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Freeholders Form Business Recovery Task Force

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By Al Campbell

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CREST HAVEN – Freeholders, in a telephonic caucus meeting April 14, formalized the establishment of a Business Recovery Task Force.
The nine-member entity is to meet weekly. It will consist of Freeholder Vice-Director Leonard Desiderio and Freeholder Will Morey, who heads the county’s economic development endeavors. 
Additionally, others will include members from the business and community throughout the county.
Its objective will be to provide the freeholders with an update impacts to businesses from the COVID-19 pandemic. It will also support the county’s education and outreach efforts to businesses and will recommend policy and programs at the local and state levels.
In other actions, the board:
Amended the prohibition on lodging of transient guests or seasonal tenants in the county. The action expands the categories of those not considered transient guests or seasonal tenants. 
Awarded an $86,687 contract to the architectural firm of Buell Kratzer Powell LTD or site work engineering and project management for the Child Advocacy Center on Court House-South Dennis Road. The center will be used by the County Prosecutor’s Office when children are involved.
Appointed and reappointed Chris Zellers, consumer advocate, and Joe Fahy, member-at-large to the county Human Services Advisory Council. Terms run from April 1, 2020, to March 31, 2023.
Accepted the appointment of Taryn Smith, RN, as administrator of New Jersey Health Care Facility. Smith, along with Lisa Stanley, as alternate administrator, will oversee Cape Regional Home Health Care, which is a joint venture between Cape Regional Medical Center and Bayada Home Health Care to provide home health care services to county residents.
Authorized a lease agreement with the Board of Education of the Special Services School District and Vocation School District of CMC to continue to operate the schools on property owned by the county with the term from July 1, 2017, to June 30, 2025.
There was no salary resolution passed at the meeting because no new hires or pay changes were made to employees.

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