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Annual Authority Re-Organization Board Meeting - JULY 29, 2008 (Revised Agenda)


REVISED
SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
ANNUAL AUTHORITY RE-ORGANIZATION BOARD MEETING
JULY 29, 2008

AGENDA

The regularly scheduled July 29, 2008 Commission Meeting of the Authority has been re-located and will be held at the George P. Luciano Family Center for Public Service and Leadership, Cumberland County College, 3322 College Drive in Vineland, New Jersey commencing at 10:00 a.m.
Open Session
1. Chairman’s Statement

2. Roll Call

3. Approval of the June 17, 2008 Agenda

4. Approval of the May 20, 2008 Meeting Minutes

5. Employee Awards

6. Executive Session: Resolution 2008-104 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

Resolution 2008-60 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the amendment of the Authority By-Laws
Amends the By-Laws and adopts the guidelines as set forth in the “Open Public Meetings Act” to include teleconference and video conference for attendance at Committee Meetings and Board Meetings; to amend the order of business; to allow a fourth non-voting member to attend Committee Meetings.


Resolution 2008-61 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority adopting the Annual Notice of Meetings
In accordance with the SJTA By-Laws, the adoption of regularly scheduled monthly Commission Meetings shall be made by the adoption of the annual notice of meetings required by the “Open Public Meetings Act”. This resolution is to adopt the meeting dates for the year 2008/2009.

Resolution 2008-62 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority acknowledging the election of Commissioner Mark Summerville as Vice Chairperson
Pursuant to Article III, Section 2 of the Authority By-Laws, a Vice Chairperson shall be designated annually from among the remaining voting members of the Board. The Vice Chairperson shall perform the duties of the Chairperson in the event that the Chairperson is unable to perform such duties by reason of illness, disability, absence or when requested to perform such duties by the Chairperson. The Vice Chairperson shall perform such other duties as may from time to time be assigned by the Chairperson of the Board. It is recommended that Mark Summerville be re-appointed to the position of Vice Chairman to the Authority for a term of one (1) year expiring on the date of the 2009 Annual Re-Organization Meeting.

Resolution 2008-63 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority appointing Kathleen M. Sharman to the position of Treasurer
Pursuant to Article III, Section 1 of the Authority By-Laws, the Authority may appoint and employ a Treasurer as the Authority may require and shall determine his/her qualifications, terms of office, duties and compensation. The Treasurer shall have custody of all funds of the Authority. He/She shall perform all duties incident to the Office of Treasurer and such other duties as may from time to time be assigned to him/her by the Board of Commissioners or the Executive Director. It is recommended that Kathleen M. Sharman be re-appointed to the position of Treasurer to the Authority for a term of one (1) year expiring on the date of the 2009 Annual Re-Organization Meeting.

Resolution 2008-64 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority appointing Susan Drake to the position of Board Secretary
Pursuant to Article III, Section 1 of the Authority By-Laws, the Authority may appoint and employ a Board Secretary as the Authority may require and shall determine his/her qualifications, terms of office, duties and compensation. The Board Secretary shall keep the official records of the Authority minutes of the actions taken at the meetings and the seal of the Authority. The Board Secretary shall verify when required to, copies of records and from time to time perform other duties as shall be assigned to him/her by the Board of Commissioners or the Executive Director. It is recommended that Susan Drake be re-appointed to the position of Board Secretary to the Authority for a term of one (1) year expiring on the date of the 2009 Annual Re-Organization Meeting.






Resolution 2008-65 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the appointments of General Counsel and Special Counsel for the Authority
Request for Proposals was publicly advertised, and received on May 16, 2008. Seven (7) proposals were received. The Consultant Selection Committee met and reviewed the proposals on July 2, 2008. Based on the rankings, the areas of specialty required by the

Authority and the amount of work expected to be generated over the next year, it is recommended that the firm Florio, Perrucci, Steinhardt & Fader be appointed as General Counsel; Angelini, Viniar & Freedman, LLP be appointed as Special Counsel relating to Airport and Purchasing matters; Cooper, Levenson, April, Niedelman & Wagenheim, PA be appointed as Special Counsel relating to Labor and Workers’ Compensation matters and Brown and Connery, LLC be appointed as Special Counsel for Conflicts and Special Matters. The appointment terms will be for one (1) year commencing on August 1, 2008 with a one (1) year option to renew and hourly rates at $200.00 per hour for partners and $175.00 per hour for all others except $125.00 Workers Compensation matters.

Resolution 2008-66 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the hiring of a consultant to assist in the acquisition of Federal Funding for the Atlantic City International Airport and other Authority projects
Proposals were requested from interested consultants to provide specialized Transportation Consulting Services in connection with ongoing overall Authority transportation and planning initiatives. The SJTA has in the past retained outside consultants to assist in identifying and obtaining Federal funds for the purposes of carry out its mission and to enhance effective and efficient management of resources. Two (2) proposals were received and evaluated by the Consultant Selection Committee on June 25, 2008 with a recommendation to retain Robert A. Roe Associates for a period of one (1) year with the option for extension for one (1) year at a fee not to exceed $120,000.00 annually.

Resolution 2008-67 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority approving the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement with Local 196, Chapter 2, I.F.P.T.E., AFL-CIO covering full time employees
Authorization of the South Jersey Transportation Authority to approve the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreement with Local 196, Chapter 2, I.F.P.T.E., AFL-CIO covering full time employees for the period of September 1, 2007 through August 31, 2011. The MOU was ratified by Local 196 on July 10, 2008.

Resolution 2008-68 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority approving the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreements with Local 193, Chapter A, I.F.P.T.E., AFL-CIO covering full and part time employees
Authorization of the South Jersey Transportation Authority to approve the terms of the Collective Bargaining Agreements with Local 193, Chapter A, I.F.P.T.E., AFL-CIO, covering full and part time employees for the period of September 1, 2007 through August 31, 2011. The MOU was ratified by Local 193 on July 15, 2008.

Resolution 2008-69 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the New Jersey Turnpike Authority regarding medical, prescription, dental, and vision plans
Authorizes a Memorandum of Agreement between the two agencies. The move to self insurance is anticipated to produce a savings of approximately $700,000.00. The change will be effective January 1, 2009 with open enrollment from October 1, 2008 to December 31, 2008.

The MOA is scheduled to be considered by the Turnpike Authority Board of Commissioners at their July meeting. The change is incorporated into the new Collective Bargaining Agreements with additional language to allow exception for retirees over 65 years of age to transfer to a separate program aimed at reducing SJTA liability for existing and future retirees.


FINANCE

Resolution 2008-72 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the appointment of Cozen O’Conner to provide Bond Counsel services to the Authority
On June 2 and 3, 2008, the Authority publicly advertised a Request for Proposals for Bond Counsel Services. In response to said advertising, seven (7) proposals were received by the Authority on July 26, 2008. The Consultant Selection Committee met on July 9, 2008, reviewed the proposals for Bond Counsel Services and determined that Cozen O’Conner of Newark, New Jersey offered the best proposal to serve the interests of the Authority. The term is for a period of two (2) years with the option to renew for two (2), one (1) year periods with hourly fees for all assigned attorneys at a blended hourly rate of $225.00 pending Public Law 2005, Chapter 51 approval from the State of New Jersey.

Resolution 2008-74 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority establishing a funding plan for accrued other post-employment benefits obligation
The Authority has implemented GASBE Statement No. 45 “Accounting and Financial Reporting for Employers for Post-employment benefits Other than Pensions”. This statement establishes the standards for the measurements, recognition, and display of Other Post employment Benefits “OPEB” expense and related liabilities. This resolution establishes a OPEB account in the General Reserve Fund at of $2,000,000.00.

Resolution 2008-75 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority amending the 2008 Operating Budget to reflect re-allocation of various Revenue Fund and Airport Fund expenses
Amends the Operating Budget to allocate certain direct cost to Airport operations that have previously been included in the central accounts of the Expressway and other changes to reflect actual assignments and contracts.

Resolution 2008-76 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the extension for cash and credit card processing, banking and armored car services with Wachovia Bank, NA
On September 19, 2006, the Authority awarded a two (2) year contract with two (2) one (1) year renewal options for cash and credit card processing, banking and armored car services to Wachovia Bank, NA of Summit, New Jersey. A RFP was advertised on Wednesday, May 24, 2006 in the AC Press, Courier Post, and posted on the SJTA website. Three (3) Proposals Received on Monday, July 5, 2006 from Wachovia Bank, NA, Toms River, NJ, JP Morgan Chase, NA, Pairfield, NJ and Commerce Bank, NA, Mt. Laurel, NJ.

The Consultant Selection Committee met on Thursday, August 3, 2006 and determined that oral presentations and requests for clarification would be necessary. Oral Presentations were held on Tuesday, August 22, 2006 from Wachovia Bank, NA, Toms River, NJ and Commerce Bank, NA, Mt. Laurel, NJ. The Consultant Selection Committee reconvened again on Tuesday, August 29, 2006 and determined that Wachovia Bank presented the most financially advantageous proposal and was recommended for award and approved by Resolution 2006-70. The agreement was for two (2) years from October 1, 2006 – September 30, 2008 with (2) two one-year renewal options. It is recommended at this time to exercise the option to extend this contract for the first extension for one (1) year from October 1, 2008 to September 30, 2009.


ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS

Resolution 2008-77 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority amending the 2008 Capital Budget and 2008 Operating Budget
In connection with the 2007 Financial Audit Management Letter of April 3, 2008, a recommendation was made to appropriately classify certain expenses. The authority reviewed the Capital Budget and desires to reclassify five expenses charged to the Capital Budget to the Operating Budget, thereby reducing the 2008 Capital Budget and increasing the 2008 Operating Budget. The Director of Engineering & Operations and Director of Finance recommend this reclassification of expenses.

Resolution 2008-78 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority awarding a contract to Arora Engineers, Consulting Engineer Services, Remington & Vernick Engineers and the Louis Berger Group for General Engineering Consultants to the Authority
On May 13 and 14, 2008 the Authority advertised a request for proposals for General Engineering Consultants to the Authority. Ten proposals were received on June 10, 2008. On June 24, 2008 the proposals were reviewed and ranked by the Consultant Selection Committee. The committee and Director of Engineering and Operations recommend that contracts be awarded to Arora Engineers, Inc., of Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, Consulting Engineer Services, of Sewell, New Jersey, Remington & Vernick Engineers of Haddonfield, New Jersey and The Louis Berger Group of Morristown, New Jersey, as these firms ranked highest. The terms of these contracts are one year with a one-year option to renew at the Authority’s discretion. These contracts are all task order based.

Resolution 2008-79 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority awarding a contract to DMJM Aviation, PB Americas, Inc. and Urban Engineers for Airport Engineering Consultants to the Authority
On May 13 and 14, 2008 the Authority advertised a request for proposals for Airport Engineering Consultants to the Authority. Five proposals were received on June 10, 2008. On June 24, 2008 the proposals were reviewed and ranked by the Consultant Selection Committee. The committee and Director of Engineering and Operations recommend that contracts be awarded to DMJM Aviation, of Philadelphia, Urban Engineers, Inc. of Cherry Hill, New Jersey and PB America’s Inc., of Princeton New Jersey as these firms ranked highest. The terms of these contracts are one year with a one-year option to renew at the Authority’s discretion. These contracts are all task order based.

Resolution 2008-80 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority awarding a contract to Stantec Consulting Services and Wilbur Smith Associates for Traffic Engineering Consultants to the Authority
On May 13 and 14, 2008, the Authority advertised a request for proposals for Traffic Engineering Consultants for the Authority. Five proposals were received on June 10, 2008. On June 24, 2008 the proposal were reviewed and ranked by the Consultant Selection Committee. The committee and Director of Engineering and Operations recommend that contracts be awarded to Stantec Consulting Services of Eatontown, New Jersey and Wilbur Smith Associates of New Haven, Connecticut as these firms ranked the highest. The terms of these contracts are one year with a one-year option to renew at the Authority’s discretion. These contracts are all task order based.

Resolution 2008-81 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the execution of an Interagency Agreement with the Casino Reinvestment Development Authority for the design of Atlantic Avenue and Pacific Avenue one-way improvements in Atlantic City
The CRDA has agreed to provide funding in an amount not to exceed $2.5 million for the design of the Atlantic and Pacific Avenue One-Way Improvements in Atlantic City. This inter-agency agreement requires amendment of the Capital Budget to include the funding for the design of this project. This project will address traffic congestion in Atlantic City and improve the flow of traffic to and from the Expressway.

Resolution 2008-82 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the execution of a Funding Agreement with the New Jersey Department of Transportation for the improvements at Interchange 17
The NJDOT has agreed to provide funding for project costs in excess of the Authority’s project budget for a full interchange at U.S. Route 50 and the Atlantic City Expressway. This funding is in an amount not to exceed $2,000,000. The Director of Engineering and Operations recommends approval of this agreement.

Resolution 2008-83 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the purchase of certain land by the South Jersey Transportation Authority from Peter Morano and Michelle Morano
In conjunction with the plans to construct a full interchange at Route 50 and the Atlantic City Expressway, it has been determined that a 4.57 acre parcel of land belonging to Peter and Michelle Morano falls within the boundaries of this interchange. An appraisal has been conducted and an offer has been made in an amount of $23,000.00 to Mr. and Mrs. Morano. The offer was accepted and the Director of Engineering and Operations recommends this acquisition.

Resolution 2008-84 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the acquisition of certain land by the South Jersey Transportation Authority from Daniel O’Shea and the litigation necessary to implement said acquisition
In conjunction with the plans to construct a full interchange at Route 50 and the Atlantic City Expressway, it has been determined that a 0.68 acre portion of land belonging to Daniel O’Shea, falls within the boundaries of this interchange. An appraisal has been conducted and an offer of $5,000.00 has been made to Mr. O’Shea to acquire this property. Mr. O’Shea did not respond to this offer, thus rejecting it. The Authority desires to exercise its power of eminent domain and commence a condemnation action to acquire this property. The Director of Engineering and Operations recommends this course of action.

Resolution 2008-85 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the award of a contract to Varitech Industries, Inc. for a Salt Brine Application System on the Atlantic City Expressway
On June 13 and 14, 2008, the Authority advertised for public bids for a Salt Brine Application System for the Atlantic City Expressway and the Atlantic City Expressway Connector. Two bids were received, opened and tabulated on July 1, 2008 to determine if both met the requirements of the Specifications and Instructions to Bidders. Both bids contained material defects and thus were rejected. On July 3 and 4, 2008 the Authority re-advertised for public bids. In response to the re-advertising two (2) bids were received, opened and tabulated on July 18, 2008, to determine if all requirements of the Specifications and Instructions to Bidders were met. Varitech Industries, Inc. was determined to have submitted the lowest bid in an amount of $59,000.00. The Director of Engineering and Operations recommends awarding the contract to Varitech Industries, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $59,000.00.
Resolution 2008-86 of the South Jersey Transportation authority authorizing the award of a contract to Tri State Towing for light duty towing services on the Central Sector of the Atlantic City Expressway
On May 19 and 20, 2008, the Authority advertised for public bids for light duty towing services for the central sector of the Atlantic City Expressway. One bid was received, opened and tabulated on June 25, 2008 to determine if it met all requirements of the Specifications and Instruction to Bidders. Tri State Towing, of Egg Harbor City, New Jersey, the sole bidder, was determined to have submitted a responsible bid. The Director of Engineering and Operations recommends awarding a contract to Tri State Towing. The bid categories are: $75.00 per Group “A” vehicle, $225.00 per Group “B” vehicle and a labor rate of $25.00 per ¼ hour.
Resolution 2008-87 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the award of a contract to Flanagan’s Auto and Truck Service for heavy duty towing services on the Central Sector of the Atlantic City Expressway
On May 19 and 20, 2008, the Authority advertised for public bids for heavy duty towing services for the central sector of the Atlantic City Expressway. Two bids were received, opened and tabulated on June 25, 2008 to determine if same met all requirements of the Specifications and Instructions to Bidders. Flanagan’s Auto & Truck Service of Pennsauken, New Jersey was determined to have submitted the lowest responsible bid in the following amounts: $375.00 per Group “C” vehicle and a labor rate of $62.50 per ¼ hour pending. The Director of Engineering and Operations recommends awarding a contract to Flanagan’s Auto and Truck Service.

Resolution 2008-88 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the award of a contract to Guenther’s Mobile Service for light duty towing services on the Eastern Sector of the Atlantic City Expressway
On May 19 and 20, 2008, the Authority advertised for public bids for light duty towing service for the Eastern Sector of the Atlantic City Expressway. One bid was received, opened and tabulated on June 25, 2008 to determine if it met all requirements of the Specifications and Instructions to Bidders. Guenther’s Mobile Service, of Pleasantville, New Jersey was determined to have submitted the lowest responsible bid in the following amounts: $75.00 per Group “A” vehicles, $225.0 per Group “B” vehicle and a labor rate of $25.00 per ¼ hour. The Director of Engineering and Operations recommends awarding a contract to Guenther’s Mobile Service.

Resolution 2008-89 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the award of a contract to Riehl’s Towing for heavy duty towing services for the Eastern Sector of the Atlantic City Expressway
On May 19 and 20, 2008, the Authority advertised for public bids for heavy duty towing services for the Eastern Sector of the Atlantic City Expressway. Zero (0) bids were received on the bid due date of June 25, 2008. On July 10, 2008, the Authority re-advertised for public bids for this service. In response to re-advertising four (4) bids were received, opened and tabulated on July 25, 2008 to determine if same met all requirements of the Specifications and Instructions to Bidders. Riehl’s Towing was determined to have submitted the lowest responsible bid in the following amounts: $320.00 per Group “C” vehicle and a labor rate of $50.00 per ¼ hour. The Director of Engineering and Operations recommends awarding a contract Riehl’s Towing.

Resolution 2008-90 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the award of a contract to Guenther’s Mobile Service for light duty towing services at the Atlantic City International Airport
On May 19 and 20, 2008, the Authority advertised for public bids for light duty towing services at the Atlantic City International Airport. Two bids were received, opened and tabulated on June 25, 2008 to determine if they met all requirements of the Specifications and Instruction to Bidders. The bid result was a tie. The following language was in the bid pertaining to ties “In the event of "tie" bids for the commodity(s) herein specified, the South Jersey Transportation Authority reserves the right to split the bid or award to one or more bidders." The Director of Engineering & Operations believes that it is in the best interest of the Authority to award the contract to Guenther’s. Guenther’s Mobile Services rates are: $75.00 per Group “A” vehicles, $225 per Group “B” vehicle and a labor rate of $25.00 per ¼ hour. With the advice of Counsel, the Director of Engineering and Operations recommends awarding a contract to Guenther’s Mobile Service.

Resolution 2008-91 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the award of a contract to Riehl’s Towing for heavy duty towing services at the Atlantic City International Airport
On May 19 and 20, 2008, the Authority advertised for public bids for heavy duty towing services for the Atlantic City International Airport. Zero bids were received on the bid due date. On July 10, 2008, the Authority re-advertised for public bids for this service. In response to this advertising two (2) bids were received, opened and tabulated on July 25, 2008 to determine if same met all requirements of the Specifications and Instructions to Bidders. Riehl’s Towing was determined to have submitted the lowest responsible bid in the following amounts: $320.00 per Group “C” vehicle and a labor rate of $50.00 per ¼ hour pending. The Director of Engineering and Operations recommends awarding a contract to Riehl’s Towing .

Resolution 2008-92 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the award of a contract to Riehl’s Towing for heavy duty towing services for the Western Sector of the Atlantic City Expressway
On May 19 and 20, 2008, the Authority advertised for public bids for heavy duty towing services for the Western Sector of the Atlantic City Expressway. One bid was received, opened and tabulated on June 25, 2008 to determine if all requirements of the Specifications and Instructions to Bidders were met. Riehl’s Towing, the sole bidder’s bid contained a material defect, thus was rejected. On July 10, 2008, the Authority re-advertised for public bids for this service. In response to advertising one (1) bid was received, opened and tabulated on July 25, 2008 to determine if same met all requirements of the Specifications and Instructions to Bidders. Riehl’s Towing was determined to have submitted the responsible bid in the following amounts: $225.00 per Group “C” vehicle and a labor rate of $50.00 per ¼ hour. The Director of Engineering and Operations recommends awarding a contract Riehl’s Towing.

Resolution 2008-93 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the award of a contract to Riehl’s Towing for light duty towing services for the Western Sector of the Atlantic City Expressway
On May 19 and 20, 2008, the Authority advertised for public bids for light duty towing services for the Western Sector of the Atlantic City Expressway. One bid was received, opened and tabulated on June 25, 2008 to determine if all requirements of the Specifications and Instructions to Bidders were met. Riehl’s Towing, the sole bidder’s bid, contained a material defect, thus was rejected. On July 10, 2008, the Authority publicly re-advertised for bids for this service. In response to advertising two (2) bids were received, opened and tabulated on July 25, 2008 to determine if same met all requirements of the Specifications and Instructions to Bidders. Riehl’s Towing was determined to have submitted the lowest responsible bid in the following amounts: $69.50 per Group “A” vehicle and $174.50 per Group “B” vehicle and a labor rate of $23.75 per ¼ hour. The Director of Engineering and Operations recommends awarding a contract Riehl Towing.

Resolution 2008-94 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the execution of a Drainage Easement Agreement benefiting Block 18501, Lot 12, Township of Gloucester, State of New Jersey
Stanbery Cross-Keys, LLC., an Ohio Limited Liability Company has requested that the Authority provide a drainage easement for certain emergency overflow storm water structures associated with adjacent development on Berlin Cross-Keys Road, Block 18501, Lot 12, in the Township of Gloucester. In consideration of the Authority executing a drainage easement agreement Stanbery agrees to pay the Authority $10,000.00 and place $10,000.00 in escrow for inspection purposes. The Director of Engineering and Operations recommends this agreement as it has been determined that providing this drainage easement to Stanbery will not interfere with Authority operations and is in the best interest of the Authority.
Resolution 2008-95 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the award of a contract to Crafco, Inc for the purchase and delivery of one (1) 125-gallon melter applicator with on-demand activated pump feature
On June 20 and 21, 2008 the Authority advertised for public bids for one 125-gallon Melter Applicator with On-Demand Activated Pump Feature. This equipment is specifically designed for heating and applying all grades of asphalt rubber sealant and specification joint sealant. On July 8, 2008 two bids were received, opened and tabulated to determine if both met all requirements of the Specifications and Instructions to Bidders. Cimline, Inc. of Minneapolis, Minnesota submitted the apparent low bid in an amount of $28,644.00; however the bid did not meet the specifications and therefore was rejected. Crafco, Inc, of Chandler, Arizona submitted a bid in an amount of $36,938.00 and was deemed to be the lowest responsible bidder. The Director of Engineering and Operations recommends awarding the contract to Crafco, Inc. in an amount not to exceed $36,938.00.

AIRPORT

Resolution 2008-97 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the award of a contract to Peters Chemical Company of Hawthorne, New Jersey for the purchase of potassium acetate solution for use at the Atlantic City International Airport
Bids were publicly advertised on May 8 and 9, 2008 with one (1) proposal received on May 22, 2008 in response to the advertised bid for the purchase and delivery of liquid potassium acetate to the Atlantic City International Airport. The potassium acetate is required at the airport to facilitate the melting of ice and snow on the airfield. A contract in the amount $ 19,800.00 per 4,000 gallon delivery is recommended for award to Peters
Chemical Company, the proposer submitting the lowest responsive and responsible bid. The term of the contract if from October 15, 2008 to April 15, 2009.

Resolution 2008-98 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the award of a contract to Thyssenkrupp Airport Systems, Inc for the rehabilitation of the passenger loading bridges at the Atlantic City International Airport
It has been determined that the canopy fabric for passenger loading bridge #6 and the programmable Logic Control Racks/Panels on four of the passenger loading bridges require replacement. ThyssenKrupp Airport Systems, Inc. of Fort Worth, Texas, the manufacturer, is the sole source provider of replacement assemblies and modifications, at a cost of $76,480.00. The Director of Engineering and Operations recommends an award of a contract to ThyssenKrupp Airport Systems, Inc. for these replacements.

Resolution 2008-99 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the sole source purchase of Airfield Guidance Signage for use at the Atlantic City International Airport
Purchase Lumacurve Airfield Signs (sole source) for replacement of airfield signs at Atlantic City International Airport. The replacement is necessary to address the FAA
Eastern Region Certification Inspector recommendation to replace the airfield signs in the annual airport inspection report for 2007 & 2008.


TRANSPORTATION SERVICES

Resolution 2008-100 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the award of a contract to H.A. Dehart and Son for the purchase and delivery of one (1) 36 passenger bus with a wheelchair lift
On June 17, 2008 the Authority advertised for public bids to purchase one 36-passenger bus with a wheelchair lift. On July 1, 2008 two bids were received, opened and tabulated to determine if both met the requirements of the Specifications and Instructions to Bidders. Wolfington Bus Company, of Mount Holly, New Jersey submitted the lowest bid in an amount of $95,164.00; however their bid did not meet specifications, thus was rejected. H.A. DeHart & Son of Thorofare, New Jersey was deemed to be the lowest responsible bidder in an amount of $95,336.25. The Director of Engineering and Operations recommends awarding the contract to H.A. DeHart & Son for the purchase of the bus in an amount not to exceed $95,336.25.
Resolution 2008-101 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing an agreement with the Atlantic City Housing Authority for use of a portion of the Uptown Renewal Tract, known as Block 133, for overflow bus parking for the Atlantic City Air Show
On the day of the Atlantic City Air Show all SJTA parking will be needed for visitors arriving by private automobiles. In order to accommodate the number of buses expected on that date the Atlantic City Housing Authority is offering use of its lot by SJTA free of charge. SJTA will provide insurance.

Resolution 2008-102 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing entering into an agreement with Richard Stockton College of New Jersey to continue to operate an on-campus and off-campus residential shuttle service for the 2008-2009 academic year
The Authority entered into an agreement in 2007 to provide shuttle services for the Richard Stockton State College of New Jersey (the “College”). The shuttle services provided by the Authority were the transportation of students from on and off campus housing to the on campus academic facilities of the College. The college is desirous of continuing to utilize the authority to provide shuttle services and to expand the said services to include two (2) shuttles and an additional route. The college is proposing to pay for the continuation and expansion of the shuttle services for the academic year 2008-2009 for an amount not to exceed $90,000.00 for the academic year. The providing of these shuttle services will allow the Authority to continue to fulfill its transportation mission for the South Jersey area.


INFORMATION AND TOLLS TECHNOLOGY

Resolution 2008-103 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing an amendment of the existing operating agreement with HMS Host Corporation to provide retail distribution of E-ZPass transponders at the Frank S. Farley Service Plaza on the Atlantic City Expressway

The Authority has an existing operating agreement with HMS Host to operate the Frank S. Farley Service Plaza on the Atlantic City Expressway. The “E-ZPass On-the-Go” program will enable HMS host to sell E-ZPass transponders to patrons for a price of $29 that contain $25 in stored value for future toll transactions on the Atlantic City Expressway or other IAG member toll facilities. This program is part of an ongoing effort by the Authority to expand the market share of E-ZPass accounts for toll paying customers.

13. Petitions and Communications, Unfinished Business, New Business

14. General Comment

15. Time and Place of Next Meeting: September 16, 2008 at 10:00 a.m. to be held at the South Jersey Transportation Authority Administrative Building at the Farley Service Plaza on the Atlantic City Expressway, Milepost 21.3 in Elwood, New Jersey.


ADJOURNMENT

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