Commission Meeting

of

STATE HOUSE COMMISSION

LOCATION:

Committee Room 14  
State House Annex
Trenton, New Jersey

DATE:

June 23, 2003
9:00 a.m.

 

MEMBERS OF COMMITTEE PRESENT:

Michael R. DeCotiis
(Representing Governor James E. McGreevey)

Senator Walter J. Kavanaugh, Chair

Senator Bernard F. Kenny Jr.

Assemblyman Anthony Impreveduto

Assemblyman Michael J. Doherty

Robert L. Smartt

(Representing John E. McCormac)

Kathy Steepy
(Representing Charlene M. Holzbaur)

 

 

ALSO PRESENT:    
     

Edward R. McGlynn, Secretary

   
Robert J. Shaughnessy Jr., Counsel    
     


                                                     

Meeting Recorded and Transcribed by
T
he Office of Legislative Services, Public Information Office,
Hearing Unit, State House Annex, PO 068, Trenton, New Jersey


 

SENATOR WALTER J. KAVANAUGH (Chairman): Good

morning, ladies and gentlemen. We are here for the State House Commission

on June 23. Weíve met the Open Public Meetings Act with -- the advertising

was necessary, and we have a quorum present. And since itís 9:00, weíre going

to start on time. And the late arrivals -- weíll announce when they arrive.

Mr. Chairman (sic), would you start, please?

MR. McGLYNN (Secretary): Sure.

Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Here.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Here.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis. Heís here.

Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Here.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh is here.

Just for the record, Iím going to note that we received a letter from

Barbara Sachau, of 15 Elm Street in Florham Park, commenting on numerous

agenda items. The letter has been distributed to all members, and her objections

are duly noted on the various items on the agenda.

The first item on the agenda is the approval of the March 10, 2003,

State House Commission meeting minutes.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Itís a good move by-- And seconded.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: I abstain.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel abstains.

Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Item No. 2, Mr. Chairman, RPR No. 02-23,

Block 962, part of Lot 1, Vineland City, in Cumberland County. Itís merely an

amendment and a correction from a previously approved matter by the State

House Commission to change Lot 2 to be part of Lot 1.

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SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Sounds like a lawyerís meeting. Weíre

making corrections here.

MR. McGLYNN: Well, itís needed for the deed.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Can I hear a motion, please?

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Itís been moved and seconded.

Roll call.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Under New Business, Item No. 3, RPR No. 03,

Block 27, Lot 39, Hightstown Borough, in Mercer County. The New Jersey

Department of Treasury, on behalf of the Department of Transportation,

requests approval to dispose of a former DOT maintenance yard comprising

approximately 0.59 acres. The property will be sold via public auction with the

initial bid being fair market value to be determined by an appraiser, and it is

surplus property.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Is there anyone here to comment? (no

response)

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Itís been moved and seconded.

Roll call, please?

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

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MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Item No. 4, RPR No. 03-30, Block 411, part of

Lot 11, Ewing Township, in Mercer County. The New Jersey Department of

Treasury, on behalf of the Department of Corrections, requests approval to lease

farmland located on the grounds of Knight Farm to the Township of Ewing for

the operation of the Townshipís animal shelter. Itís a 20-year lease with one

20-year renewal. Ewing Township will provide services in lieu of fair market

value rent, the value to be determined.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here to comment? (no

response)

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Moved and seconded.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Item No. 5, RPR No. 03-32, Block 896, Lot

18-C, Woodbridge Township, Middlesex County. The New Jersey Department

of the Treasury, on behalf of the Department of Law and Public Safety, requests

approval to dispose of a 0.55 acre parcel of vacant land. Property will be sold

at fair market value to be determined by an appraisal.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here to comment? (no

response)

DR. SULTON: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Moved and seconded.

Roll call.

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MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Item No. 6 and Item No. 7 can be done

together, Mr. Chairman. RPR No. 03-33, Block 234, Lots 3, 4, 5, and 6, in

Little Falls Township, Passaic County; and RPR No. 03-34, Block 234, Lots 3,

4, 5, and 6, in Little Falls Township, Passaic County -- the same block and lots.

The New Jersey Department of Treasury, on behalf of Montclair

State University, requests approval to grant the temporary construction

easement to New Jersey Transit for the widening of Clove Road, to provide

improved and safe access to the Montclair State University and the New Jersey

Transit rail station; and the Department of Treasury, on behalf of Montclair

State University, requests approval to dispose of vacant land to Passaic County,

to allow the County to maintain and control the roadway, which will provide

improved and safer access to Montclair State University.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here to comment on six or

seven? (no response)

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

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MR. McGLYNN: Item No. 8, The College of New Jersey, Block

215, Lot 136, Ewing Township, Mercer County. The College of New Jersey

requests approval to lease rooftop space on the top of the Wolfe Hall residence

facility, on the grounds of The College of New Jersey, to Sprint Spectrum PCS,

five-year term, with two five-year renewal options, at an annual rental of

$24,000 with a 5 percent annual increase.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Note the presence of counsel at 9:05.

MR. SHAUGHNESSY (Counsel): Iím sorry, Mr. Chair. I had a

flat tire today. My apologies.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Well, you should have AAA.

(laughter)

MR. SHAUGHNESSY: I do. I had to change cars. I didnít have

time today.

MR. McGLYNN: They should have driven you here and left the

car there. (laughter)

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here to comment? (no

response)

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Moved and seconded.

Roll call.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Mr. Chairman, Items 9 through 13 are all

Department of Transportation requests, and I believe can be done--

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Done at once.

MR. McGLYNN: --together.

Item No. 9, Route 70, Section 15, Parcel VX9B, Block 893.18, Lot

2, in Wall Township, Monmouth County.

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SENATOR KAVANAUGH: This will be lengthy.

Iíd like to note the presence of the Assemblyman at 9:06.

MR. McGLYNN: The New Jersey Department of Transportation,

Bureau of Right of Way, Property Management Unit, requests approval to sell

an irregular shaped parcel of vacant land containing 0.82 acres, or 35,502

square feet. The property will be sold to the adjacent property owner for the fair

market value of $10,000.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Note the presence of the Senator at

9:06 and a half.

SENATOR KENNY: I had to go to Senator Gillís event.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: No need to excuse yourself.

MR. McGLYNN: Item No. 10 -- again, weíre on all Department

of Transportation requests -- Route 76, Section 2, Parcel VX24, Block 600, Lot

33, Camden City, in Camden County. The Department of Transportation,

Bureau of Right of Way, Property Management Unit, requests approval to sell

a rectangular shaped parcel of vacant land containing 0.16 plus-or-minus acres,

or 7,300 square feet, directly or at public auction with a recommended sale price

of $10,000.

Item No. 11, the property is Route 9, Section 3D, Parcel X18B,

Block 856, Lot 11, Berkeley Township, Ocean County. The Department of

Transportation, Bureau of Right of Way, Property Management Unit, requests

approval to sell an irregular shaped parcel of vacant land containing 0.202 acres

or 8,799 square feet, by direct sale with a recommended sale price of $5,000,

which is the fair market value.

Item No. 12, the property is Route 18, Section 1, Parcel VX67B,

Old Bridge Township, Middlesex County. The DOT, Bureau of Right of Way,

Property Management, requests approval to sell an irregular shaped parcel of

vacant land containing 0.566 acres, or 24,655 square feet, by direct sale with a

recommended sale price of $13,500, which is fair market value.

And Item No. 13, Route 20, Section 2, Parcels VXR170, VXR171,

VXR172, VX173, VX174, VX175, VX176, VX75B, VX308, VX309, and

VX309B, in the city of Paterson, Passaic County. The New Jersey Department

of Transportation, Bureau of Right of Way, Property Management Unit,

requests approval to lease an irregular shaped parcel of vacant land containing

0.90 acres of usable space. The site will be leased for parking to the New Jersey

Community Development Corporation with a recommended lease rental of

$425 per month.

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SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here to comment on nine

through 13? (no response)

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Moved and seconded.

Roll call, please?

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Number 14 is a DOT, Wireless Communications

request at Route 18, northbound, at mile post 7.2, Marconi Road ramp, in Wall

Township. The bureau of Major Access Permits, Wireless Communications

Unit, requests approval to license a site to erect a wireless communications

facility on a 160-foot monopole, on State-owned property. Approval is

requested to license this site as set forth in the Master Agreements between DOT

and the individual wireless communications carriers. The proposal will generate

a minimum of $18,600 per annum for five to 20 years, depending on the cost

of living increase, with renewal options and collocation of other carriers on the

site.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here to comment? (no

response)

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Moved and seconded.

Roll call.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

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DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: We now turn to Department of Environmental

requests.

Number 15, Delaware and Raritan Canal State Park, Block 1043,

Lot 2, in Lambertville, Hunterdon County. The DEP, Division of Parks and

Forestry, requests approval to enter into a 10-year lease with the city of

Lambertville to develop and operate outdoor recreational facilities, which will

include swings, jungle gyms, and sandboxes; a one-time payment of $10, along

with the investments being made by the tenant in the maintenance,

improvement, equipment replacement, and insurance coverage on the property,

totaling approximately $5,000 per year.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here to comment? (no

response)

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Seconded.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Moved and seconded.

Roll call.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

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MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Item No. 16 is the Delaware and Raritan Canal

State Park, Block 58, part of Lot 17, Franklin Township, in Somerset County.

The New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Parks

and Forestry, requests approval to enter into a five-year residential lease for a

historic dwelling located at 683 Canal Road, provided that no event of default

has occurred and is continuing. Tenant may request that the term be renewed

for five years. Annual compensation will be $12,175, and shall be increased

yearly according to the consumer price index.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here to comment? (no

response)

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Moved and seconded.

Roll call.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Item No. 17, Hopatcong State Park, Block

10710, Lot 4; Block 1106, Lot 1, in Stanhope Borough, Morris County. The

New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Parks and

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Forestry, requests approval to enter into a 10-year lease with the Borough of

Stanhope for the development, maintenance, and operations of outdoor

recreational facilities which shall include ball fields, playground, swings, jungle

gyms, etc. A one-time payment of $10, along with the expenditure of

approximately $5,000 per year, will be done by the town.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here to comment? (no

response)

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Roll call.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Items Nos. 18 and 19 and 20, I think, can be

done together.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Eighteen, 19, and 20.

MR. McGLYNN: Number 18 is Allaire State Park, Block 970, Lot

4, in Wall Township, Monmouth County. The Department of Environmental

Protection, Division of Parks and Forestry, requests approval to enter into a

five-year license agreement of a 12-acre field, to be used for flying

radio-controlled airplanes, under supervision by the Jersey Coast Radio Control

Club, Incorporated. Annual compensation would be $100.

Item No. 19, Monmouth Battlefield State Park, Block 29, Lot 5,

in Manalapan, Monmouth County. The New Jersey Department of

Environmental Protection, Division of Parks and Forestry, requests approval to

enter into a five-year license agreement for a 15-acre field to be used for flying

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radio-controlled airplanes, under the supervision of the Monmouth Model

Airplane Club.

Item No. 20, Allamuchy Mountain State Park, Block 700, Lot 1,

in Mt. Olive Township, Morris County. The New Jersey Department of

Environmental Protection, Division of Parks and Forestry, requests approval to

enter into a five-year license agreement of a 25-acre field to be used for flying

radio-controlled airplanes, under supervision of the Top OíNew Jersey Radio

Control Club. Annual compensation will be $100.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here to comment? (no

response)

Iíd like to note that-- I guess youíre here, Bob, for what purpose?

(Senator Bob Smith sitting in audience) You are the--

MR. McGLYNN: Heís just an alternate.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: --alternate.

MR. McGLYNN: Yes.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: At 9:12 he arrived.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Smith at 9:12.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Roll call, please?

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Item No. 21, Cheesequake State Park, Historic

Proprietary House, in Perth Amboy, Middlesex County. The New Jersey

Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Parks and Forestry,

requests approval to enter a five-year lease agreement with the Perth Amboy

Federation of Teachers for administrative purposes, counseling, and educational

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training, at an annual compensation of $15,600, with yearly consumer price

index increases.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Iíd like to just mention that my uncle

was a member of the Legislature and was involved with the purchase of

Cheesequake Park, then left the Legislature and became a justice on the Court

of Errors and Appeals, which was the forerunner of the Supreme Court -- John

K. Rafferty. Heís dead, so Iím not-- (laughter)

MR. McGLYNN: Itís duly noted -- his death. (laughter)

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Roll call.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Item No. 22, Delaware and Raritan Canal State

Park, Block 57, Lot 6 and Block 27, part of Lot 1, Hopewell and West Amwell

Townships, Mercer and Hunterdon Counties. The DEP, Division of Parks and

Forestry, requests approval to enter into a five-year lease for 1.47 acres of land

to provide access to 1850 River Road, LLC (sic). This will enable public access

to the formerly-- Itís formerly known as the Lambertville Antique Market,

located on Route 29. Annual compensation will be $1,685, and it shall be

increased yearly.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Moved and seconded.

No one here to comment? (no response)

Okay.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

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DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Item No. 23, Delaware and Raritan Canal State

Park, Block 54, part of Lot 100, Frenchtown Borough, in Hunterdon County.

The DEP, Division of Parks and Forestry, requests approval to enter into a

five-year lease with the Bridge Cafe for continued use of a pre-existing

encroachment on park property of a 360-square-foot patio. Annual

compensation of $241.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here to comment? (no

response)

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Moved and seconded.

Roll call.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

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MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Number 24, Round Valley Recreation Area,

Block 30, Lots 2 and 4, in Readington Township, Hunterdon County. The

DEP, Division of Parks and Forestry, requests approval to enter into a five-year

lease for two small stores on park property, comprising of 670 square feet, and

an annual compensation of $3,600, which shall be increased yearly according

to the CPI.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here to comment? (no

response)

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Moved and seconded.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Item No. 25, the Brendan T. Byrne State Forest,

Block 898, Lot 1, in Pemberton Township, Burlington County. The DEP,

Division of Parks and Forestry, requests approval to enter into a five-year lease

with the Burlington County Community College, Pinelands Institute for Natural

and Environmental Studies, for the General Store in Whitesbog Village as a

public interpretive classroom, second-floor administrative office, and basement

storage area. A compensation of a one-time payment of $5, along with a

financial investment of $8,000 a year by the college.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here to comment? (no

response)

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ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Moved and seconded.

Roll call.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Item 26, Washington Crossing State Park, Block

97, Lot 12, Hopewell Township, Mercer County. DEP, Division of Parks and

Forestry, requests approval to enter a five-year lease with the Delaware Valley

Old Time Power and Equipment Association for the development, improvement,

and maintenance of a pole barn for the storage, display, and interpretation of

antique farm equipment. Compensation will be $150, along with maintenance

by the owner of the facilities for $3,000 per year.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here to comment? (no

response)

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Roll call.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

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ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Twenty-seven, Rancocas State Park, Block 23,

Lot 40, Mt. Laurel Township, Burlington County. DEP, Division of Parks and

Forestry, requests approval to enter a 10-year lease with the Township of Mt.

Laurel to continue developing and operating outdoor recreational facilities, such

as ball fields with scoreboards, swings, jungle gyms, restrooms, etc., for a onetime

compensation of $10 and the expenditure of $6,000 per year.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here to comment? (no

response)

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Moved and seconded.

Roll call.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Number 28, Hopatcong State Park, Block 165,

Lot 24; Block 164, Lots 1, 2, and 3, in Roxbury Township, Morris County.

DEP, Division of Parks and Forestry, requests approval to enter into a 10-year

lease with the Township of Roxbury to develop/operate outdoor recreational

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facilities, and use the lake by the Fire Department as backup water source for

fire suppression at a one-time payment of $10, along with the investments of

$4,000 per year by the municipality.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here to comment? (no

response)

Roll call, please?

MR. McGLYNN: Do we have a motion and second?

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Moved and seconded.

MR. McGLYNN: Thank you.

Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Number 29, Cheesequake State Park, Historic

Proprietary House, in Perth Amboy. The DEP, Division of Parks and Forestry,

requests approval to enter a three-year office lease for the second floor, for

one-year office lease for the third floor with the Jewish Renaissance Foundation

for administrative purposes, medical evaluation, counseling, and educational

training. Annual compensation in the amount of $15,600 for the second floor,

and $19,774 (sic) for the third floor. Compensation will be increased in

accordance with the CPI.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here to comment? (no

response)

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Itís been moved and seconded.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

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DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Number 30, Edward G. Bevan Wildlife

Management Area, Block 26, Lot 10 and Block 27, Lot 8, in Downe Township,

Cumberland County. The DEP, Division of Fish and Wildlife, requests

approval to lease a 265-acre section of the Edward G. Bevan Wildlife

Management Area to the U.S. Silica Corporation for 21 years, for mining

purposes, in exchange for the donation of 2,803 acres of replacement land and

an option to buy 3,200 acres of previously unavailable land. The net

compensation of approximately 2,650 acres, or 10 times the acreage proposed

to be leased. All of the proposed compensation lands are properties that the

DEP has attempted in the past to purchase through the Green Acres Program,

and their acquisition will substantially expand five existing wildlife management

areas.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here to comment? (no

response)

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Itís been moved and seconded.

Roll call.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

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MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Item 31, Wall Street Park, Block 61, Lot 79,

0.59 total acres -- 0.45 fee and 0.14 easement -- and Sorrentino Park, Block 19,

Lot 39, 0.26 total acres -- 0.14 fee, 0.12 easement -- in West Long Branch

Borough, Monmouth County. DEP, on behalf of the Borough of West Long

Branch, requests approval to divert a total of 0.05 (sic) acre of parkland -- fee

and easements -- from Wall Street Park and Sorrentino Park to improve the

intersection of Route 71 and Wall Street. As compensation, the Borough of

West Long Branch will dedicate, for public recreation and conservation

purposes, Block 5, Lots 11, 12, 13, and 14, totaling approximately 0.75 acre.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here to comment? (no

response)

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Moved and seconded.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

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MR. McGLYNN: Item No. 32, Brendan T. Byrne State Forest,

Block 7213, Lots 5 and 6, Woodland Township, Burlington County. The New

Jersey Department of Environmental Protection, Division of Parks and Forestry,

requests approval to sell a single-family residence and detached garage on up to

1.0 acre of farmland. Itís contingent on completion of Real Property Review.

Itís to be sold at public auction at the current fair market value, and a new

property valuation will be commissioned by the Department of Treasury as part

of the public auction process. The proceeds of the auction will be returned to the

appropriate Green Acres bond fund to be used by the State to purchase

additional open space.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here to comment? (no

response)

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Roll call.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

All right. Iíd just like to mention on Numbers 33 and 34, Chief

Counsel DeCotiis is going to recuse himself because of the former association

with the firm who worked with these two items.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes. Iíd just like to say, my former firm. And

Iíve sent a letter on this to the Commission. DeCotiis, Patrick, Kohler and

Whistler is involved with a lot of development up in the Meadowlands. Iíll be

recusing myself on all matters related to the Meadowlands Commission.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Thank you.

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MR. McGLYNN: Item No. 33, DeKorte Park, Block 326 (sic), Lot

1.02, in Lyndhurst Township, Bergen County; DeKorte Campers Cove, part of

Kingsland Landfill, Block 192, Part of Lot 4; Block 194, Part of Lot 2; Block

195, Part of Lot 2; Block 197, Part of Lot 2, in North Arlington Borough,

Bergen County; and the Oritani Marsh, Block 1.09 (sic), Part of Lots 1 and 2

in East Rutherford Borough, in Bergen County. The Department of

Environmental Protection, on behalf of the New Jersey Meadowlands

Commission, requests approval to dispose of approximately 46.719 acres of

parkland from DeKorte Park and DeKorte Campers Cove to EnCap Golf

Holdings, LLC, a private developer, for the implementation of Phase One of the

Meadowlands Golf Course Redevelopment Plan. As part of the redevelopment

plan, the Meadowlands Commission also seeks approval to relocate five existing

radio towers to a 68-acre parcel of parkland. As compensation for the disposal

of parkland to EnCap, and to use another 68 acres of parkland for the Rose City

array, the NJMC shall dedicate as parkland 534.117 acres of unencumbered

land in Carlstadt, East Rutherford, Lyndhurst, and Kearny. The appraisal value

of the approximately 115 acres of parkland proposed for disposal and/or

diversion is $1.5 (sic) million, based on the cost of the NJMC of these properties

at the time of acquisition. The value of the replacement land is estimated at

over $6 million.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Itís 1.15 million.

MR. McGLYNN: What did I say?

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Five.

MR. McGLYNN: One, point, one, five.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: I stand corrected.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here to comment? (no

response)

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Roll call, please?

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

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MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: If I can, I just want to say

that I grew up in that area along Route 3 where this is taking place, where those

golf courses are going to be built. They were built on smouldering dumps. So,

as long as my life can remember, there was nothing but smoke and smell coming

out of that dump area, and now itís going to be, I think, four golf courses.

MR. McGLYNN: Thatís right.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: So itís just something thatís

really fantastic, and Iím excited to say yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Item No. 34 is the Anderson Creek Marsh, Block

18, Part of Lot 2, in the town of Secaucus, Hudson County. The DEP, on

behalf of the Meadowlands Commission, requests approval to dispose of

approximately 2.328 acres of land known as the Anderson Creek Marsh to New

Jersey Transit for the construction of the Main-Bergen Connection, in exchange

for the dedication of 45.01 acres of NJMC land as parkland. As compensation

for the transfer of 2.32 acres of the Anderson Creek Marsh to New Jersey

Transit, the NJMC will dedicate, for recreation and conservation purposes, four

unencumbered properties, totaling 45.01 acres, in the town of Kearny, Hudson

County. The appraised value of the area to be disposed of is $23,500. The

value of the replacement land, based on the NJMCís total purchase price, is

$382,585.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here to comment? (no

response)

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Moved and seconded.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

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ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

What we can do is, when you retire, Assemblyman, we could name

that golf course up there the Assemblyman Anthony Impreveduto--

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Iíll just take membership,

Mr. Chairman. (laughter)

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: --Memorial--

MR. McGLYNN: How about a lifetime pass?

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: With my luck, theyíll change

it next year to the Continental Golf Course, so Iíll just take membership.

(laughter)

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: With your luck, we could call it the

Anthony Impreveduto Memorial. (laughter)

MR. McGLYNN: Item No. 35, Turkey Swamp Park, Block 99,

Part of Lot 1; Block 93, Part of Lot 48, Freehold Township, in Monmouth

County. The DEP, on behalf of the County of Monmouth, requests approval

to dispose of approximately 1.60 acres of Turkey Swamp Park in connection

with the realignment and improvement of the intersection of Nomoco Road and

Georgia Road in the Township of Freehold. The value of the disposed property

was established at $27,000. Monmouth County will deposit this amount into

the Open Space Trust Fund for the use in future County acquisition projects.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here to comment? (no

response)

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Moved and seconded.

Roll call.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

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ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Item No. 36 is the White Lake Wildlife

Management Area, Block 902, Lot 10, in Hardwick Township, Warren County.

DEP, on behalf of the Division of Fish and Wildlife, requests approval to enter

into a 20-year lease with the Hardwick Historical Society for the preservation

and restoration of the historic Vass Farmstead, located within the White Lake

Wildlife Management Area. A lease for the same premises to Warren County

was approved by the State House Commission on March 26, 2001; however,

the County is no longer interested in being the lessee. Compensation will be in

the amount of $1 dollar per year, plus in-kind services to be provided by the

Hardwick Historical Society.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here to comment? (no

response)

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Moved and seconded.

Roll call.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

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MR. McGLYNN: Item No. 37, Manasquan Reservoir Properties,

Block 49, Part of Lot 20.02, in Howell Township, Monmouth County. The

DEP, Division of Parks and Forestry, requests approval to convey 1.3 acres of

undeveloped parkland and 4,550-square-feet access easement to the Daisy

Garden Center in exchange for 1.6 acres of undeveloped land and other

considerations.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here to comment? (no

response)

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Moved and seconded.

Roll call.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Item No. 38, Veterans Park and other

unnamed/undeveloped open space, Block 2724, Lot 33; Block 2169, Lot 546;

Block 2607, Lot 13; Block 2169, Lot 2; Block 2716, Lot 127; and Block

2716.02, Lot 8, Hamilton Township, Mercer County. The New Jersey

Department of Environmental Protection requests approval to release Green

Acres restrictions on 4.56 acres of underground easements on parkland and to

allow the use of an additional 6.86 acres of parkland for temporary work space,

in connection with the construction of a new 36-inch diameter natural gas

pipeline loop by the Transcontinental Gas Pipeline Corporation. The appraised

value of the 4.56 acres of pipeline easements and 6.86 additional acres of

temporary construction easements to be conveyed to Transco is $179,900. As

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compensation for these easements and other anticipated project impacts,

Transco will contribute $435,000, at least $400,000 of which will be dedicated

for future acquisition of open space.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: I understand we have some comments

on this. How many are going to testify? Just one.

MR. McGLYNN: Two.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Two. Come forward, please. Take

the other chair. Was there a representative of the mayor here?

M A Y O R G L E N D. G I L M O R E: Mr. Chairman, I am the Mayor

of Hamilton Township.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: You are. Do you have someone else

with you?

MAYOR GILMORE: I had someone else here. Heís not here to

testify.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: All right.

Mayor Gilmore.

MAYOR GILMORE: Thank you, Mr. Chairman.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Would you identify yourself for the

recording?

MAYOR GILMORE: Yes. Glen Gilmore, Mayor of Hamilton

Township.

MR. McGLYNN: Would you excuse me? Would you hit the

button right there. It will be red when itís on (referring to PA microphone).

MAYOR GILMORE: Sure. Thank you.

Glen Gilmore, the Mayor of Hamilton Township.

Mr. Chairman, members of the Commission, Iím here this morning

to urge your rejection of this application. Hamilton Township is a community

of 90,000 people, and although we have an existing pipeline through our

community, itís been something that weíve had to live with as a community for

many, many years. The thought of a second pipeline simply compounds the

problem. Itís a burden that our community should not be asked to undertake.

And as a matter of public safety, I urge the rejection of this application.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Thank you, Mayor.

Yes, sir.

D O U G L A S E. A N D E R S O N: My name is Douglas Anderson, and

Iím with Transco Pipeline. Iíd like to respond.

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ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Could you bring that -- move

it closer to you (referring to PA microphone)? The microphone. There you go.

MR. ANDERSON: My name is Douglas Anderson. Iím with

Transco Pipeline. Transco, my company, is doing the best they can to meet the

increasing demand for natural gas in this area. Last winter, on several occasions,

the pipeline was running at 100 percent capacity. This project that we proposed

to build this year will serve a new electric generating plant thatís being built to

supply electricity to this area.

Thereís approximately 50 landowners that are impacted by this

project, mostly in Hamilton Township, which includes the Township of

Hamilton. Weíve reached an agreement with virtually everyone. This is a

project that has been proposed for over a year. Weíve held public hearings and

public houses (sic) to inform the public. Iíve met with the Township on

numerous occasions to address their concerns. I felt that we had an agreement

with the Township at one point, but that was not approved by the council.

I just wanted to state that Transco has a very good safety record in

this state. Weíve been in business for over 50 years -- have not had a single

incident which caused any injury or damage, so we feel it is a safe pipeline.

I think Iíll answer questions if--

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: All right. DEP is here also, I believe.

Yes, Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: What will happen if you

donít do this?

MR. ANDERSON: Well, we have two customers who have entered

into contracts with Transco to supply gas as of November 1 of this year, and the

Federal Government has reviewed the project, and approved it, and is requiring

us, actually, to have this project in place by November of this year. And again,

it serves a generating plant thatís being built in Bucks County, just across the

Delaware River, and weíre the only source of supply for them. So itís very

important.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: But what would happen if

you donít do it?

MR. ANDERSON: Well, I would think that that generating plant

would not be able to go on-line. That might be a problem for this yearís electric

needs. And then there would be penalties, I would think, between all these

contracts, that not being -- if itís not followed through, the penalties to the

customers involved would be pretty severe, I would think.

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ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Would the public suffer

because of it?

MR. ANDERSON: Well, again, my company, at several occasions

last winter, was running at 100 percent capacity, and I donít know that we can

go another year without there being a problem with meeting the needs for

electric and natural gas supplies in this area.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: And thereís no other way to

route that pipeline?

MR. ANDERSON: No. In the approval process, we look at all

alternatives, and this was judged by the Federal Government and other agencies

as the best alternative.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: This is a natural gas pipeline to supply

the turbines in Bucks County?

MR. ANDERSON: Correct.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Does it also supply gas to residential

customers along the line?

MR. ANDERSON: Well, our pipeline system does supply, not

residential customers directly, but we supply the local utility companies which

then supply the customers. But this particular seven miles of pipe that weíre

putting in, basically, will just be the capacity for the electric plant.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: And what size is the pipeline?

MR. ANDERSON: This is 36-inch diameter.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Mayor Gilmore.

MAYOR GILMORE: Mr. Chairman, we have also filed an

application to reopen their original grant of permission for this project. During

itís initial review, we had asked to be heard on the subject and were not given

that opportunity. So we have retained special counsel for that purpose.

Hamilton Township is being asked to carry the burden for customers outside of

our community. Again, itís a hardship that I would urge this Committee (sic)

not to impose upon our community. And although weíre talking about a

pipeline that runs through parkland in Hamilton Township, it also runs through

parkland thatís adjacent to large residential neighborhoods as well. And for that

reason, I question whether or not that is really the best route for this pipeline.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Well, Mayor, the State House

Commission is to approve, after an agreement or a disagreement between

communities or corporations. I would suggest that with, as far as the agreement

of the Commission, that you would go back and work with Transco --

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possibility of compensation would alleve (sic) some of the concerns of Hamilton

Township. But if youíd go back and review it with them, and then come back

to our next State House Commission. But time is of the essence, I think, to

some degree. Youíre mentioning--

MAYOR GILMORE: Mr. Chairman, respectfully, I would say that

for Hamilton Township itís not a question of compensation. Itís really an issue

of safety. And so, with all due respect, I donít believe that further discussions

would be productive.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: I donít know what youíd say on the

safety factor, because thereís miles and miles and miles of transportation lines,

both fuel lines and natural gas lines, throughout the state. So that if we claimed

safety, it would be the fact that weíd have to shut everything down. I know the

concern you have, but in the Edison explosion-- I donít think that was Transco

that had that.

MR. ANDERSON: No, that was a competitor company.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Right. And so there is a risk. Thereís

no question. But with the up-to-date technology that the installers have, I think

itís minimal. But thatís not for me to say.

Is there any comments from any members of the Commission?

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: I just have a question. Whatís the status of

the FERC petition, and whatís your timing on them hearing it?

MAYOR GILMORE: I know that our papers have been accepted,

and I understand that we will, at least, have an opportunity to be heard with

respect to our objections, but I donít believe that weíve been given a date, yet,

at this point.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: But the petition has been filed?

MAYOR GILMORE: Yes, it has.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: It was noted that there was 10

different alternatives for this, and the FEC made the recommendation for it, this

one. So it was a Federal decision.

Ladies and gentlemen, whatís your pleasure?

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: I would make a recommendation that we table

this item for this month, and letís see how they make out with FERC.

MAYOR GILMORE: Thank you.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Motion to table?

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Iíll second the motion.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Moved and seconded.

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Roll call, please?

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: These are always difficult

decisions, but -- pipeline has to go through at some point and somewhere. It

serves -- and that was my question to you. Nobody wants it, but,

unfortunately, we all like to have heat and air conditioning, and light our stoves.

Iím going to vote yes, but hopefully, you can make some kind of arrangement.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes, with the same comments as

Assemblyman Impreveduto.

MR. McGLYNN: I would just point out that our next scheduled

meeting, although we donít have a date, is sometime in September. If there is

an emergent matter, I would ask that you work through our Deputy Attorney

General, Bob Shaughnessy. And we can convene this group, even if we have to

do it telephonically in order to proceed forward.

MAYOR GILMORE: Thank you, Mr. Chairman, and all members

of the Commission. Thank you.

MR. McGLYNN: The next item on the agenda concerns our arts

inclusion projects. I think we can do them all together.

Item 39, the Department of Treasury, Division of Property

Management and Construction, under NJSA 52:16A-29, requires that

expenditures for recommendations concerning the inclusion of artistic designs

in State buildings shall be approved by the State House Commission.

The first -- the Department of Corrections Project C0626-00, which

is the new 134-bed minimum security prison unit at Jones Farm. Landscape art

and seating in family visitation grove near ball fields, proposed arts budget of

$43,659.
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Number 2, the Department of Human Services Project M1296-00,

new classroom space at the Vineland Development Center. Site and

program-appropriate artwork, proposed arts budget of $11,500.

Department of Environmental Protection Project P0905-00, new

park office at Voorhees State Park. Site and program-appropriate artwork,

proposed arts budget, $10,170.

Juvenile Justice Commission Project S0461-00, ADA Dining Room

addition to Warren Residential Community House. Site and

program-appropriate artwork, proposed arts budget of $2,100.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Anyone here to comment? (no

response)

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Seconded.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Moved and seconded.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

We now move to our position as members of the Pension Division

of the Judicial Retirement.

MR. McGLYNN: First we need -- I think Mr. Gorman is here, also

from that department -- we need approval of the minutes of the meeting held on

March 10, 2003.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Moved and seconded.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

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DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Abstain.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Confirmation of death claims, retirements,

survivor benefits, and terminations. We need a motion to confirm.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Itís been moved and seconded.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Approval of the financial statements as of

January 31, 2003.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Itís been moved and seconded.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

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MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: And you have in your package a proposed

readoption of the Administrative Rules governing the Judicial Retirement

System, which are too lengthy for me to read in their entirety.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Moved.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Itís been moved and seconded.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: And we have two matters for executive session.

That shouldnít be very long.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Can we have a motion to go to--

MR. McGLYNN: All in favor? (Aye -- all respond in favor)

Opposed? (no response)

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Ayes have it.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: All right.

Thank you, ladies and gentlemen.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

AFTER EXECUTIVE SESSION:

MR. McGLYNN: The motion is to hold in abeyance the decision

on whether or not his pension-- No, hold in abeyance until such time as a

resolution of the charges are completed. Thatís the motion.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Thatís a motion.

Is it moved?

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: I move it.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Second.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Seconded.

MR. McGLYNN: All in favor? (Ayes respond)

Do you want me to do an individual?

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Youíd better.

MR. McGLYNN: Okay. Iím sorry. Iím going to do the individual.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Director Steepy.

DEPUTY DIRECTOR STEEPY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Deputy Treasurer Smartt.

DEPUTY TREASURER SMARTT: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chief Counsel DeCotiis.

CHIEF DeCOTIIS: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Doherty.

ASSEMBLYMAN DOHERTY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Assemblyman Impreveduto.

ASSEMBLYMAN IMPREVEDUTO: Abstain.

MR. McGLYNN: Senator Kenny.

SENATOR KENNY: Yes.

MR. McGLYNN: Chairman Kavanaugh.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: Yes.

Number 42.

P E T E R J. G O R M A N: Do you want me to communicate to the judge

what we just said?

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MR. SHAUGHNESSY: Yes.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: It will save us a stamp.

MR. GORMAN: Okay. Thank you.

MR. McGLYNN: I think we have to send everybody out again,

because we need legal advice in response to a petition for a declaratory ruling,

and then weíre done.

Thanks for your patience.

SENATOR KAVANAUGH: You might as well go home, because

thereís nothing else exciting.

EXECUTIVE SESSION

AFTER EXECUTIVE SESSION:

MR. McGLYNN: Thank you for your time.

(MEETING CONCLUDED)