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REVISED Board Meeting Agenda - May 19, 2009

REVISED

SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING
MAY 19, 2009

AGENDA

The May 19, 2009 Board of Commissioners Meeting of the Authority will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the South Jersey Transportation Authority Administration Building at the Farley Service Plaza on the Atlantic City Expressway at Milepost 21.3 in Elwood, New Jersey 08217.
Open Session
1. Statement of Public Notice

2. Roll Call

3. Approval of the May 19, 2009 Agenda

4. Approval of the April 21, 2009 Meeting Minutes

5. Employee Awards

6. Executive Session: Resolution 2009-76 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

FINANCE DEPARTMENT

RESOLUTION 2009-59 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AMENDING AND RESTATING THE 2009 OPERATING AND 2009 CAPITAL BUDGET
In October 2008 when SJTA was preparing its capital budget and going through the public hearing process, the SJTA anticipated borrowing $205 million for capital projects in 2009 by leveraging the revenue increase generated from the November 2008 toll increase. Due to the broad economic slowdown since that time, the traffic projections in the latest draft of the traffic study do not generate enough revenues under current market conditions to finance amounts originally anticipated to be funded from Bonds. The current traffic and revenue study prepared by WSA anticipates revenues that would be sufficient to generate at least $179 mil under current market conditions. This resolutions authorizes amending the 2009 Capital and Operating budgets to reflect the revised 2009 toll and concession revenue in the Operating Budget and the anticipated project fund deposits that can be generated from this financing based on the revised 10 year traffic study and current marked conditions in the Capital Budget.

RESOLUTION 2009-60 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING THE THIRD AMENDED AND RESTATED RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING REVENUE BONDS AND OTHER OBLIGATIONS
The Authority is adopting this Resolution in order to amend and restate the Second Amended and Restated Bond Resolution pursuant to the terms thereof in connection with the authorization of its Transportation System Revenue Bonds, 2009 Series A to provide for the calculation of Debt Service on Balloon Indebtedness and to establish a State Payment Account and TIFIA Indebtedness Account in the Subordinated Debt Fund.

RESOLUTION 2009-61 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING THE 2009 SERIES A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM REVENUE BONDS, 2009 SERIES A-1, A-2 AND VARIABLE RATE TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM REVENUE BONDS, 2009 SERIES A-3 AND A-4 AND TRANSPORTATION SYSTEM REVENUE BONDS 2009 SERIES A-5 (TAXABLE BUILD AMERICA BONDS)
This resolution authorizes the issuance of fixed and variable rate bonds the proceeds of which will be used to refund the 2007 subordinated taxable notes, the 2009 subordinated notes, refund certain other outstanding Bonds and to fund portions of the 2009 Capital Program.

RESOLUTION 2009-62 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING THE 2009 SERIES A SUBORDINATED BOND RESOLUTION
This resolution is being issued pursuant to the tri-party between the Authority, NJDOT and CRDA to fund NJDOT’s construction contribution of the South Inlet Transportation Improvements project.

RESOLUTION 2009-63 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY EXERCISING THE OPTION TO EXTEND THE CONTRACT WITH TD BANK, NA (FORMERLY COMMERCE BANK, NA) FOR AUTOMATIC TELLER MACHINES AT THE ATLANTIC CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND FARLEY SERVICE PLAZA FOR A PERIOD OF ONE YEAR
This one-year extension represents the second and final renewal option of the contract for ATM Maintenance and Installation to TD Bank, NA (formerly Commerce Bank, NA) for the period covering June 15, 2009 – June 14, 2010.

ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT

RESOLUTION 2009-64 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO DIEHL ELECTRIC COMPANY, INC. OF HAMMONTON, NEW JERSEY FOR THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF TWO (2) ROADWAY WEATHER INFORMATION SYSTEMS
On March 31 and April 1, 2009, the Authority publicly advertised for bids for the purchase and installation of two (2) roadway weather stations. On April 17, 2009, three (3) bids were received, opened and tabulated. Diehl Electric Company, Inc. of Hammonton, New Jersey was deemed the lowest responsible bidder in an amount not to exceed $236,360.60. This cost includes the installation of two (2) complete and fully functional thirty 30’ foot towers at West Maintenance and Interchange No. 5 eastbound. These towers are to include atmospheric and pavement temperature data collection instruments, processors, communications equipment, connections to electric service, telephone and fiber communications, foundations, conduit and cable at West Maintenance and Interchange No. 5 eastbound.

RESOLUTION 2009-65 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO VARITECH INDUSTRIES, INC. OF ALEXANDRIA, MINNESOTA FOR THE PURCHASE AND INSTALLATION OF THREE (3) SALT BRINE STORAGE TANKS TO TRANSFER SYSTEMS AND FIVE (5) VEHICLE APPLICATION SYSTEMS
On March 27 and 28, 2009, the Authority publicly advertised for bids for the purchase and delivery of three (3) salt brine storage tanks to transfer systems and five (5) vehicle application systems. On April 16, 2009, three (3) bids were received, opened and tabulated. Varitech Industries, Inc. of Alexandria, Minnesota was deemed the lowest responsible bidder in an amount not to exceed $109,900.00. These anti-icing systems will be used in conjunction with our brine system located at Central Maintenance to keep the roadway clear of ice during the winter months.

RESOLUTION 2009-66 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO WARNOCK AUTOMOTIVE, OF EAST RUTHERFORD, NEW JERSEY FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF THREE (3) 2009 DODGE DURANGO SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES
On April 20th and 21, 2009, the Authority publicly advertised for bids for the purchase and delivery of three (3) Dodge Durangos. On May 5th, 2009, three bids were received, opened and tabulated. Warnock Automotive of East Rutherford, New Jersey was deemed the lowest responsible bidder in an amount not to exceed $73,113. This procurement is part of the 2009 vehicle replacement program for State Police vehicles. New Jersey State Police on the Atlantic City Expressway will use these vehicles for operational purposes.

RESOLUTION 2009-67 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO LAUREL LAWNMOWER, OF BLACKWOOD, NEW JERSEY FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF FIVE (5) MODEL 3700 HUSTLER MOWERS
On April 13th and 14th, 2009, the Authority publicly advertised for bids for the purchase and delivery of five (5) Model 3700 Hustler Mowers, AWD diesel with options and/or Model 4600 Hustler Mower with 72” Heavy Duty Dual Trim with options and five (5) 7000 GVW Utility Trailers. On April 28, 2009, three (3) bids were received, opened and tabulated. Laurel Lawnmower Service, Inc. of Blackwood, New Jersey, was the sole bidder for the mowers. The two additional bidders bid solely on the trailers; however, both bids contained material defects and were disqualified. Laurel Lawnmower Service, Inc. was deemed the lowest responsible bidder on the mowers in an amount not to exceed $121,133.90. Three mowers will be used to maintain Atlantic City Expressway and two mowers will be used to for regulatory airfield grass cutting at the Atlantic City International Airport.

RESOLUTION 2009-68 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO MOUNT CONSTRUCTION OF BERLIN, NEW JERSEY FOR THE 2009 BRIDGE REPAIRS
On March 31 and April 1, 2009, the Authority publicly advertised for bids for the 2009 Bridge Repair Program. On April 17, 2009, five (5) bids were received, opened and tabulated. Mount Construction of Berlin, New Jersey was deemed the lowest responsible bidder in an amount not to exceed $319,705.00. The bridge repairs consist of general maintenance repairs and erosion control measures to the various bridges located along the Atlantic City Expressway and the Atlantic City Expressway Connector. This work also includes installation and maintenance of traffic control devices. Each bridge requiring general maintenance and the type of maintenance/repairs needed has been identified in the bridge repair specifications.

RESOLUTION 2009-69 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF A JURISDICTIONAL AGREEMENT AND TRAFFIC SIGNAL AGREEMENTS WITH THE NEW JERSEY DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION FOR THE IMPROVEMENTS AT INTERCHANGE NO. 17
As the State of New Jersey and the Authority are partnering in the ramp improvement project at Interchange No 17, it is necessary that the jurisdiction over the maintenance of the interchange and traffic signals be agreed upon. This resolution provides such agreements.

RESOLUTION 2009-70 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF PARCELS VX36C2, VX38C2, VX38D2 AND VX53 TO ATLANTIC CITY ELECTRIC FOR $1.26 MILLION
The sale of this property to Atlantic City Electric is in the amount of $1.26 million. The property is located adjacent to the Connector Tunnel and an Atlantic City Expressway substation. The property has been deemed excess property and is not required for Authority projects. The sale price was determined by New Jersey Department of Transportation appraisals. The sale will be a negotiated sale.

RESOLUTION 2009-71 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY, APPROVING THE ACQUISITION OF A 0.413 ACRE PORTION OF BLOCK 501, LOT 3 OF THE TOWNSHIP OF WINSLOW THROUGH EMINENT DOMAIN OR IN THE ALTERNATIVE NEGOTIATIONS FOR PURCHASE FROM VICKY & BONNY HERITAGE PLAZA, LLC, AND AUTHORIZING THE LITIGATION NECESSARY TO IMPLEMENT SAID ACQUISITION
The Authority is currently involved in a widening project for the exit of the Atlantic City Expressway at Bridge No. 37, Cross Keys Road in Winslow Township. In order to accomplish this widening project, it is necessary for the Authority to acquire certain property. In particular the Authority must acquire a 0.413-acre portion of Block 501, Lot 3 of the Township of Winslow. A bona fide offer letter was sent to the record property owner, Vicky & Bonny Heritage Plaza, LLC (Vicky & Bonny) on February 20, 2009, offering $70,000.00; a property valuation based upon the January 7, 2009 real estate appraisal performed on the 0.413 acre portion of the property located at Block 501, Lot 3. Vicky & Bonny responded to the Authority’s offer letter through counsel on March 12, 2009 wherein Vicky & Bonny proposed a counter-offer of $120,000.00. After negotiations with opposing counsel, we have been unable to meet in a settlement, with Vicky & Bonny refusing to lower their counter offer from the $120,000.00. Via correspondence dated April 17, 2009, SJTA gave a deadline of May 1, 2009 for Vicky & Bonny to accept the original bona fide offer and on May 5, 2009, the Authority received notice that Vicky & Bonny refused to lower their counter-offer, effectively rejecting the Authority’s offer. As such, the Authority has the power to acquire the 0.413-acre portion of Block 501, Lot 3 through Eminent Domain.

INFORMATION & TOLLS TECHNOLOGY DEPARTMENT

RESOLUTION 2009-72 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING ENTERING INTO A CONSULTANT SERVICES AGREEMENT WITH PCNETWORK, INC. AS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SYSTEMS & NETWORK SUPPORT CONSULTANT TO THE AUTHORITY
The Authority received three (3) proposals on April 15, 2009 in response to a publicly advertised Request for Proposals for an Information Technology Systems & Network Support Consultant. PCNetwork has experience with Authority systems and proposed the best overall rates and fee structure and is being recommended for approval. This resolution will authorize the Executive Director to execute a consultant services agreement for three (3) years with two (2) one (1) year mutually agreeable options. Work will be authorized as needed on a task order basis and there is no minimum amount of guarantee of any work.
TOURIST SERVICES DEPARTMENT

RESOLUTION 2009-73 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO GOBIS AND COMPANY, LLC AS OUT OF HOME ADVERTISING PROGRAM CONSULTANT
The Authority desires to enter into an agreement with Gobis & Company to provide Out of Home Advertising Program Consulting Services. Requests for Proposals were publicly advertised and placed on the SJTA website and the State’s OEG Opportunities website on March 16 and 17, 2009. Proposal(s) were received and opened on April 23, 2009. A recommendation was made that the Out of Home Advertising Program Consulting Services be awarded to Gobis & Company for a contract amount not to exceed $48,000.00.
TRANSPORTATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT

RESOLUTION 2009-74 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING THE EXTENSION OF THE AGREEMENT WITH CAESARS ATLANTIC CITY CASINO AT THE EXPRESSWAY INTERCEPT LOT AND THE FAIRMOUNT AVENUE LOT IN ATLANTIC CITY
This is an agreement extension between Caesars Atlantic City Casino and the Authority. The extension is for up to three (3) months until negotiations of a new contract is completed. The new agreement calls for fewer spaces at the Intercept Lot and additional spaces to be provided at the Fairmount Avenue surface lot. The proposed agreement would increase revenue for the Authority of approximately $401,500.00 for Fairmount Avenue and approximately $246,375.00 for the Intercept Lot.

RESOLUTION 2009-75 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING ENTERING INTO A PROGRAM FOR THE PROVISION OF CLINIC TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR THE CAMDEN VETERANS AFFAIRS TO COOPER HOSPITAL
The goal of this program is to provide veterans with essential transportation to Cooper Hospital’s new annex for veterans’ services. The objectives are: 1) to directly provide shuttle transportation for veterans (who are unable to use public transit or for whom public transit is unavailable) serving 400 passenger trips per month, and 2) to provide call center travel planning services to 3000 veterans a year with detailed travel training to 100 veterans a year. The target population for this project is veterans. There are approximately 34,000 veterans in Camden County, 21,000 in Gloucester County and 38,000 in Burlington County. Veterans, many of whom are disabled, who reside outside NJ Transit’s service area, do not have public transit access to the new Veterans Affairs Outpatient Annex in Cooper Hospital. Under this proposal, the Authority will operate demand responsive service and scheduled shuttles to provide these veterans with access to the new annex at Cooper Hospital, using one vehicle for eight (8) hours a day, five (5) days a week. The structure of the shuttle operation will depend upon demand and operational requirements. Initially, the Authority plans to run a scheduled feeder shuttle (1-3 days a week) from the lower county (Waterford/Winslow) to the Avandale Park Ride, which has express bus service to the Walter Rand Transportation Center in Camden City. The Authority will operate additional demand responsive and scheduled service for veterans as warranted by demand.

13. Petitions and Communications, Unfinished Business, New Business

14. General Comment

15. Time and Place of Next Meeting: June 16, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. at the South Jersey Transportation Authority Administration Building, Farley Service Plaza on the Atlantic City Expressway at Milepost 21.3 in Elwood, New Jersey 08217.

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