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Board Meeting Agenda April 20, 2010

SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS MEETING
APRIL 20, 2010

AGENDA

The April 20, 2010 Board of Commissioners Meeting of the Authority will be held at 10:00 a.m. at the South Jersey Transportation Authority Administration Building on the Atlantic City Expressway at Milepost 21.3 in Elwood, New Jersey 08217.

1. Statement of Public Notice
2. Roll Call
3. Approval of the April 20, 2010 Agenda
4. Approval of the February 23, 2010 Minutes.
5. Employee Awards
6. Executive Session
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 2010-13 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY ACCEPTING THE 2009 FINANCIAL AUDIT
The Audit Committee met on December 17, 2009 and March 26, 2010 in accordance with Executive Order No. 122 and has reviewed the 2009 Financial Audit Report and discussed the findings with the independent auditor. The Audit Committee desires to recommend that the Board of Commissioners accepts the 2009 Financial Audit and directs the Executive Director to file a copy of the audit with the Treasurer of the State of New Jersey.

RESOLUTION 2010-14 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING AWARD OF CERTAIN SOLE SOURCE CONTRACTS TO VARIOUS VENDORS FOR ESSENTIAL OPERATIONS OF THE ATLANTIC CITY EXPRESSWAY AND ATLANTIC CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
The purpose of this resolution is to consolidate five (5) known “Sole Source” vendors who provide goods and/or services that may have the potential to exceed or do exceed the Authority’s current bid threshold of $29,000.00. The total amount of the sole source contracts authorized to vendors represents 0.3% of the Authority’s overall approved 2010 Operating Budget.

RESOLUTION 2010-15 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING AN AGREEMENT BY THE CASINO REINVESTMENT DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY FOR AN INTRA-GOVERNMENTAL GRANT AGREEMENT FOR A PORTION OF THE FUNDING OF THE FEDERAL INSPECTION SERVICES FACILITY AT THE ATLANTIC CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT
The Authority received bids on March 18, 2010 for the ACY Terminal Expansion and Federal Inspection Services Facility (FIS) project on March 18, 2010. Construction cost of the project is $25.2 Million. The FIS phase of the project will satisfy United States Customs and Border Patrol federal inspection facility requirements for operating international arrivals and departures at the airport. Funding for construction of
this project will come from the 2009 Transportation System Revenue Bonds; as well as, with this Intra-Governmental Grant Agreement with CRDA in an amount not to exceed Four Million Dollars ($4,000,000.00). CRDA conducted a public hearing for the project on August 17, 2009 and adopted Resolution 09-64 on August 18, 2009 granting project approval.

PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

RESOLUTION 2010-16 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING EXTENSION OF THE CONTRACT WITH AFLAC FOR PROFESSIONAL CONSULTANT/BROKER SERVICES FOR EMPLOYEE PAID SUPPLEMENTAL LONG TERM CARE, CANCER PROTECTION AND OTHER SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE
The Authority awarded a contract to AFLAC of Brooklawn, New Jersey as Consultant/Broker for employee paid Supplemental Long Term Care, Cancer Protection and Other Supplemental Insurance for a term of two (2) years with the option for two (2), one (1) year extensions. The Authority by Resolution 2009-39 extended the contract for the first option and now wishes to extend the contract for the final option to extend the contract. The term is from May 1, 2010 to April 30, 2011.

PLANNING DEPARTMENT

RESOLUTION 2010-17 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING A TOLL ON THE ATLANTIC CITY EXPRESSWAY AT INTERCHANGE 17
The Authority has constructed Interchange 17 to allow direct access to the Atlantic City Expressway Westbound via Route 50 in order to promote economic growth within Egg Harbor City and the surrounding region. The interchange, once opened, could allow customers to bypass the Egg Harbor Toll Plaza and travel along Route 30. Therefore, in order to prevent toll erosion and ensure compliance with existing bond covenants, Interchange 17 will be tolled at a rate equal to the Egg Harbor Toll Plaza. The toll is scheduled to be implemented no earlier than May 8, 2010, which is forty-six (46) days after the date of the last public hearing.

RESOLUTION NO. 2010-18 WAS INTENTIONALLY NOT ASSIGNED

RESOLUTION 2010-19 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY PROCLAIMING FRIDAY, MAY 28, 2010 AS "EXPRESSWAY DRIVERS SAFETY AWARENESS DAY"
Safety Awareness Day is an annual event held at the Farley Service Plaza on the Friday preceding the Memorial Day weekend to kick-off the summer travel season. The event offers demonstrations and exhibits by agencies featuring roadway, air, water-sport rescue and law enforcement to reinforce safe travel to Atlantic City Expressway motorists and regional shore travelers.

ENGINEERING & OPERATIONS DEPARTMENT

RESOLUTION 2010-20 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING CHANGE ORDER NO. 3 TO THE CONTRACT WITH R.E. PIERSON CONSTRUCTION COMPANY OF PILESGROVE, NEW JERSEY FOR BRIDGE DECK REPLACEMENT OF BRIDGE NO. 43B
Resolution 2009-131 awarded a contract to R.E. Pierson Construction Company for a complete bridge deck removal and replacement. The purpose of this resolution is to authorize a change order in the amount of $60,743.64 to this contract for the removal of lead paint that was found on top of the support beams under the concrete deck. This lead paint was not revealed until the bridge deck was removed.

RESOLUTION 2010-21 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO HUNTER ROBERTS CONSTRUCTION GROUP OF PHILADELPHIA, PENNSYLVANIA FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE ATLANTIC CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT TERMINAL EXPANSION AND FEDERAL INSPECTION SERVICES FACILITY (FIS) PROJECT
On February 9th and 10th, 2010, the Authority publically advertised the re-bid for the construction of the Atlantic City International Airport Terminal Expansion and Federal Inspection Services Facility (FIS). On March 18, 2010, ten (10) bids were received, opened and tabulated. Hunter Roberts Construction Group of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania was deemed the lowest responsible bidder in an amount not to exceed $25,157,675.00. This project encompasses the expansion of the existing terminal, including a FIS facility that meets the programmatic and functional requirements of Customs and INS (now known collectively as CBP, Customs Border Patrol). This contract includes construction of the terminal building, minimal apron reconstruction, installation of new passenger boarding bridges, relocated parking and the procurement and installation of furniture, fixtures and specialized and/or general building equipment. Hunter Roberts’ bid listed 58 subcontractors, 46 of which are based in New Jersey.

RESOLUTION 2010-22 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO JERSEY CONSTRUCTION OF HAMMONTON, NEW JERSEY FOR THE WIDENING OF MISSISSIPPI AVENUE IN ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY
On February 10th and 11th, 2010, the Authority publically advertised for bids for the widening of Mississippi Avenue in Atlantic City, New Jersey. On March 17, 2010, the Authority received, opened and tabulated four (4) bids. B&B Construction was the apparent low bidder; however, their bid contained a material defect and was therefore rejected. Jersey Construction of Hammonton, New Jersey was then deemed the lowest responsible bidder in an amount not to exceed $634,607.00. Jersey Construction was then deemed the lowest responsible bidder in an amount not to exceed $634,607.00. This contract will provide an additional northbound travel lane between Atlantic and Arctic Avenues, a right-turn lane at the intersection with Arctic Avenue and the removal of the concrete island along Mississippi Avenue on the northbound approach to Atlantic Avenue.

RESOLUTION 2010-23 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO WINNER FORD OF CHERRY HILL, NEW JERSEY FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF FIVE 2011 8800 #GVW F-250 OR EQUAL 4 X 2 PICK UP TRUCKS
On February 18th and 19, 2010, the Authority publically advertised for bids for the purchase and delivery of five (5) new 2010 8800 #GVW F-250 or equal 4x2 pick-up trucks. On March 12, 2010, three (3) bids were received, opened and tabulated. Winner Ford of Cherry Hill, New Jersey was deemed the lowest responsible bidder in an amount not to exceed $108,980.00. The 2011 trucks will replace two (2) trucks that are no longer operational and three (3) trucks ranging from 1999-2001 with between 118,000 and 145,000 miles. The trucks being removed from service will be sold as surplus equipment.

RESOLUTION 2010-24 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO WINNER FORD OF CHERRY HILL, NEW JERSEY FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF TWO 2010 #8900 GVW E-250 OR EQUAL CARGO VANS
On February 18th and 19, 2010, the Authority publically advertised for bids for the purchase and delivery of two (2) GVW E-250 or equal cargo vans. On March 17, 2010, three (3) bids were received, opened and tabulated. Ditschman Ford/Nissan of Flemington, New Jersey was the apparent low bidder; however, due to a material defect their bid was rejected. Winner Ford of Cherry Hill, New Jersey was then deemed the lowest responsible bidder in an amount not to exceed $45,302.00. The new vans will replace two (2) model year 2001 vans with over 150,000 miles on each. The older model vans will be removed from service and will be sold as surplus equipment.

RESOLUTION 2010-25 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO LAUREL LAWNMOWER SERVICE OF BLACKWOOD, NEW JERSEY FOR THE PURCHASE AND DELIVERY OF THREE HUSTLER MOWERS MODEL 3700 OR EQUAL AWD DIESEL WITH OPTIONS
On February 18th and 19, 2010, the Authority publically advertised for bids for the purchase and delivery of three (3) Hustler Model 3700 or equal AWD diesel mowers. On March 12, 2010, three (3) bids were received, opened and tabulated. Roorks Farm Supply, Inc. of Elmer, New Jersey submitted the apparent low bid; however, their bid contained a material defect and was therefore rejected. Laurel Lawnmower Service of Blackwood, New Jersey was then deemed the lowest responsible bidder in an amount not to exceed $62,283.00. The new lawnmowers will be replacing three (3) model year 2000 mowers which have outlived their useful life and will be sold as surplus equipment.

RESOLUTION 2010-26 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING CHANGE ORDER NO. 3 TO THE CONTRACT WITH MOUNT CONSTRUCTION OF BERLIN, NEW JERSEY FOR THE BRIDGE DECK REHABILITATION OF BRIDGE NO. 18 AT DELILAH ROAD OVER THE ATLANTIC CITY EXPRESSWAY AND BRIDGE NO. 19 AT TILTON ROAD OVER THE ATLANTIC CITY EXPRESSWAY
Resolution 2009-133 awarded a contract to Mount Construction of Berlin, New Jersey for bridge deck rehabilitation of Bridge No. 18, which carries Delilah Road over the Atlantic City Expressway and Bridge No. 19, which carries Tilton Road over the Atlantic City Expressway. The purpose of this resolution is to authorize a change order to this contract in the amount of $53,808.00 for additional reinforcement repair quantities due to the bridge deck reinforcement being much more shallow than depicted in the as-built drawings, resulting in the existing reinforcement being severed during the scarification process. Adjustments were made to the scarification depth to minimize the interference with the reinforcement, requiring modifications to the deck joints in order for the full required depth of latex modified concrete to be applied which resulted in additional work and costs that could not be foreseen.

AIRPORT DEPARTMENT

RESOLUTION 2010-27 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING A MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT FOR FIREFIGHTING SERVICES AT ATLANTIC CITY INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT COMPLEX
This resolution authorizes the Authority to enter into a Memorandum of Agreement with the New Jersey Air National Guard (the “ANG”) 177th Fighter Wing for firefighting services at the Atlantic City International Airport Complex. This Memorandum of Agreement lays out the responsibilities of the Atlantic City International Airport Fire Department and the 177th Fighter Wings CES Fire Department.

TRANSPORTATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT

RESOLUTION 2010-28 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING ENTRY INTO A CONTRACT WITH THE COUNTY OF GLOUCESTER FOR THE PROVISION OF TRANSPORTATION SERVICES FOR GLOUCESTER COUNTY RESIDENTS FROM WESTVILLE AND WOODBURY, NEW JERSEY TO AND FROM THE PURELAND INDUSTRIAL COMPLEX
This resolution will authorize the Authority to provide transportation service for Gloucester County residents to and from the Pureland Industrial Complex located in Logan Township, Gloucester County, to and from the Borough of Westville and the City of Woodbury. The contract for transportation services is for the term of January 1, 2010 to December 31, 2010 in an amount not to exceed Eighty Dollars ($80.00) per diem ($45.00 per round trip of service) and not exceed Twenty Thousand Dollars ($20,000.00).

RESOLUTION 2010-29 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING A REVISED PARKING AGREEMENT WITH DIVERSIFIED AC, LLC AT THE NEW YORK AVENUE PARKING GARAGE IN ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY
This resolution authorizes a change in the parking agreement previously presented to the Board at the December 15, 2009 Board Meeting and adopted by Resolution 2009-184. This resolution will authorize a change in the terms of the agreement to extend the agreement for six (6) additional months and to change the name of the users of the facility (New York Avenue Garage) from employees to tenants.
RESOLUTION 2010-30 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING A PARKING AGREEMENT WITH THE COUNTY OF ATLANTIC AT THE NEW YORK AVENUE PARKING GARAGE IN ATLANTIC CITY, NEW JERSEY
This resolution is for the renewal of the existing contract for Atlantic County employees to permit parking by the employees and invitees of Atlantic County at the New York Avenue Garage. The monthly parking rate will be Nine Thousand, Seven Hundred and Fifty Dollars ($9,750.00) per month which would be paid regardless of whether all one hundred fifty (150) spaces were actually used for a term of three (3) years from March 1, 2010 to February 28, 2013.

RESOLUTION 2010-31 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING AN AMENDMENT TO THE SUB-LEASE AGREEMENT WITH JAE ENTERPRISES, INC. FOR OFFICE SPACE FOR THE TRANSPORTATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT
This resolution authorizes an amendment to the original agreement sublease for a portion of their current space in the Camden, New Jersey Offices. The Department, in May 2008, downsized their original space to occupy approximately 200 square feet for a swap of a portion of such space with JAE Enterprises, Inc. with an annual cost savings of $22,000.00 to the Authority. The Authority is in need of retaining approximately an additional 200 square feet of office space to accommodate its personnel and operating requirements. A proportional increase in rent based on the additional square footage will cause a monthly increase of $291.00 for the additional space.
RESOLUTION 2010-32 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING A REDUCED SHORT TERM PARKING RATE FOR PARKING BY PATRONS OF AMERICA’S BEST CONTACTS AND EYEGLASSES
This resolution is for approval of a reduced parking rate at the Atlantic Avenue surface lot to America’s Best Eye Center located in The Walk to stimulate their business and accommodate their customers.

RESOLUTION 2010-33 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING ENTRY INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE HOME PORT ALLIANCE FOR THE USS NEW JERSEY, INC. AND ADVENTURE AQUARIUM FOR THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
This resolution is for the operation of a shuttle service between the USS New Jersey, the Aquarium and the Philadelphia Visitors’ Center to enhance tourism and economic development during the summer months.

RESOLUTION 2010-34 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING ENTRY INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH THE HOME PORT ALLIANCE FOR THE USS NEW JERSEY, INC. FOR THE PROVISION OF CERTAIN TRANSPORTATION SERVICES
This resolution will provide for a shuttle for the Home Port Alliance (USS New Jersey) for transportation services for the employees, patrons and volunteers to the Battle Ship within Camden, New Jersey.
13. Petitions and Communications, Unfinished Business, New Business
14. General Comment
15. Time and Place of Next Meeting: The next meeting will be held on May 18, 2010 at 10:00 a.m. at the South Jersey Transportation Authority Administration Building, Farley Service Plaza, Atlantic City Expressway, Milepost 21.3 in Elwood, New Jersey.

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