Pending Ordinances and Resolutions

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

COUNTY OF WARREN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

ORDINANCE 2019-03

 

CALENDAR YEAR 2019

ORDINANCE TO EXCEED THE MUNICIPAL BUDGET APPROPRIATION LIMITS

AND TO ESTABLISH A CAP BANK

(N.J.S.A. 40A: 4-45.14)

 

WHEREAS, the Local Government Cap Law, N.J.S.A . 40A: 4-45.1 et seq., provides that in the preparation of its annual budget, a municipality shall limit any increase in said budget to 2.5% unless authorized by ordinance to increase it to 3.5% over the previous year’s final appropriations, subject to certain exceptions; and,

WHEREAS,N.J.S.A. 40A: 4-45.15a provides that a municipality may, when authorized by ordinance, appropriate the difference between the amount of its actual final appropriation and the 3.5% percentage rate as an exception to its final appropriations in either of the next two succeeding years; and,

WHEREAS, the Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton in the County of Warren finds it advisable and necessary to increase its CY 2019 budget by up to 3.5% over the previous year’s final appropriations, in the interest of promoting the health, safety and welfare of the citizens; and,

WHEREAS, the Township Committee hereby determines that a 3.5% increase in the budget for said year, amounting to $57,298in excess of the increase in final appropriations otherwise permitted by the Local Government Cap Law, is advisable and necessary; and,

WHEREASthe Township Committeehereby determines that any amount authorized hereinabove that is not appropriated as part of the final budget shall be retained as an exception to final appropriation in either of the next two succeeding years.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED, by the Township Committeeof theTownship of Knowlton, in the County of Warren, a majority of the full authorized membership of this governing body affirmatively concurring, that, in the CY 2019 budget year, the final appropriations of the Township of Knowltonshall, in accordance with this ordinance and N.J.S.A. 40A: 4-45.14, be increased by 3.5%, amountingto $57,298and that the CY 2019 municipal budget for the Township of Knowltonbe approved and adopted in accordance with this ordinance; and,

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that any that any amount authorized hereinabove that is not appropriated as part of the final budget shall be retained as an exception to final appropriation in either of the next two succeeding years; and,

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that a certified copy of this ordinance as introduced be filed with the Director of the Division of Local Government Services within 5 days of introduction; and,

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that a certified copy of this ordinance upon adoption, with the recorded vote included thereon, be filed with said Director within 5 days after such adoption.

 

Introduction: April 8, 2019

Motion:

Second:

Roll Call vote: Cuntala --, McNinch--, Shipps-, Van Horn--, Starrs

 

 

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2019-62

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTIVE SESSION

WHEREAS, the Open Public Meetings Act; N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., declares it to be the public policy of the State to insure the right of citizens to have adequate advance notice of and the right to attend meetings of public bodies at which business affecting the public is discussed or acted upon; and

WHEREAS, the Open Public Meetings Act also recognized exceptions to the right of the public to attend portions of such meetings; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Township Committee find it necessary to conduct an executive session closed to the public as permitted by the N.J.S.A. 40:4-12; and

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Township Committee will reconvene in public session at the conclusion of the executive session;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Township Committee of the Knowlton Township, County of Warren, State of New Jersey that they will conduct an executive session to discuss the following topic (s) as permitted by N.J.S.A. 40:4-12:

  • Personnel
  • Attorney Advice

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Township Committee hereby declare that their discussion of the subject (s) identified above may be made public at a time when the Township Attorney advises them that the disclosure of the discussion will not detrimentally affect any right, interest or duty of the Township or any other entity with respect to said discussion.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Township Committee, for the reasons set forth above, hereby declare that the public is excluded from the portion of the meeting during which the above discussion shall take place.

DATE: April 8, 2019

 

Motion:

Second:

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

 

 

_______________________________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

COUNTY OF WAREN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2019-63

 

RESOLUTION APPROVING REFUND OF DUPLICATE TAX PAYMENT

BLOCK 3, LOT 41.01

 

WHEREAS, the above property was sold in early November. The November taxes in the amount of $1,866.61 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 2019 taxes since it would affect the new owner’s escrow for taxes which is included in their mortgage. Once refunded the title company will refund their client.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton, County of Warren, New Jersey on this eighth day of April 2019, approves the refund of the duplicate November payment to Sunrise Title Services, Inc. in the amount of $1,866.61. The CFO is hereby authorized to prepare a check in that amount made payable to Sunrise Title Services, Inc. The check will be returned to the tax collector for mailing.

 

 

Introduction/Passage: April 8, 2019

 

Motion:

Second:

 

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

 

_____________________________

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 April 8, 2019.

 

_______________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

COUNTY OF WARREN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2019-64

 

RESOLUTION RECOGNIZING APRIL 2019 AS WARREN COUNTY COMMUNITY COLLEGE MONTH

 

WHEREAS, the more than thirteen hundred community and technical colleges, public and private, in the United States have contributed enormously to the riches and accessibility of American higher education, nearly half of all undergraduate college students in the Nation today are enrolled in community college; and

 

WHEREAS , by providing education opportunities at costs and locations accessible to all who are qualified, community and technical colleges have greatly enhanced the opportunity for every ambitious student, young or old, to enter a postsecondary school program. As community-based institutions, our schools provide varied programs and offer specialized training for more than one thousand occupations; and

 

WHEREAS , the community is served well by Warren County Community College, and as Warren County Community College has been recognized by Middle State for its exceptional report and process during the March 2018 Self-Study; and

 

WHEREAS , Warren County Community College because of its successful reform agenda, by implementing meaningful education change, it has reached a 45% graduation rate, highest in New Jersey as well as record retention rates, while simultaneously continuing to reduce remediation; and

 

WHEREAS , Warren County Community College was the only community college deemed uniquely qualified in Northwest New Jersey, to provide free tuition to all households earning under $45,000 per year. Through the Governor’s Community College Opportunity Grants (COOG); and

 

WHEREAS, in Spring 2019, Warren County Community College is the only college in the Northeastern United States to implement Cengage Unlimited where all online learning materials are at a flat rate of $140 annually; and, the option to receive each print book at a flat rate of $7.99. This is estimated to save students at least $1, 200 annually in book expenses; and

 

WHEREAS, in 2017-2018, a robust dual enrollment program with all six Warren County high schools participating, 1, 947 high school students (equivalent to 51% of the entire Warren County public high school population) successfully completed at least one dual enrollment course, saving the Warren County taxpayers an equivalent of $1.8 million in tuition and fee expenses; and

 

 

 

 

WHEREAS , Warren County Community College is a leader in public service relationships. It currently administers Continuing Education programs, at our Phillipsburg satellite location , with strong history of collaboration with our county human services offices, even facilitating and authorizing a strategic plan for all countywide human services; and

 

WHEREAS Warren County Community College trustees and staff serve the global higher education community on statewide, national, and international boards including, but not limited to: NJCCC Trustee State Chair, AACC board of Directors, AACC structured pathways Commission Chair, the AAUA Board of Directors, the Chair Academy International Advisory Board, and the Middle State Commission on Higher Education Board; and

 

WHEREAS , in recognition of the important constriction of community and technical colleges to our total education system, in 1985 the Congress authorized and requested then President Ronald Regan to issue Proclamation 5418 establishing a National Community College Month.

 

NOW THEREFORE , be it resolved that the Knowlton Township Mayor and Committee recognize April 2019 as Warren County Community College Month

 

Date: April 8, 2019

Motion:

Second:

 

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

 

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 April 8, 2019.

 

_______________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

 

 

Knowlton Township Warren County New Jersey