Commission Meeting

of


STATE HOUSE COMMISSION





LOCATION:

Committee Room 10

State House Annex

Trenton, New Jersey

DATE:

June 24, 2002

9:00 a.m.



MEMBERS OF COMMISSION PRESENT:



Paul Josephson

(Representing Governor James E. McGreevey)

Senator Walter J. Kavanaugh, Chair

Senator Bernard F. Kenny Jr.

Assemblyman Michael J. Doherty

Charlene M. Holzbaur

 


 

ALSO PRESENT:

 


Edward R. McGlynn, Secretary

Robert J. Shaughnessy Jr., Counsel



 

 

 

 

 

APPENDIX:

 

 


                  SENATOR WALTER J. KAVANAUGH (Chair): If you note, because we care for you people, that we now have Charlene, Paul, and Mike and Walt, who are here. Good morning.

                  We have four, and we need five for a quorum. But we can start with the situation as I mentioned earlier to those who were here. You have the agendas. And if you look on the agendas--

                  Is there anyone here for -- under new business, for Number 2. I’ll just keep going. You stop me when I get to your number -- 2, 3, 4, 5--

                  UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER FROM AUDIENCE: Three.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Three, okay.

                  Four, five, six, seven, eight, nine, ten, eleven, twelve, thirteen, fourteen, fifteen, sixteen. What comes after 16?

                  MR. JOSEPHSON: I believe that’s 17, Senator. (laughter)

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Seventeen. Here we go.

                  MR. McGLYNN (Secretary): Good morning, Paul.

                  MR. JOSEPHSON: Good morning.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Eighteen, nineteen, twenty, twenty-one, twenty-two.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Somebody indicated that they were here for Number 20.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Twenty.

                  UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER FROM AUDIENCE: I’m here on 20, but on behalf of the applicant.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Okay. Twenty-one, twenty-two, twenty-three, twenty-four, twenty-five.

                  UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER FROM AUDIENCE: We have no testimony, Senator.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: You’re number was?

                  UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER FROM AUDIENCE: Twenty-five.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Twenty-five.

                  Okay, we had three then.

                  What are the numbers we had?

                  MR. McGLYNN: Number 3, Number 20, and Number 25, although there’s no testimony.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Okay. What we’ll do, as soon as we get the fifth person-- If you want to go out to the highways and biways and grab one of them-- If you can find them, we can then have the roll call.

                  We’ve met the Open Public Meetings Act. It’s been advertised. The relocation to this room--

                  We may have some with limited ability who are still at the old room.

                  Don’t be too long.

                  Good morning, Senator.

                  SENATOR KENNY: Good morning, everybody.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Good morning, ladies and gentlemen. We have a quorum present.

                  Roll call, please, Mr. McGlynn.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Certainly.

                  Director Holzbaur.

                  MS. HOLZBAUR: Here.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Chief Josephson.

                  MR. JOSEPHSON: Here.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

                  SENATOR KENNY: Here.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

                  ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Here.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Here.

                  Could we have a motion for all, excluding--

                  MR. McGLYNN: Can we do the minutes first?

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Oh, I’m sorry. That’s right.

                  MR. McGLYNN: We need a motion to approve the minutes of the special meeting of May 20 and the regular meeting of March 25.

                  MR. JOSEPHSON: So moved.

                  MS. HOLZBAUR: Second.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Moved and seconded.

                  Roll call.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Director Holzbaur.

                  MS. HOLZBAUR: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Chief Josephson.

                  MR. JOSEPHSON: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

                  SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

                  ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: I abstain.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Chairman Kavanaugh.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

                  Thank you.

                  All right.

                  MR. McGLYNN: By the way, Mr. Chairman, I’ve just been told that Number 3 is actually the applicant. They are here in favor of it. They are not providing testimony either.

                  Is that correct?

                  UNIDENTIFIED SPEAKER FROM AUDIENCE: Correct.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Okay, thank you.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: What we’ll do is Items 2 through 25, excluding 3, 20, and 25.

                  Can we have a motion on 2 through 25, excluding 3, 20, and 25?

                  MR. JOSEPHSON: So moved.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Moved.

                  MS. HOLZBAUR: Second.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Seconded.

                  Roll call.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Director Holzbaur.

                  MS. HOLZBAUR: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Chief Josephson.

                  MR. JOSEPHSON: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

                  SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

                  ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

                  All right, on Number 3, description, please.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Number 3, RPR Number 02-30, Block 18, Lot 3, in Mahwah: The New Jersey Department of the Treasury, on behalf of Ramapo College of New Jersey, requests approval to lease rooftop space to Sprint Spectrum LP for the installation of wireless antenna. The term of the lease will be for five years, with three, five-year renewal options at an annual rental of $24,000, with escalations at the end of each five-year term.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Is there anyone here in opposition? (no response) Is there any discussion? (no response)

                  Can we have a motion, please?

                  MR. JOSEPHSON: So moved.

                  MS. HOLZBAUR: Second.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: It’s been moved and seconded.

                  Roll call.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Director Holzbaur.

                  MS. HOLZBAUR: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Chief Josephson.

                  MR. JOSEPHSON: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

                  SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

                  ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

                  Number 20, description, please.

                  MR. McGLYNN: This is a park known as the Hall Avenue Playground, Block 353.01, Lot 3.01, and Elizabeth Street, Block 351, Lot 6, in Perth Amboy: The Department of Environmental Protection, on behalf of the city of Perth Amboy, requests approval to dispose of .40 acre of Hall Avenue Playground for the purpose of extending Hall Avenue to connect with the extension of High Street. The city also seeks approval to remove Green Acres encumbrances of 0.046 acre lot on Elizabeth Street. To compensate for the disposal of the Hall Avenue Playground and the Elizabeth Street lot, Perth Amboy will purchase and dedicate, for public recreation purposes, a 2.3-acre parcel along its waterfront. This parcel will be developed as an outdoor community pool facility.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Is there any one here in opposition to Number 20? (no response) Anyone here for discussion purposes? (no response)

                  If not, motion, please.

                  MR. JOSEPHSON: So moved.

                  MS. HOLZBAUR: Second.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: It’s been moved and seconded.

                  Roll call.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Director Holzbaur.

                  MS. HOLZBAUR: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Chief Josephson.

                  MR. JOSEPHSON: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

                  SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

                  ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

                  Number 25, description.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Number 25 is Colonial Park, Block 511, part of Lot 5, in Franklin Township: The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, on behalf of the county of Somerset, requests approval to dispose of 3.15 acres of county parkland and allow the use of 8.5 acres of parkland as temporary work space in connection with the construction of a natural gas compressor station by Texas Eastern Transmission, LP. Texas Eastern will pay the county $1.5 million to be used for acquisition of parkland, which will result in the purchase of approximately 70 acres adjoining the park.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here in opposition to 25? (no response) Anyone here for discussion? (no response)

                  Could we have a motion, please?

                  MR. JOSEPHSON: So moved.

                  MS. HOLZBAUR: Second.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: It’s been moved and seconded.

                  Roll call.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Director Holzbaur.

                  MS. HOLZBAUR: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Chief Josephson.

                  MR. JOSEPHSON: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

                  SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

                  ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

                  That concludes the portion of the State House Commission.

                  We’ll now move in as the Judicial Retirement System.

                  MR. McGLYNN: We need a motion to approve the minutes of the meeting held on March 25, 2002. Those minutes should be amended to reflect that Assemblyman Impreveduto was in attendance.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Motion, please.

                  MR. JOSEPHSON: So moved.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Seconded.

                  Roll call.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Director Holzbaur.

                  MS. HOLZBAUR: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Chief Josephson.

                  MR. JOSEPHSON: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

                  SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

                  ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: We need a motion to approve both the financial statements and the confirmation of death claims, retirements, and terminations.

                  MR. JOSEPHSON: So moved.

                  MS. HOLZBAUR: Second.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: It’s been moved and seconded.

                  Roll call.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Director Holzbaur.

                  MS. HOLZBAUR: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Chief Josephson.

                  MR. JOSEPHSON: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

                  SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

                  ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

                  MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

                  SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

                  Is there anything else to come before us? (no response)

                  If not, thank you very much for your attendance and your punctuality.

(MEETING CONCLUDED)