Pending Ordinances and Resolutions

 

 

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

COUNTY OF WAREN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2017-119

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING ASSIGNMENT OF TAX SALE CERTIFICATE

 

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 54:5-113 authorizes assignment by a municipality of tax sale certificates for the full amount of the certificate, including all subsequent municipal taxes and other municipal charges; and

 

WHEREAS, Dan Deroche has offered to purchase, by assignment Certificate of Sale # 2013-003 which was issued by Township of Knowlton at a tax sale held November 12, 2013 on Block 12, Lot 8 known as 656 Route 94 and assessed to Bucek, Ella M / Sherratt, E / Roy, L in the amount of $ 12,806.78 being the full amount of the certificate, including all subsequent municipal taxes and other municipal charges,

 

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton, County of Warren, New Jersey on this eleventh day of December 2017, agrees to assign the above certificate to Dan Deroche for $12,806.78 which includes the full amount of the certificate including all subsequent municipal taxes and other municipal charges. The Municipal Clerk and Mayor are authorized to execute the necessary assignment document to effect assignment of the above referenced Certificate of Sale.

 

 

Introduction/Passage: December 11, 2017

 

Motion:

Second:

 

Roll Call: Van Horn- , Cuntala- ,Shipps- ,Starrs- ,Farber-

 

_____________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

Certification: I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution adopted by the Knowlton Township Committee at a meeting held on December 11, 2017.

 

_______________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

 

 

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

COUNTY OF WARREN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION TO CANCEL UNEXPENDED 2017 BUDGET APPROPRIATONS

#2017-123

 

 

 

WHEREAS, there are 2017 Budget Appropriation Balances that are no longer needed; and

 

WHEREAS, these balances can be cancelled into Current Fund Balance; and

 

WHEREAS, these balance are able and eligible to be cancelled as outlined in the schedule below; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESLOVED that these Unexpended Balances of Appropriations listed below is hereby cancelled:

 

 

Current Fund Accounts Amounts

 

Purchase of Sickle Bar Mower $ 40,000.00

EFFECTIVE: December11, 2017

 

Motion:

Second:

Roll Call: Cuntala-- , Farber-- , Shipps-- , Van Horn-- ,Starrs

 

___________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Clerk

 

 

 

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

COUNTY OF WARREN STATE OF NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF FUNDS

#2017-124

 

 

WHEREAS, NJSA 40A:4-58 permits transfers between current year budget appropriations during the last two months of the municipal fiscal year; and;

 

WHEREAS, there are certain Budget Year 2017 appropriations that require transfers to meet the charges and obligations that will be incurred by the end of this fiscal year.

 

NOW, THERFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the transfer below is hereby authorized by a 2/3 vote of the full Governing Body.

 

CURRENT FUND:

 

From: Amount

Engineering Services $15,200.00

Municipal Clerk S/W $11,100.00

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Total $26,300.00

 

To: Amount

Mayor & Council S/W $ 2,400.00

Finance S/W $ 300.00

Employee Group Insurance $10,600.00

Mun. Prosectuor $ 1,000.00

Tax S/W $ 900.00

Zoning Officer S/W $ 2,800.00

Roads S/W $ 2,500.00

Recreation $ 500.00

Court S/W $ 2,000.00

Celebration of Pubic Events $ 3,300.00

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Total $ 26,300.00

 

EFFECTIVE: December 11, 2017

Motion

Second

Roll Call: Cuntala-- Farber-- , Shipps-- , Van Horn-- Starrs

 __________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Clerk

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON
WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2017-125

 

Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse

Fiscal Grant Cycle July 2014-June 2019

WHEREAS, the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse established the Municipal Alliances for the Prevention of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse in 1989 to educate and engage residents, local government and law enforcement officials, schools, nonprofit organizations, the faith community, parents, youth and other allies in efforts to prevent alcoholism and drug abuse in communities throughout New Jersey.

WHEREAS, The Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton, County of Warren, State of New Jersey recognizes that the abuse of alcohol and drugs is a serious problem in our society amongst persons of all ages; and therefore has an established Municipal Alliance Committee; and,

 

WHEREAS, the Township Committee further recognizes that it is incumbent upon not only public officials but upon the entire community to take action to prevent such abuses in our community; and,

 

WHEREAS, the Township Committee has applied for funding to the Governor’s Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse through the County of Warren;

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Township of Knowlton, County of Warren, State of New Jersey hereby recognizes the following:

 

  • The Township Committee does hereby authorize submission of a strategic plan for the Knowlton Township Municipal Alliance grant for fiscal year 2019 in the amount of:

DEDR $ 4,113.00

Cash Match $ 1,234.00

In-Kind $ 3,085.00

  • The Township Committee acknowledges the terms and conditions for administering the Municipal Alliance grant, including the administrative compliance and audit requirements.

 

APPROVED: ____________________________________

M. Adele Starrs,Mayor

 

CERTIFICATION

 

I, Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk of the Township of Knowlton, County of Warren, State of New Jersey, do hereby certify the foregoing to be a true and exact copy of a resolution duly authorized by the Township Committee on this eleventh day of January, 2017 .

 

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Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

STATEWIDE INSURANCE FUND

 

RESOLUTION APPOINTING FUND COMMISSIONER

RESOLUTION 2017-126

 

 

WHEREAS, Knowlton Township(hereinafter “LocalUnit”) is a member of the

 

Statewide Insurance Fund (hereinafter “Fund”), a joint

 

insurance fund as defined in N.J.S.A. 40A:10-36 et seq.; and

 

WHEREAS, the Fund’s Bylaws require participating members to appoint a

 

Fund Commissioner;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the governing body of the

 

Township of Knowlton that Adele Starrs is herebyappointed as the Fund

 

Commissioner for the Local Unit for the year 2018; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Kristin Shipps is hereby appointed as the

 

Alternate Fund Commissioner for the Local Unit for the year 2018; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Local Unit’s Fund Commissioner is

 

authorized and directed to execute all such documents as required by the Fund.

 

 

Name of Entity: Knowlton Township

By:

Adele Starrs

ATTEST:

 

 

_______________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

This Resolution agreed to the 11th day ofDecember, 2018 by a vote of:

Motion:

Seconded:

 

Roll Call: Cuntala-- , Farber-- , Shipps-- , Van Horn-- Starrs--

 

 

RESOLUTION APPOINTING RISK MANAG27EMENT CONSULTANT

RESOLUTION 2017- 127

 

 

WHEREAS, Knowlton Township (hereinafter “Local Unit”) has joined the Statewide Insurance Fund (hereinafter “Fund”), a joint insurance fund as defined in N.J.S.A. 40A:10-36 et seq.; and

 

WHEREAS, the Bylaws require participating members to appoint a Risk Management Consultant, as those positions are defined in the Bylaws, if requested to do so by the “Fund”; and

 

WHEREAS, the Local Unit has complied with relevant law with regard to the appointment of a Risk management Consultant; and

 

WHEREAS, the “Fund” has requested its members to appoint individuals or entities to that position; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the governing body of “Local Unit”, in the County of Warren and State of New Jersey, as follows:

 

  • Knowlton Township hereby appointsSharon Cooper its local Risk Management Consultant.

 

  • The Acting Clerk (authorized representative of the public entity) and Risk Management Consultant are hereby authorized to execute the Risk Management Consultant’s Agreement for the year 2017 in the form attached hereto.

 

Name of Entity:Knowlton Township

Attest:

Kristin Shipps, Acting Clerk Adele Starrs, Mayor

 

C e r t i f i c a t i o n

 

I, Kristin Shipps, Acting Clerk of Knowlton Township, County ofWarren, do hereby certify the foregoing to be a true and correct copy of a Resolution adopted by the governing body onDecember 11, 2017.

Kristin Shipps, Acting Clerk

 

Witness my hand and seal of the

 

Eleventh day of December, 2017

 

 

2018 FUND YEAR

STATEWIDE INSURANCE FUND

 

RISK MANAGEMENT CONSULTANT’S AGREEMENT

 

 

 

THIS AGREEMENT entered into this eleventh day of December, 2017, among the Statewide Insurance Fund (“FUND”), a joint insurance fund of the State of New Jersey, Knowlton Township(“MEMBER”) and Sharon Cooper(“CONSULTANT”) through a fair and open process, pursuant to N.J.S.A.19:44A-20.4.

WHEREAS, the CONSULTANT has offered to the MEMBER professional risk management consulting services as required by the Bylaws of the FUND; and

 

WHEREAS, the CONSULTANT has advised the FUND that he/she is familiar with the terms, conditions and operations of the FUND; and

 

WHEREAS, the MEMBER desires these professional services from the CONSULTANT; and

 

WHEREAS, the MEMBER has complied with relevant law in regard to the appointment of a Risk Management Consultant; and

 

WHEREAS, the Bylaws of the FUND require that members engage a CONSULTANT and that the CONSULTANT comply with certain requirements set forth therein.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, the parties in consideration of the mutual promises and covenants set forth herein, agree as follows:

 


  • For and in consideration of the amount stated hereinafter, the CONSULTANT shall:

 

    • assist in evaluating the MEMBER’S exposures and advise on matters relating to the Member’s operation and coverage.

 

    explain to the MEMBER, or its representatives, the various coverages available from the FUND.

 

    explain to the MEMBER, or its representatives, the terms of the member’s commitment and obligations to the FUND.

 

    explain to the MEMBER, or its representatives the operation of the FUND.

 

    prepare applications, statements of values, etc., on behalf of the MEMBER, if required by the FUND.

 

    review the MEMBER’S assessment and assist in the preparation of the MEMBER’S insurance budget.

    review losses and engineering reports and provide assistance to the MEMBER’S safety committee, if required.

 

    assist in the claims settlement process, if required, by MEMBER or FUND.

 

    attend the majority of meetings of the Fund Commissioners or Executive Committee, if requested, and perform such other services as required by the MEMBER or the FUND.

 

    comply with the obligations imposed upon Risk Managers in the FUND’s Bylaws.

 

    act in good faith and fair dealing to the FUND.

 

    perform other duties for the FUND as may be required from time to time by the FUND.

 


 

2. In exchange for the above services, the CONSULTANT shall be compensated in the following manner:

 

      The CONSULTANT shall be paid by the FUND, on behalf of the MEMBER, a fee as compensation for services rendered. Said fee, an apportionment of the MEMBER’s assessment: 6% of workers’ compensation (excluding any fees, PLIGA, and loss ratio apportionment); 7.5% of non WC assessment (excluding any fees, PLIGA, and loss ratio apportionment);

 

      The CONSULTANT shall be entitled to compensation for services provided during any calendar year only if the CONSULTANT has been appointed and holds the position of Risk Management Consultant, as of January 31 of the said calendar year for counties and municipalities holding general elections and July 30 for municipalities holding regular elections.

 

      For any insurance coverages authorized by the MEMBER to be placed outside the FUND, the CONSULTANT shall receive as compensation the normal brokerage commissions paid by the insurance company. The premiums for said policies shall not be added to the FUND’s assessment in computing the fee set forth in 2(a).

 

      If the MEMBER shall require of the CONSULTANT extra services other than those outlined above, the CONSULTANT shall be paid by the MEMBER a fee at a rate to be negotiated by the parties.

 


 

The term of this Agreement shall be from January 1, 2018 to January 1, 2019. However, this Agreement may be terminated by either party at any time by mailing to the other thirty (30) days written notice, certified mail return receipt.

The CONSULTANT shall comply with all laws applicable to producers who provide insurance products to public entities and shall comply with all applicable statutes and regulations relating to joint insurance funds.

 

The CONSULTANT agrees to comply with all affirmative action laws applicable in accordance with Exhibit A and to submit all necessary documentation establishing compliance within seven (7) days of this Agreement.

 

 

ATTEST:

 

Member Representative

 

 

ATTEST:

 

Risk Management Consultant Corporate Officer

 

 

 

ATTEST:

 

Statewide Insurance Fund Chairperson

 

 

 


 

 

EXHIBIT A

STATEWIDE INSURANCE FUND

 

MANDATORY EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY NOTICE

(N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27 et seq.)

GOODS, PROFESSIONAL SERVICES AND GENERAL SERVICE CONTRACTS

 

This form is a summary of the successful professional service entity’s requirement to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27 et seq.

 

The successful professional service entity shall submit to the Statewide Insurance Fund, after notification of award but prior to execution of this contract, one of the following three documents as forms of evidence:

 

(a) A photocopy of a valid letter that the vendor is operating under an existing Federally approved or sanctioned affirmative action program (good for one year from the date of the letter);

OR

(b) A photocopy of a Certificate of Employee Information Report approval, issued in accordance with N.J.A.C. 17:27-1.1 et seq.;

OR

 

(c) A photocopy of a completed Employee Information Report (Form AA302) provided by the Division of Contract Compliance and completed by the vendor in accordance with N.J.A.C. 17:27-1.1 et seq.

 

The successful professional service entity may obtain the Employee Information Report (AA302) from the Statewide Insurance Fund during normal business hours.

 

The undersigned professional service entity certifies that he/she is aware of the commitment to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27 et seq. and agrees to furnish the required forms of evidence.

 

The undersigned professional service entity further understands that his/her submission shall be rejected as non-responsive if said professional service entity fails to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et seq. and N.J.A.C. 17:27 et seq.

 

COMPANY:

Risk Management Consultant

 

SIGNATURE:

 

PRINT NAME:

 

TITLE: DATE:

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

COUNTY OF WARREN, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION # 2017-128

 

RADON PROCLAMATION RESOLUTION

WHEREAS, radon is a naturally occurring radioactive gas that occurs when certain types of rock break down; and

WHEREAS, radon is the second leading cause of lung cancer in the United States andkills as many as 500 people in New Jersey each year; and

WHEREAS, families in homes with elevated radon levels are at risk of developing serious health problems; and

WHEREAS, the US Environmental Protection Agency ranks Warren County, NJ, as being at the highest risk level for radon because of rock native to the area; and

WHEREAS, any home could have high levels, even when neighboring homes do not; and

WHEREAS, radon testing can be done with great ease at a relatively low expense to the homeowner, with the cost of reducing radon concentrations being comparable to a home repair; and

WHEREAS, the NJ Department of Environmental Protection and the US Environmental Protection Agency are collaborating during the month of January to promote the need for radon testing in an effort to protect the lives of our State’s residents; and

WHEREAS, if all New Jersey homes with radon concentrations at or above 4 pCi/L were mitigated, about 78 lives could be saved this year.

WHEREAS, the Knowlton Township Committee has applied for and received a $2,000 Radon Awareness Program (RAP) grant from the NJ Department of Environmental Protection to purchase radon kits for distribution to Knowlton residents to test their homes for radon; and

WHEREAS, the kits are now available for Knowlton residents on a first-come, first serve basis at the Knowlton Municipal Building.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED the Township Committee of Knowlton, on behalf of the residents of Knowlton, does hereby proclaim January 2017 as Radon Action Month in Knowlton Township.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that we call upon all residents who have not yet done so to test their homes for radon and use the kits now available and to reduce radon levels if elevated levels are found, to protect their families from the serious health risk of radon.

Date: December 11, 2017

Motion:

Second:

Roll Call: Cuntala — , Farber — , Shipps — , Van Horn— , Starrs—

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION#2017-129

 

AUTHORIZING THE INSERTION OF DRAFT MINUTES FROM 2013 INTO THE OFFICIAL RECORDS

 

WHEREAS, a review conducted last year showed that public meeting minutes were omitted from Knowlton’s records; and

 

WHEREAS, draft minutes of the public sessions that occurred on July 25, 2013, and August 22, 2013 have been located attached to an email pulled by MSI software from the Township server;

 

WHEREAS, the current Township Committee is unable to testify to the accuracy of these minutes since a majority of the members from 2013 are no longer in office but would like to include them in the official records in the interest of having as complete an official record as possible.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT SOLVED, that the Township Committee authorizes the Acting Clerk to reinsert these draft minutes into the official record books.

 

 

 

Motion:

Second:

Roll Call: Shipps-- , Cuntala-- , Farber-- , Van Horn-- , Starrs--

 

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

COUNTY OF WARREN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2017-130

 

RESOLUTION CONCERNING 48-HOUR NOTICE FOR PLANNING BOARD AND BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT MATERIALS

 

WHEREAS, in March 2016 the Knowlton Township Committee adopted a policy of abiding by a 48-hour cutoff for submission of items to be included for their public meetings; and

WHEREAS, advance copies of resolutions, ordinances, and other materials to be discussed at Township Committee meetings benefits Committee members by allowing for prior consideration and preparation; and

WHEREAS, the 48-hour cutoff benefits staff by eliminating last-minute and hurried preparation; and

WHEREAS,advance online posting of resolutions and ordinances allows the public time to consider topics for discussion prior to the meeting; and

WHEREAS, packets made available prior to the meeting shortens the duration of meetings by eliminating last-minute reading; and

WHEREAS, the Township Committee wishes to create a system that equitably gives the staff, Committee Members, and public time for thought and preparation;

WHEREAS, pressing situations necessitating last-minute inclusion on the agenda or meeting are excepted; and

WHEREAS, the 48-hour cutoff, since its introduction, has not proven to be unduly burdensome to the municipal staff; and

WHEREAS, the Township Committee would like all the boards of the Township to operate under a uniform system that gives all staff, members, and the public time to prepare for meetings.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Township Committee requests that the Knowlton Township Board of Adjustment and Planning Board consider adopting the following policy: 48 hours prior to every public meeting, the clerk shall post resolutions and ordinances online and provide Committee members with completed packets and vouchers for review by placing them in an accessible location at the Knowlton Township Municipal Building.

 

PASSED, APPROVED, AND EFFECTIVE on this the 11th day of December, 2017.

 

Motion:

Second:

 

Committee Polled: Van Horn-- , Cuntala-- , Farber-- , Shipps-- , Starrs—

 

___________________________________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

COUNTY OF WAREN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2017-31

 

RESOLUTION APPROVING REFUND OF DUPLICATE TAX PAYMENT

BLOCK 44, LOT 54

 

WHEREAS, the above property was sold in early November. The November taxes in the amount of $1,857.32 were paid twice once by the former owner’s bank and once by the title company handling the purchase. The title company has requested their payment be refunded to them and did not wish to apply it to February 2018 taxes since it would affect the new owners escrow for taxes which is included in their mortgage.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton, County of Warren, New Jersey on this eleventh day of December 2017, approves the refund of the duplicate November payment to Simplicity Title in the amount of $1,857.32. The CFO is hereby authorized to prepare a check in that amount made payable to Simplicity Title. The check will be returned to the tax collector for mailing.

 

 

Introduction/Passage: December 11, 2017

 

Motion:

Second:

 

Roll Call: Van Horn- , Cuntala- ,Shipps- ,Starrs- ,Farber-

 

_____________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

Certification: I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution adopted by the Knowlton Township Committee at a meeting held on December 11, 2017.

 

_______________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

Knowlton Township Warren County New Jersey