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SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY
Open Session Commission Meeting

April 17, 2007

The scheduled Commission meeting of the South Jersey Transportation Authority was held on Tuesday, April 17, 2007 commencing at 9:10 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 Kris Kolluri
Vice Chairman Mark Summerville
Commissioner Jeffery A. April, Esq., via Phone Conference
Commissioner Ernest Coursey
Commissioner Joseph Dougherty, Esq.
Commissioner Louis Toscano

The following Commissioners were absent:

Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr.
Commissioner Edward Dietz, for Commissioner Virginia Bauer, NJDOC

Also present:

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

Chairmanís Statement

Chairman Kolluri called the Commission Meeting to order at 9:10 a.m.

Chairman Kolluri 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 six (6) members of the public attended the meeting.


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Roll Call

Chairman Kolluri requested the Secretary to call the roll:

Commissioner Present Absent
Chairman Kris Kolluri X
Vice Chairman Mark Summerville X
Commissioner Jeffery A. April, Esq., via Phone Conference X
Commissioner Ernest Coursey X
Commissioner Joseph R. Dougherty, Esq. X
Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr. * X
Commissioner Louis Toscano X
Commissioner Edward Dietz, NJDOC X
*Commissioner Gaymon was wrongly recorded that he would be arriving late. Commissioner Gaymon did not attend this meeting.

Approval of the Agenda

Chairman Kolluri called for a motion to approve the April 17, 2007 agenda.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner Coursey and seconded by Commissioner Dougherty approving the April 17, 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 March 20, 2007 Commission Meeting Minutes

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

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner Coursey and seconded by Commissioner Summerville, approving the March 20, 2007 minutes. A unanimous vote was taken adopting and approving the minutes.

Employee Awards

Ms. Elaine Landy-Johnson from East Maintenance was honored as the "Employee of the Month" for April 2007.

Chairman Kolluri honored former Chairman Frank Spencer stating that with Mr. Spencer's vision, the Authority began building a remarkable parking garage at the airport and instituted transportation improvements throughout Atlantic City as well. Under his tenure the customers came first, and that is a remarkable change.
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Chairman Kolluri stated that he is honored to follow him as Chairman and hopes to achieve as much as Chairman Spencer did in his tenure.

Senator James McCullough honored former Chairman Frank Spencer recognizing his accomplishments to the Authority by presenting him with a Senate Accommodation and wished him best wishes in his continued success.

RESOLUTION 2007-18 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY RECOGNIZING THE CONTRIBUTIONS TO THE AUTHORITY BY FRANK SPENCER FORMER CHAIRMAN OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY.

Mr. Mueller presented Resolution 2007-18 stating this is a Resolution recognizing former Chairman Frank Spencer's contributions to the South Jersey Transportation Authority and the south Jersey region. This Resolution was recommended for Board approval.

Chairman Kolluri commented that the only change needed was that from now on Frank Spencer will be known as Chairman Spencer.

Executive Session

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

RESOLUTION 2007-17 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.

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

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner Toscano and seconded by Commissioner Dougherty, approving Resolution 2007-17. A unanimous vote was taken adopting and approving the Resolution 2007-17 adjourning the open session meeting at 9:25 a.m. A copy of Resolution 2007-17 is attached to these official Authority minutes.

Chairman Kolluri announced that the Board of Commissioners will now move into the Conference Room to conduct an Executive Session to discuss personnel and litigation issues. The matters discussed in the Executive Session will be available once the issues have been resolved and if and when required to be released by law.

The open portion of the meeting reconvened at 10:00 a.m.


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Open Session Commission Meeting
April 17, 2007
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Roll Call

Chairman Kolluri requested the Secretary to call the roll:

Commissioner Present Absent
Chairman Kris Kolluri X
Vice Chairman Mark Summerville X
Commissioner Jeffery A. April, Esq., via Phone Conference X
Commissioner Ernest Coursey X
Commissioner Joseph R. Dougherty, Esq. X
Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr. X
Commissioner Louis Toscano X
Commissioner Edward Dietz, NJDOC X

Chairman Kolluri stated that he was just informed that a vote was not taken for Resolution 2007-17 honoring Chairman Frank Spencer; a unanimous vote was then taken approving Resolution 2007-17 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority recognizing the contributions to the Authority by Chairman Frank Spencer. A copy of this Resolution is attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

Motions and Resolutions

RESOLUTION 2007-24 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AWARDING A CONTRACT TO GOBIS AND COMPANY AS BILLBOARD CONSULTANT

Mr. Mueller presented Resolution 2007-24 stating that this is a Resolution awarding a contract to Gobis and Company as Billboard Consultant to the Authority. In February 2007 the Authority advertised a Request for Qualifications seeking the credentials of qualified consultants and received one (1) proposal. Gobis and Company was the sole bidder and meets the qualifications of the Authority. This Resolution was recommended for Board approval.

Chairman Kolluri called for a motion to approve Resolution 2007-24 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority awarding a contract to Gobis and Company as Billboard Consultant.

Whereupon motion was moved by Commissioner April and seconded by Commissioner Toscano, approving Resolution 2007-24.

Chairman Kolluri requested the Secretary to call the roll:


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Motions and Resolutions Continued

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
Commissioner Joseph R. Dougherty, Esq. X
Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr. X
Commissioner Louis Toscano X X
A copy of Resolution 2007-24 along with the contract is attached hereto and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes

Chairman Kolluri stated that the Federal Highway Administration has asked us to coordinate with them on work pertaining to digital billboards. The Federal Highway Administration considers this a national issue. Chairman Kolluri stated that SJTA will not incur any additional expenditures on digital billboards until this issue is resolved with the Federal Highway Administration. Chairman Kolluri also stated that he believes that SJTA should be prudent in the way taxpayer's dollars are spent.

Executive Report

Chairman Kolluri asked Mr. Mueller if there was an Executive Report today.

Mr. Mueller responded that we will waive the report this month because of time.

Finance Committee Report

The Finance Committee met on April 3, 2007 and discussed the topics on the attached agenda. This agenda is attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

Planning and Engineering Committee Report

The Planning and Engineering Committee met on April 3, 2007 and discussed the topics on the attached agenda. This agenda is attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes
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Operations Committee Report

The Operations Committee met on April 3, 2007 and discussed the topics on the attached agenda. This agenda is attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.


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Personnel Committee Report

The Personnel Committee met on April 3, 2007 and discussed the topics on the attached agenda. This agenda is attached to and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

Public Response to Agenda Items

Chairman Kolluri asked if there was any public response to the agenda items. There was no response.

Presentation and Approval of Bills

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

Chairman Kolluri called for a motion to approve the bills as submitted by the Finance Director.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner Toscano and seconded by Commissioner Summerville, approving the bills submitted by the Finance Director.

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
Commissioner Joseph R. Dougherty, Esq. X
Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr. X
Commissioner Louis Toscano X X

RESOLUTION 2007-19 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY PROCLAIMING MAY 25, 2007 AS "EXPRESSWAY DRIVERS SAFETY AWARENESS DAY"

Mr. Mueller presented Resolution 2007-19 to the Commissioners and stated this is a Resolution of the Authority proclaiming May 25, 2007 as "Expressway Drivers Safety Awareness Day". This is an annual event that promotes driver safety and encourages patrons to observe and interact with our State Police, emergency, and medical and fire responders. Exhibits and safety literature will be provided to our patrons. In addition, the Authority will assist the American Red Cross during this event for the second year by sponsoring a blood drive that will benefit the six (6) counties that we serve. This Resolution was recommended for Board approval.

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Resolutions and Motions Continued

Chairman Kolluri called for a motion to approve Resolution 2007-19 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority proclaiming May 25, 2007 as "Expressway Drivers Safety Awareness Day".

Whereupon motion was moved by Commissioner Coursey and seconded by Commissioner Dougherty, approving Resolution 2007-19. A unanimous vote was taken adopting and approving Resolution 2007-19. This Resolution is attached hereto and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

RESOLUTION 2007-20 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AWARDING A CONTRACT FOR SUPPLEMENTAL LONG TERM CARE INSURANCE AND OTHER SUPPLEMENTAL INSURANCE

Mr. Mueller presented Resolution 2007-20 to the Commissioners and stated this is a Resolution authorizing the appointment of a broker for employee paid supplemental long term care insurance, cancer protection and other supplemental insurances. A Request for Proposals was advertised on February 2007, three (3) proposals were received. After a careful review by the Consultant Selection Committee, Aflac Assurance of Brooklawn, New Jersey was deemed the most qualified firm to provide the service. This insurance is provided as an option to all Authority full-time employees and is paid by the employees whom opt to purchase the insurance. This Resolution was recommended for Board approval.

Chairman Kolluri called for a motion to approve Resolution 2007-20 of the South Jersey transportation Authority awarding a contract for Supplemental Long Term Care Insurance and other supplemental insurance.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner Coursey and seconded by Commissioner Dougherty, approving the Resolution 2007-20

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 Joseph R. Dougherty, Esq. X X
Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr. X
Commissioner Louis Toscano X
A copy of Resolution 2007-20 is attached hereto and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

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Open Session Commission Meeting
April 17, 2007
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Resolutions and Motions Continued

RESOLUTION 2007-21 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY EXTENDING THE CONTRACT WITH M.L. RUBERTON CONSTRUCTION FOR GUIDE RAIL TREATMENT ENDS, PARTS AND SUPPLIES

Mr. Mueller presented Resolution 2007-21 to the Commissioners and stated this is a Resolution extending the contract with M.L. Ruberton Construction of Folsom, New Jersey for guide rail treatment ends, parts and supplies. The Authority entered into an open-ended price agreement with M.L. Ruberton in June 2006 for a term of one (1) year with an option to renew for one (1) additional year. The Authority desires to exercise its option to renew this contract for one (1) additional year commencing on June 1, 2007 to May 31, 2008. This Resolution was recommended for Board approval.

Chairman Kolluri called for a motion to approve Resolution 2007-21 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority extending the contract with M.L. Ruberton Construction for guide rail treatment ends, parts and supplies.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner Toscano and seconded by Commissioner Coursey, approving Resolution 2007-21.

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 Joseph R. Dougherty, Esq. X
Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr. X
Commissioner Louis Toscano X X
A copy of Resolution 2007-21 is attached hereto and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

RESOLUTION 2007-22 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO ALLIED PAINTING, INC. FOR THE 2007 BRIDGE REPAIR PROGRAM ON THE ATLANTIC CITY EXPRESSWAY

Mr. Mueller presented Resolution 2007-22 to the Commissioners and stated this is a Resolution authorizing the award of a contract to Allied Painting, Inc. of Franklinville, New Jersey for the 2007 Bridge Repair Program which is included in our Capital Program. In March 2007, the Authority advertised for public bids for this program. Two (2) bids were received with Allied Painting, Inc. submitting the lowest responsible bid of $482,610.00. This program will address repairs to bridge structures between Milepost 0.0 to Milepost 44.0 on the Atlantic City
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Resolutions & Motions Continued

Expressway and Milepost 0.0 to Milepost 2.0 on the Atlantic City Expressway Connector. This Resolution was recommended for Board approval.

Chairman Kolluri called for a motion to approve Resolution 2007-22 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the award of a contract to Allied Painting, Inc. for the 2007 Bridge Repair Program on the Atlantic City Expressway.

Whereupon, motion was made by Commissioner Coursey and seconded by Commissioner Summerville, approving Resolution 2007-22.

Commissioner Toscano asked who the other bidder was. Mr. Mueller responded the other bidder was Midlantic Construction with a bid of $696,400.00. Commissioner Toscano asked where Midlantic Construction was from. Mr. Mueller responded Manasquan, New Jersey.

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 Joseph R. Dougherty, Esq. X
Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr. X
Commissioner Louis Toscano X
A copy of Resolution 2007-22 along with the contract is attached hereto and made a permanent part of these official Authority minutes.

RESOLUTION 2007-23 OF THE SOUTH JERSEY TRANSPORTATION AUTHORITY AUTHORIZING THE AWARD OF A CONTRACT TO J. FLETCHER CREAMER & SON FOR THE PROCUREMENT AND INSTALLATION OF AN OVERHEAD VMS SIGN AT M.P. 3.8 OF THE ATLANTIC CITY EXPRESSWAY

Mr. Mueller presented Resolution 2007-23 to the Commissioners and stated that this is a Resolution authorizing the award of a contract to J. Fletcher Creamer & Son of Folsom, New Jersey for the procurement and installation of an overhead Variable Message Sign at Milepost 3.8 on the Atlantic City Expressway. A Request for Proposals was issued in February 2007. Three (3) bids were received with J. Fletcher Creamer & Son submitting the lowest responsible bid of $249,400.00. This cost includes a VMS cabinet, VMS auxiliary control panel, laptop, spread spectrum radio and two (2) fiber optic modems. This Resolution was recommended for Board approval.

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Resolutions & Motions Continued

Chairman Kolluri called for a motion to approve Resolution 2007-23 of the South Jersey Transportation Authority authorizing the award of a contract to J. Fletcher Creamer & Son for the procurement and installation of an overhead VMS sign at Milepost. 3.8 on the Atlantic City Expressway.

Whereupon, motion was moved by Commissioner Coursey and seconded by Commissioner Summerville, approving Resolution 2007-23.

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 Joseph R. Dougherty, Esq. X
Commissioner James M. Gaymon, Jr. X
Commissioner Louis Toscano X
A copy of Resolution 2007-23 along with the contract 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 to be brought before the Board of Commissioners.

Mr. Mueller responded that all previous petitions and communications were either mailed to the Commissioners prior to the meeting or are at their places. Mr. Mueller stated as for unfinished business, he would like to recognize one of our employees, Pam Hayes our Senior Accountant, who just received her Masters Degree from Fairleigh Dickinson University this winter.

General Comment

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

Time and Place of Next Meeting

Chairman Kolluri informed the Commissioners and the public that the next meeting will be held on May 15, 2007 at the RiverWinds Community Center in Gloucester County. The Authority is conducting the meeting in Gloucester County to familiarize the public with our mission to serve all six (6) southern counties.
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Chairman Kolluri announced that Governor Corzine was in a serious automobile accident last Thursday. He said that the Governor was in critical but stable condition and his vital signs were improving. His thoughts and prayers were with him and he encouraged us to join him in that.

Chairman Kolluri noted that "Asset Monetization" is a subject that is of much interest to the people in the State of New Jersey and the various Authorities, including SJTA. He indicated that the data that was collected from each Authority is currently being analyzed. He asked for everyone's patience and when the recommendations are made to the Governor, indicated that he would be personally available to answer questions on them. He stated that they do not intend to compromise anything, nor sell off assets. The Chairman noted that, allowing time for the Governor's recovery, he will report back on this in six (6) or seven (7) weeks. Chairman Kolluri stated that he was looking forward to having a good working relationship with the Authority.

Adjournment

Chairman Kolluri called for a motion to adjourn the Open Session Commission Meeting; motion was moved by Commissioner Toscano, seconded by Commissioner Coursey, adjourning the meeting at 10:15 a.m.

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Susan Drake, Authority Board Secretary

AN EXECUTIVE SESSION WAS HELD AT THIS MEETING

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