Pending Ordinances and Resolutions

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

COUNTY OF WARREN

STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

RESOLUTION NO. 2017-60

 

2017 Municipal Budget

WHEREAS , the Township of Knowlton is holding a meeting on April 27, 2017, for the purpose of introducing the 2017 Municipal Budget and conducting other matters; and,

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED , by the Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton, Warren County, New Jersey, that the Township of Knowlton hereby petitions the Director of the Division of Local Government Services that the 2017 Local Municipal Budget be introduced and approved on April 27, 2017.

 

2017 KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL BUDGET

Surplus anticipated general revenues $ 385,000.00

Total Miscellaneous revenue 626,102.00

Receipts from Delinquent Taxes 319,000.00

Local Property Taxes 1,028,930.49

Total General Revenues $ 2,359,032.49

 

Salaries and Wages $ 595,170.00

Other Expenses 963,850.00

Capital Improvements 55,000.00

Statutory Expenditures 104,697.00

Deferred Charges 191,992.00

Reserve for Delinquent Taxes 448,323.49

Total 2015 Municipal Budget $ 2,359,032.49

2017 Municipal Tax Rate 0.398

 

2017 KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP MUNICIPAL WASTEWATER UTILITY BUDGET

Surplus anticipated general revenues $ 23,000.00

Total Rents 222,000.00

Total General Revenues $ 245,000.00

 

Total Operations $ 245,000.00

Total 2017 Municipal Budget $ 245,000.00

Date:

Motion:

Second:

VOTE: Cuntala , Farber , Shipps , Van Horn , Starrs

 

Certification

 

I, Kristin Shipps, Acting Clerk of the Township of Knowlton, County of Warren do hereby certify the foregoing to be a true and accurate copy of a Resolution adopted by the Knowlton Township Committee at a meeting of said Township Committee held on April 27, 2017.

 

Witness my hand and the SEAL of the Township of Knowlton.

 

 

 

SEAL: ________________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

COUNTY OF WARREN, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2017-61

 

RESOLUTION SUPPORTING THE PETITION ENTITLED

“PETITION FOR IMPROVED HIGH SPEED INTERNET IN KNOWLTON AND OTHER RURAL COMMUNITIES IN WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY”

 

WHEREAS, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC)’s 2016 Broadband Progress Report documents a significant disparity in Internet access with more than 39 percent of Americans living in rural areas lacking access to advanced telecommunications capability, compared to 4 percent of Americans living in urban areas 1; and

 

WHEREAS, the FCC states that underperforming broadband service disproportionately impacts the ability of small businesses operating in rural areas to successfully compete in the modern economy 1; and

 

WHEREAS, studies show that children with higher quality Internet access in the home have advantages such as improved access to opportunities and superior computer skills, prerequisites for success in the modern workforce 2; and

 

WHEREAS, populations without the advantages of high speed Internet show correlations with lower income, lower rates of higher education, weaker civic participation, and poorer access to information; and

 

WHEREAS, Knowlton businesses and residents should have all the advantages of Internet access available in more urban areas;

 

WHEREAS, there are residential areas of Knowlton Township currently without Internet access; and

 

WHEREAS, estimated costs to residents to install Internet access in these pockets can be in the thousands of dollars and is beyond the reach of many families; and

 

WHEREAS, residents with local Internet access complain that it is subject to unreliable connectivity and poor speed; and


WHEREAS, rural areas such as Knowlton suffer from a lack of competition in high speed Internet providers; and

 

WHEREAS, Internet providers may provide upgrades to high density, urban areas first, perpetuating the unequitable distribution of services; and

 

WHEREAS, one Internet provider, CenturyLink, with service areas in Warren County bought another telecommunications company late last year; and

 

WHEREAS, this merger must be approved by the Board of Public Utilities to proceed; and

 

WHEREAS, the aforementioned petition requests that the BPU make concessions for affordable, faster, more reliable, and expanded Internet access to rural areas of Warren County a required condition of approval for CenturyLink’s 2017 merger.

 

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Township Committee of Knowlton hereby gives its support to the petition entitled “Petition for Improved High Speed Internet in Knowlton and Other Rural Communities in Warren County, New Jersey” and encourages residents to sign it.

 

 

April 27, 2016

 

Motion:

Second:

Shipps Farber Van Horn Cuntala Starrs

 

 

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Kristin Kolb Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

1 Wheeler, Tom, Jessica Rosenworcel, and Mignon Clyburn. "2016 Broadband Progress Report." Federal Communications Commission. United States Government, 29 Jan. 2016. Web. 24 Apr. 2017. <https://www.fcc.gov/reports-research/reports/broadband-progress-reports/2016-broadband-progress-report>.

 

2 Rideout, Victoria J., and Vikki S. Katz. Opportunity for All? Technology and Learning in Lower-income Families. DigitalEquityfor Learning.org. Rutgers University, Winter 2016. Web. 24 Apr. 2017. <http://digitalequityforlearning.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/jgcc_opportunityforall.pdf>.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

COUNTY OF WARREN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2017-62

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR AND CLERK TO SIGN AND EXECUTE AGREEMENT WITH TRAVEL CENTERS OF AMERICA

 

 

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Township Committee authorizes the mayor and clerk to sign and execute the attached agreement between the Travel Centers of America and the Township of Knowlton.

 

Motion:

Second:

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

 

 

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Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knowlton Township Warren County New Jersey