund (“Unite Here”), for parking spaces at the New York Avenue garage. This agreement authorizes twenty (20) parking spaces daily, Monday through Friday and six (6) parking spaces on Saturdays and Sundays for a cost of $68.00 per space, per month. The term of this agreement is for one (1) year with two (2) one (1) year options to renew. This resolution was recommended for Board approval.

Chairman Kolluri called for a motion to approve Resolution 2007-83 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the execution of a parking agreement by and between Hereiu Welfare Pension Fund and the South Jersey Transportation Authority regarding the licensing of parking spaces at the Authority’s New York Avenue garage.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner Summerville and seconded by Commissioner April, approving Resolution 2007-83. Chairman Kolluri asked the Board of Commissioners for questions on the motion. No questions were asked.

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Open Session Committee Meeting
October 16, 2007
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Resolutions & Motions Continued

Chairman Kolluri requested the Secretary to call the roll.

Commissioner Motion 2nd Yea Nay Abstain Absent
Chairman Kris Kolluri X
Vice Chairman Mark Summerville X X
Commissioner Jeffery A. April, Esq. X X
Commissioner Ernest Coursey X
Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr. X
Commissioner Louis Toscano X
A copy of Resolution 2007-83 is attached hereto and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes

Petitions and Communications, Unfinished Business and New Business

Chairman Kolluri asked Mr. Mueller if there were any petitions or communications, unfinished or new business to be brought before the Board of Commissioners. Mr. Mueller responded that all previous petitions and communications were either mailed to the Board of Commissioners prior to the meeting or are at their places and that there is no unfinished or new business.

General Comment

Chairman Kolluri asked if there were any general comments. There were no general comments.

Adjournment

There being no further business, Chairman Kolluri called for a motion to adjourn the meeting.

Whereupon motion was moved by Commissioner Toscano and seconded by Commissioner April to adjourn the meeting. A unanimous vote was taken adjourning the meeting at 10:35 a.m.

Submitted by:



________________________________
Susan Drake, Authority Board Secretary

Note: An Executive Session was held at this meeting.

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