Commission Meeting

of



STATE HOUSE COMMISSION












LOCATION: Committee Room 12

State House Annex

Trenton, New Jersey

DATE: March 27, 2000

9:00 a.m.







MEMBERS OF COMMISSION PRESENT:



Devon L. Graf, Chair

(Representing Governor Christine Todd Whitman)

Assemblyman Leonard Lance

Assemblyman Anthony Impreveduto

Maureen Adams

(Representing Roland M. Machold)

Michael R. Ferrara

(Representing Charlene M. Holzbaur)



ALSO PRESENT:

Edward R. McGlynn, Secretary

Robert J. Shaughnessy Jr., Counsel



Vincent Lehotsky

Private Citizen

Elizabeth, New Jersey 7



Michael E. Heenehan

Supervising Program Development Specialist

Green Acres Program

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection 10



Daniel J. Bernier

Director

Division of Parks, Planning, and Maintenance

Union County Department of Parks and Recreation 10



John J. Mycoff

Manager

Community Relations-Accelerated Projects

New Jersey Department of Transportation 21



rs: 1-25





ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen, and welcome to the State House Commission Meeting for Monday, March 27, 2000.

I would ask that the Open Public Meetings Act be read. MR. SHAUGHNESSY (Counsel): In compliance with Chapter 231 of the Public Laws of 1975, notice of this meeting was given by way of notice filed with the Secretary of State, delivered to the State House Press Corps, and posted at the offices of the State House Commission.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Thank you.

And I'd ask Mr. McGlynn to call the roll.

MR. McGLYNN (Secretary): Management and Budget, Michael Ferrara.

MR. FERRARA: Here.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy State Treasurer Maureen Adams.

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: Here.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Here.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Lance.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Here.

MR. McGLYNN: We are waiting for the Governor's Office, but the way we proceed at this point is we act on those matters. And as soon as our fifth member gets here, we will ask them if they agree with what has happened previously and then register their vote accordingly.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Thank you.

Under Old Business, may I have a motion for the approval of the December 13, 1999 Commission Meeting?

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Second.

All in favor, signify by saying aye. (affirmative responses)

Passed.

Item 2, under Old Business -- agenda for the March 15, 1999 State House Commission meeting. The matter was approved in 1999, and approval is now being requested to have the record noted to reflect correctly the year as 2003.

Do I have a motion?

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: Second.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: All in favor? (affirmative responses)

Do we have to call each member's name individually?

MR. McGLYNN: It's not necessary at this point.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: It's not necessary.

MR. McGLYNN: Maybe on the ones for the individual ones we should do that. But, Mr. Chairman, Items No. 3 through 6, I believe -- 3 through 7 or 8 are all lease of residential properties. And if you want to do those together, I can read them, and then we could do them en masse.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Very, very good, if you would do that, Mr. McGlynn.

MR. McGLYNN: Okay. Under New Business--

Item No. 3 is RPR 93-36. The New Jersey Department of the Treasury requests approval to lease a DEP residential property located at Block 5301, part of Lot 3, in Pennsville Township, New Jersey. The term of the lease is for one year, with four, one-year renewal options.

Item No. 4 is RPR 93-65. The New Jersey Department of Treasury requests approval to lease a DEP residential property located at Block 901, Lot 5, in Allamuchy Township, Warren County. The lease term is for one year, with four, one-year renewal options.

Item No. 5 is RPR 93-108. The New Jersey Department of the Treasury requests approval to lease a DEP residential property located at Block 58, Lot 7, in Franklin Township, Somerset County. The term will be for one year, with four, one-year renewal options.

Item No. 6, RPR 95-46. The New Jersey Department of the Treasury requests approval to lease a DEP residential property located at Block 901, Lot 10, in Allamuchy Township, for a term of one year, with four, one-year renewal options.

Item No. 7, RPR 00-10. The New Jersey Department of the Treasury, on behalf of the Department of Human Services, requests approval to lease three apartments on the grounds of the New Lisbon Development Center to AdvoServ of New Jersey, Inc., to serve as transitional residences for their clients. The property is located at Block 601, Lot 12, West Building, in Woodland Township, Burlington County.

That is the residential leases. We can move them altogether.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Thank you.

Is there anyone in the audience who wishes to be heard on these matters? (no response)

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: I'll move those matters as read.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

Second?

MR. FERRARA: Second.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Roll call, please.

MR. McGLYNN: Management and Budget, Mike Ferrara.

MR. FERRARA: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy State Treasurer Maureen Adams.

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Lance.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: And for Mr. Graf, who has just arrived, we have just moved Items 3 through 7, under New Business, which are all residential leases.

Director Graf.

DEVON L. GRAF (Chairman): Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Now--

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Thank you, Mr. McGlynn.

I return the meeting to the Executive Branch. (laughter)

MR. GRAF: Thank you, Assemblyman.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: One of the few times the Legislative Branch--

MR. McGLYNN: We are on Item No. 8.

MR. GRAF: Very good.

Pardon my tardiness. I hope we can move this at everyone's convenience.

MR. McGLYNN: May I do just one thing for the record?

MR. GRAF: Certainly.

MR. McGLYNN: We moved, under Old Business, approval of the December 13, 1999 State House Commission meeting. And we moved a change in the typographical date and an error that was made on March 15, 1999 to reflect the date of 2003.

Director Graf, do you agree with those decisions?

MR. GRAF: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Fine. Okay.

MR. GRAF: May I have a motion?

MR. McGLYNN: We did those already.

The New Jersey Department of Treasury, on behalf of the Department of Law and Public Safety, Juvenile Justice Commission, requests approval to grant various water main easements on the grounds of the Juvenile Medium Security Facility in Bordentown Township. The property is located at Block 124, Lot 101, in Bordentown Township, Burlington County.

MR. GRAF: May I have a motion?

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Second.

MR. GRAF: Is there anyone from the public who'd like to speak on this item? (no response) Seeing none, may I have a roll call?

MR. McGLYNN: Office of Management and Budget, Mike Ferrara.

MR. FERRARA: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy State Treasurer Maureen Adams.

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Lance.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Graf.

MR. GRAF: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Item No. 9. These are Department of Environmental Protection requests.

The park name is Wheeler Park. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, on behalf of the County of Linden (sic), requests approval to dispose of .20 of an acre of Wheeler Park, in the city of Linden, to make intersection improvements. There is a resolution which I have received, as Secretary of the Commission, from the Board of Freeholders of Union County in support of this particular disposition of the property.

MR. GRAF: Okay. Can we have a motion, please?

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Second.

MR. GRAF: Would you like to speak on this item? Would you come forward to the table, please?

Please state your name and address for the record, please.

V I N C E N T L E H O T S K Y: Yes, Vincent Lehotsky, L-E-H-O-T-S-K-Y. I live at 136 Chilton Hall, Apartment C-1, in the great and lovely city of Elizabeth, New Jersey.

I'm sorry. I'm a little nervous. I never spoke-- I'm normally able to speak to my freeholders, mayor, city council. I thought the Governor was going to be here today, and I got a little nervous.

In the minutes to the meeting -- or in the agenda, it speaks of one member of the public that was in opposition. That is I.

I've been following this plan for a couple of years now, and I find a couple of irregularities. Well, first of all, the park is named after John Russell Wheeler, the first Marine from New Jersey that lost his life in World War I.

Some time ago, the Union County Freeholders -- late last year -- adopted a plan called the Union County Master Plan Open Space and Recreation Element. I've been speaking about this. Well, I spoke on this during the public hearings for this, and I've requested the freeholders to please explain why the land diversion for Wheeler Park was not included in the Union County Master Plan. And some time later, I get a letter from Chuck Sigmund of the Union County Parks and Recreation Department explaining that the Wheeler Park land diversion was not being discussed, was not brought up, was not part of anybody's plan until after the Union County Master Plan was adopted by the Union County freeholders.

Basically, I find that bogus being that a September 10, 1998 press packet for the Linden Aviation Plaza, which is the airport project across the street-- I got this as a press packet. And I gave one to the Clerk of the Freeholder Board to present as part of the public statements -- also petitions requesting that this land diversion be denied. In the map of what they're going to do to the Linden airport -- the proposed project -- it shows the land diversion to Wheeler Park in the upper corner. They've already started designing the cutaways in 1998 -- September 10, 1998. But a February 29 letter to me from Chuck Sigmund states that that was never planned. What I'm saying is that Chuck Sigmund erroneously doesn't know what he's talking about or is just hiding the fact--

I tried to get copies of the plans from the Planning Department -- from the Engineering Department of the city of Linden, showing the cutoffs of Wheeler by Schorr DePalma from back in 1998, and I could not obtain copies. They're not for public review.

Some of the written comments to the Open Space Master Plan-- I wrote written comments about the land diversion to Wheeler Park that they denied was ever going to take place. And when I received back copies of the written comments, my comments were not there. But I'm used to speaking to my freeholder board, and I know the little tricks and the ins and outs, and I gave them a chance. And the second time, I received a new set of comments. My comments about the land diversion to Wheeler Park, dated October 22, were included because this is part of the public record. And I needed my comments to be included because if people wanted to know what was going on in Union County with the Parks Department or with the park land-- John Russell Wheeler Park is a big part of Union County's park system.

I've been doing all I can to preserve the man's name and see what can be done in order not to take park land. And I've been requesting alternate versions of the plan to be reviewed, even for the public. I have not seen any. The only plans I've ever been given were any plans that show land diversions. And that was going on since 1998. I've requested an alternate version of the Stiles Street widening without using any park land. And I have not gotten one. I may have to concede on part of the park land, but that would be the Route 1 and 9 south part because that part may need to be widened. I, however, fully do not accept the plan of widening along Stiles Street. I feel that Kline Automotive on the other side -- on the south side, has plenty of land for taking. And the widening project, already in scope, comes too close to the building for the structure to remain habitable -- that it might as well be totally demolished and, maybe, bought by the developer of Aviation Plaza.

So I strongly oppose this project. And all I want to do is preserve the memory of the Marine, John Russell Wheeler. And that was one of the main objects of my opposition.

MR. GRAF: Are there any questions?

MR. FERRARA: My only comment would be that taking two-tenths of one -- two-tenths of an acre in a 20-some acre park is really not diminishing the name of the individual to whom it's being dedicated. I don't see it as--

That would be my only comment.

MR. LEHOTSKY: Well, I did request alternate plans, and I have not received any. I have not seen any, and they cannot prove that any have been drawn up. A plan that shows -- even if it's not acceptable, Schorr DePalma -- T and M Associates, Harbor Consultants could not provide the public, or even I, who requested at various meetings an alternate version of this plan. And I would just request that maybe the State House Commission give Union County more time to come up with another plan. If not, then even I would have to-- Well, I can't agree with it, but I might have to live with it.

MR. GRAF: Thank you very much.

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: Secretary, if I may.

I know that there are some folks from DEP who are in the audience. And I understand that this application is being forwarded to the Commission from DEP. If there is anybody from DEP who can comment on this, I'd appreciate that.

M I C H A E L E. H E E N E H A N: Good morning. I'm Mike Heenehan, from Green Acres Program.

MR. LEHOTSKY: Should I leave?

MR. McGLYNN: You could stay there.

MR. LEHOTSKY: Oh, okay.

MR. HEENEHAN: I'm Mike Heenehan, from the Green Acres Program. Dan Bernier is here on behalf of the County to -- specific technical questions that you may have. And I will be glad to answer any Green Acres questions you might have.

D A N I E L J. B E R N I E R: Good morning.

MR. GRAF: Good morning.

Specifically, have you looked at the alternative that's been presented? Is it feasible?

MR. BERNIER: I am aware of Mr. Lehotsky's concerns. I believe he is correct that an alternative plan that speaks to the type of design that he has requested has not been drawn up because it is not feasible. Essentially, he is suggesting that the road be shifted more away from the park, but to do so-- First off, it does not provide the proper geometry and traffic flow that's required for that intersection improvement. And secondly, it would require taking more land from a private land owner on the other side -- not just the land, but the building that sits on that land, as well. That land owner is already losing land. Now he would have to lose his building, which means losing his entire business. It's a rather large business. And I think the costs of buying out that entire property and the building and relocating the business far outweigh the cost of losing that small section of park on that side.

MR. GRAF: Any other questions?

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: No.

MR. GRAF: Okay. Thank you very much.

MR. McGLYNN: We have had a motion and a second.

MR. GRAF: Any discussion? (no response)

MR. McGLYNN: Associate Director Ferrara.

MR. FERRARA: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy State Treasurer Adams.

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto indicated he is voting in the affirmative prior to having to go to another meeting.

Assemblyman Lance.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Director Graf.

MR. GRAF: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Thank you.

Item No. 10, the Mahlon Dickerson Reservation. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, on behalf of the county of Morris, Morris County Park Commission, requests approval to allow an indoor ice skating facility to be developed, and possibly other indoor recreational buildings in the future, on a portion of Mahlon Dickerson Reservation known as Snow Bowl, in Morris County, as I said. I'm sorry.

MR. GRAF: May I have a motion?

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: So moved.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Second.

MR. GRAF: Is there anyone in the public who'd like to speak on this item? (no response) Seeing none, roll call, please.

MR. McGLYNN: Associate Director Ferrara.

MR. FERRARA: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy State Treasurer Adams.

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto indicated he wanted to vote yes.

Assemblyman Lance.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Director Graf.

MR. GRAF: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Thank you.

Item No. 11, Open Space in Somerset County. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, on behalf of the County of Somerset, requests approval to divert approximately 1.9 acres of open space in the Borough of Somerville for the widening of Route 206.

MR. GRAF: Motion, please.

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: So moved.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Second.

MR. GRAF: Is there anyone in the public who'd like to speak on this item? (no response) Seeing none, roll call, please.

MR. McGLYNN: Associate Director Ferrara.

MR. FERRARA: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy State Treasurer Adams.

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto indicated he wished to vote yes.

Assemblyman Lance.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Director Graf.

MR. GRAF: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Item No. 12, the Village Green Park. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, on behalf of the Township of Hillsborough, requests approval to divert approximately .43 acres of Village Green Park in Somerset County for the widening of Route 206.

MR. GRAF: Motion, please.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Moved.

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: Second.

MR. GRAF: Is there anyone in the public who'd like to speak on this item? (no response) Seeing none, roll call, please.

MR. McGLYNN: Associate Director Ferrara.

MR. FERRARA: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy State Treasurer Adams.

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto indicated he wished to vote yes on this matter.

Assemblyman Lance.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Director Graf.

MR. GRAF: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Item No. 13, Zaccaria Park. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, on behalf of the Borough of West Paterson, requests approval to dispose of approximately .06 of an acre of Zaccaria Park, Passaic County, in order to resolve an outstanding encroachment.

MR. GRAF: May I have a motion, please?

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: So moved.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Second.

MR. GRAF: Is there anyone in the public who'd like to speak on this item? (no response) Seeing none, roll call, please.

MR. McGLYNN: Associate Director Ferrara.

MR. FERRARA: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy State Treasurer Adams.

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto indicated he wished to vote yes on this matter.

Assemblyman Lance.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Director Graf.

MR. GRAF: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Item No. 14, Paulinskill Valley Trail. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Parks and Forestry, requests approval to make intersection improvements on Routes 206 and 15 in the township of Frankford, Sussex County.

MR. GRAF: May I have a motion, please?

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: So moved.

MR. FERRARA: Second.

MR. GRAF: Is there anyone in the public who'd like to speak on this item? (no response) Seeing none, roll call, please.

MR. McGLYNN: Associate Director Ferrara.

MR. FERRARA: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy State Treasurer Adams.

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto indicated he wished to vote yes on this matter.

Assemblyman Lance.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Director Graf.

MR. GRAF: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: No. 15, Port Republic Wildlife Management Area. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, on behalf of the Division of Fish and Wildlife, requests approval to lease a house, together with two acres of land, located on Motts Creek Road, in Galloway Township, Atlantic County, to the New Jersey Audubon Society for a period of five years, to be used as a wildlife sanctuary with seasonal programs.

MR. GRAF: Motion, please.

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: So moved.

MR. GRAF: Is there a second?

MR. FERRARA: Second.

MR. GRAF: Is there anyone in the public who'd like to speak on this item? (no response) Seeing none, roll call, please.

MR. McGLYNN: Associate Director Ferrara.

MR. FERRARA: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy State Treasurer Adams.

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto indicated he wished to vote yes on this matter.

Assemblyman Lance.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Director Graf.

MR. GRAF: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Item No. 16, open space in the Township of Hamilton. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, on behalf of the Township of Hamilton, requests approval to dispose of .28 of an acre of open space for right-of-way purposes, .15 of an acre for slope and drainage easements, and .32 of an acre for temporary work space as part of improvements to the approaches and replacement of a bridge over Doctors Creek on Groveville-Allentown Road.

MR. GRAF: May I have a motion, please?

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: So moved.

MR. GRAF: Is there a second?

MR. FERRARA: Second.

MR. GRAF: Is there anyone in the public who'd like to speak on this item? (no response) Seeing none, roll call, please.

MR. McGLYNN: Associate Director Ferrara.

MR. FERRARA: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy State Treasurer Adams.

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto indicated he wished to vote yes in the affirmative on this matter.

Assemblyman Lance.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Director Graf.

MR. GRAF: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Item No. 17, Jarvis Park. The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, on behalf of the Township of Gloucester, requests approval to dispose of Jarvis Park to the Black Horse Pike Regional School District for the construction of a high school. The park is required for access and egress to the new school building and for storm water retention. The park consists of approximately 9.6 acres and is located at Block 15805, Lot 45, in Gloucester Township, Camden County.

MR. GRAF: May I have a motion, please?

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: So moved.

MR. GRAF: Is there a second?

MR. FERRARA: Second.

MR. GRAF: Is there anyone in the public who'd like to speak on this item? (no response) Seeing none, roll call, please.

MR. McGLYNN: Just for one moment, please, if I may. For the record, Assemblyman Geist, who has had many phone conversations with me, who lives in the district, of course represents the district, and has been instrumental in making sure that this process came to the conclusion that it's coming to today-- And he could not be here this morning, but he wanted me to indicate how supportive he is of this project and thanks the Commission, assuming that we vote in favor of it.

MR. GRAF: Thank you.

MR. McGLYNN: Associate Director Ferrara.

MR. FERRARA: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy State Treasurer Adams.

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto indicated he wished to vote yes on this matter.

Assemblyman Lance.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Director Graf.

MR. GRAF: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: The following are Department of Transportation requests.

Item No. 18, Route 42, Section 12, Parcel VX69. The New Jersey Department of Transportation, Bureau of Right of Way, Property Management Unit, requests approval to sell a triangular parcel of vacant land located on Swarthmore Avenue, in the city of Gloucester, Camden County. The site contains 5336 square feet.

And, Mr. Chairman, if you would like, we can do these as a group, also.

MR. GRAF: Please do.

MR. McGLYNN: Item No. 19, Project 78, Section 5F, as in Frank, Parcels VX240C and VX242C. The New Jersey Department of Transportation, Bureau of Right of Way, Property Management Unit, requests approval to sell a triangular parcel of vacant land adjacent to Route 78, in Newark, Essex County. The site contains 6400 square feet.

Item No. 20, Project Route 1, Section 2L, Parcels VX54C and VX69B. The New Jersey Department of Transportation, Bureau of Right of Way, Property Management Unit, requests approval to sell two parcels of vacant land located in the Township of West Windsor, County of Mercer. The two sites assembled to the adjacent site will square the site for development and by themselves are not developable. The sites contain approximately .465 acres.

Item No. 21, Route 7, Section 1, Parcel 1. The New Jersey Department of Transportation, Bureau of Right of Way, Property Management Unit, requests approval to lease, by direct negotiation, a site located in the town of Kearny, county of Hudson. The site contains 7986 square feet.

No. 22, Project is Route 10, Section 1, Parcel VX28B2. The New Jersey Department of Transportation, Bureau of Right of Way, Property Management, requests approval to sell a parcel of vacant land containing 741 square feet, plus or minus, located in the Township of East Hanover, County of Morris.

No. 23, Project 30/130, Section 1J, Parcel R34. The Department of Transportation, Bureau of Right of Way, Property Management Unit, requests approval to sell, by direct sale, a historic gas station building located in the Borough of Collingswood, County of Camden.

No. 24, Route 287, Section 21, Parcels VX74B, VX78B, VX79B, VX80B, VX81B1, VX81C, VX82B, VX83C,VX114, VX115,VX121. The New Jersey Department of Transportation, Bureau of Right of Way, Property Management, requests approval to sell, by direct sale, parcels of vacant land containing 1.36 acres, plus or minus, located in the Borough of South Plainfield, County of Middlesex.

No. 25, Route 80, Roxbury Township, Morris County. The New Jersey Department of Transportation, Bureau of Major Access Permits, Wireless Communications Unit, requests approval to license a site located along Route 80 westbound at milepost 27.3, New Jersey DOT maintenance yard, in Roxbury Township, Morris County, for the purpose of erecting a wireless communications facility replacement tower on State-owned property.

MR. GRAF: May I have a motion, please?

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Question.

MR. GRAF: Certainly.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: How tall are these towers? Do we know?

MR. GRAF: Is there anyone from--

J O H N J. M Y C O F F: Good morning. My name is John Mycoff, with the Department of Transportation.

Assemblyman, they're 180 feet. They're the same height as the existing tower that we've used for a number of years in our maintenance yard. So it's replaced at the same height.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Thank you.

I asked because a while ago, we had a matter that came before us. I had no idea how tall the tower was. It was not in the minutes.

MR. MYCOFF: The Roxbury officials asked that we make it the same height as what is now there, and we agreed to do that.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Thank you. That answered the question.

MR. FERRARA: I just have one question, also.

MR. MYCOFF: Yes, sir.

MR. FERRARA: With regard to the right-of-way, these are things where we bought the right-of-way and found out, when we completed the project, that it was excess land we were selling. How does--

MR. MYCOFF: Well, this is our existing maintenance yard. They're locating in our existing maintenance yard.

MR. FERRARA: I'm asking about all these right-of-way sales -- sale of right-of-way land. You're not familiar with those?

MR. MYCOFF: No, I'm not -- just with the tower itself.

MR. FERRARA: I assume that's what it is -- where we bought the land. When we finished the project we don't need it. Now we're selling it to somebody--

MR. MYCOFF: As an excess parcel, yes. I believe that is the case.

MR. FERRARA: Thank you.

MR. MYCOFF: Thank you, sir.

MR. GRAF: Do I have a motion?

MR. FERRARA: I move.

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: Second.

MR. GRAF: Is there anyone in the public who'd like to speak on any of these items? (no response) Seeing none, roll call, please.

MR. McGLYNN: Associate Director Ferrara.

MR. FERRARA: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy State Treasurer Adams.

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto indicated he wishes to vote in the affirmative on all these matters.

Assemblyman Lance.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Director Graf.

MR. GRAF: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Mr. Chairman, we move to the Judicial Retirement System, and we need a motion to approve the minutes of the meeting held on December 13, 1999.

I need to do a few corrections, if I may, on those motions -- those minutes.

MR. GRAF: Okay.

MR. McGLYNN: There is an indication that Eileen Schlindwein, of your office, was acting on behalf of Governor Whitman. In fact, you were here at that meeting.

MR. GRAF: That's correct.

MR. McGLYNN: So we need to make that change. And we also need to add to the minutes the fact that Assemblyman Impreveduto was also here on those minutes. So with those modifications, you may call for a motion and a second.

MR. GRAF: Can we have a motion?

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Second.

MR. FERRARA: I'll move. (laughter)

MR. McGLYNN: Associate Director Ferrara.

MR. FERRARA: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy State Treasurer Adams.

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto indicated he wished to vote in the affirmative.

Assemblyman Lance.

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Director Graf.

MR. GRAF: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: We need to also confirm the death claims, retirements, and terminations, if we may do that.

You would not know if they were dead, obviously, but--

MR. GRAF: May I have a motion for the death claims and retirements?

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: So moved.

MR. FERRARA: Second.

MR. GRAF: Is there anyone who'd like to speak on this item?

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: Yes, let me speak, if I might. The two judges who died, Judge Bry-Nildsen and Judge Aaroe, are judges for whom I clerked and, tragically, they died within several weeks of each other. So I honor their memory, and I'm very sorry to see their names on this list.

MR. GRAF: Thank you, Assemblyman.

MR. McGLYNN: I think we can do this by voice vote.

MR. GRAF: Everyone in favor say aye. (affirmative response) Anyone opposed? (no response)

MR. McGLYNN: Just one more matter, if I may, Assemblyman. There is a proposal from Treasury, Division of Pensions and Benefits, to publish a new rule concerning loans from the Judicial Retirement System. We need a motion and a second to--

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: So moved.

DEPUTY STATE TREASURER ADAMS: Second.

MR. GRAF: Is everyone in favor? (affirmative response)

Thank you.

MR. McGLYNN: We should indicate that Assemblyman Impreveduto was in favor of those motions, also.

MR. GRAF: Okay. Thank you.

Is there any need to go into Executive Session?

MR. McGLYNN: None that I'm aware of.

MR. GRAF: Okay.

Motion to adjourn?

ASSEMBLYMAN LANCE: So moved.

MR. FERRARA: Second.

MR. GRAF: Okay.

MR. McGLYNN: Thank you for your time, everyone.

MR. GRAF: Thank you.

(MEETING CONCLUDED)