Pending Ordinances and Resolutions

 

 

 

 

Knowlton Township

County of Warren, State of New Jersey

Ordinance #2020-04

 

AN ORDINANCE TO PROVIDE FOR THE IMPROVEMENT TO VARIOUS ROADS WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON AND TO PROVIDE FOR THE FUNDING THEREOF

 

BE IT ORDAINED the Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton, County of Warren and State of New Jersey, that the following be properly authorized:

 

Improvement to Various Roads - $202,500.00

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the financing for the above is as follows:

 

RESERVE FOR ROAD IMPROVEMENTS $ 90,000.00

DOT GRANT RECEIVABLE – Linaberry Road $ 112,500.00

 

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that the period of usefulness of the improvements is in excess of the five (5) year statutory requirement, and that no debt shall be incurred by the Township for this improvement authorization.

 

The capital budget conforms with the provisions of this ordinance to the extent of any inconsistency therewith and the resolution promulgated by the Local Finance Board showing full details of the Capital Budget and Capital Program as approved by the Director, Division of Local Government Services as on file with the Municipal Clerk is available for public inspection.

 

This ordinance shall take effect immediately upon passage and publication in accordance with the law.

 

Introduction: May 28, 2020

Motion: Cuntala

Second: Shipps

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

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

BOND ORDINANCE NUMBER 2020-05

BOND ORDINANCE PROVIDING AN APPROPRIATION OF $100,000 FOR ACQUISITION OF AIR PACKS FOR AND BY THE TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON IN THE COUNTY OF WARREN, NEW JERSEY AND AUTHORIZING THE ISSUANCE OF $95,000 BONDS OR NOTES OF THE TOWNSHIP FOR FINANCING PART OF THE APPROPRIATION.

 

BE IT ORDAINED, BY THE TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON, IN THE COUNTY OF WARREN, NEW JERSEY (not less than two-thirds of all members thereof affirmatively concurring) AS FOLLOWS:

 

The improvements described in Section 3 of this bond ordinance (the “Improvements”) are hereby authorized to be undertaken by the Township of Knowlton, New Jersey (the “Township”) as general improvements. For the said Improvement there is hereby appropriated the amount of $100,000. Such sum includes the sum of $5,000 as the down payment (the “Down Payment”) required by the Local Bond Law of the State of New Jersey, constituting Chapter 2 of Title 40A of the New Jersey Statutes, as amended and supplemented (the “Local Bond Law”). The Down Payment is now available by virtue of provisions in one or more previously adopted budgets for down payments for capital improvement purposes.

 

In order to finance the cost of the Improvements not covered by application of the Down Payment, negotiable bonds of the Township are hereby authorized to be issued in the principal amount of $95,000 pursuant to the provisions of the Local Bond Law (the “Bonds”). In anticipation of the issuance of the Bonds and to temporarily finance said improvements or purposes, negotiable bond anticipation notes of the Township are hereby authorized to be issued in the principal amount not exceeding $95,000 pursuant to the provisions of the Local Bond Law (the “Bond Anticipation Notes” or “Notes”).

 

The Improvements authorized and the purpose for the financing of which said obligations are to be issued is for the acquisition of air packs, including, as applicable, all work, materials, equipment and appurtenances necessary therefor and incidental thereto.

The estimated maximum amount of Bonds or Notes to be issued for the purpose of financing a portion of the cost of the Improvements is $95,000.

The estimated cost of the Improvements is $100,000 which amount represents the initial appropriation made by the Township.

 

All Bond Anticipation Notes issued hereunder shall mature at such times as may be determined by the chief financial officer of the Township (the “Chief Financial Officer”); provided that no Note shall mature later than one year from its date. The Notes shall bear interest at such rate or rates and be in such form as may be determined by the Chief Financial Officer. The Chief Financial Officer shall determine all matters in connection with Notes issued pursuant to this ordinance, and the signature of the Chief Financial Officer upon the Notes shall be conclusive evidence as to all such determinations. All Notes issued hereunder may be renewed from time to time subject to the provisions of Section 8(a) of the Local Bond Law. The Chief Financial Officer is hereby authorized to sell part or all of the Notes from time to time at public or private sale and to deliver them to the purchasers thereof upon receipt of payment of the purchase price plus accrued interest from their dates to the date of delivery thereof. The Chief Financial Officer is directed to report in writing to the Township Committee of the Township at the meeting next succeeding the date when any sale or delivery of the Notes pursuant to this ordinance is made. Such report must include the amount, the description, the interest rate and the maturity schedule of the Notes sold, the price obtained and the name of the purchaser.

 

The capital budget of the Township is hereby amended to conform with the provisions of this ordinance to the extent of any inconsistency herewith. The resolution in the form promulgated by the Local Finance Board showing full detail of the amended capital budget and capital program as approved by the Director, Division of Local Government Services, Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey is on file with the Township Clerk and is available for public inspection.

 

The following additional matters are hereby determined, declared, recited and stated:

The Improvements described in Section 3 of this bond ordinance are not current expenses and are capital improvements or properties that the Township may lawfully make or acquire as general improvements, and no part of the cost thereof has been or shall be specially assessed on property specially benefited thereby.

The period of usefulness of the Improvements, within the limitations of the Local Bond Law, and according to the reasonable life thereof computed from the date of the Bonds authorized by this bond ordinance, is 5 years.

The Supplemental Debt Statement required by the Local Bond Law has been duly prepared and filed in the office of the Township Clerk and a complete executed duplicate thereof has been filed in the office of the Director, Division of Local Government Services, Department of Community Affairs, State of New Jersey. Such statement shows that the gross debt of the Township, as defined in the Local Bond Law, is increased by the authorization of the Bonds and Notes provided in this bond ordinance by $95,000 and the obligations authorized herein will be within all debt limitations prescribed by the Local Bond Law.

An aggregate amount not exceeding $2,000 for items of expense listed in and permitted under Section 20 of the Local Bond Law is included in the estimated cost of the Improvements, as indicated herein.

 

Any funds received from time to time by the Township as contributions in aid of financing the purposes described in Section 3 of this Ordinance shall be used for financing said Improvements by application thereof either to direct payment of the cost of said Improvements or to the payment or reduction of the authorization of the obligations of the Township authorized therefor by this Bond Ordinance. Any such funds received may, and all such funds so received which are not required for direct payment of the cost of said Improvements shall, be held and applied by the Township as funds applicable only to the payment of obligations of the Township authorized by this Bond Ordinance.

 

The full faith and credit of the Township are hereby pledged to the punctual payment of the principal of and interest on the obligations authorized by this bond ordinance. The obligations shall be direct, unlimited obligations of the Township, and the Township shall be obligated to levy ad valorem taxes upon all the taxable property within the Township for the payment of the obligations and the interest thereon without limitation of rate or amount.

SECTION 9:

 

The Chief Financial Officer of the Township is hereby authorized to prepare and to update from time to time as necessary a financial disclosure document to be distributed in connection with the sale of obligations of the Township and to execute such disclosure document on behalf of the Township. The Chief Financial Officer is further authorized to enter into the appropriate undertaking to provide secondary market disclosure on behalf of the Township pursuant to Rule 15c2-12 of the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “Rule”) for the benefit of holders and beneficial owners of obligations of the Township and to amend such undertaking from time to time in connection with any change in law, or interpretation thereof, provided such undertaking is and continues to be, in the opinion of a nationally recognized bond counsel, consistent with the requirements of the Rule. In the event that the Township fails to comply with its undertaking, the Township shall not be liable for any monetary damages, and the remedy shall be limited to specific performance of the undertaking.

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This Bond Ordinance constitutes a declaration of official intent under Treasury Regulation Section 1.150-2. The Township reasonably expects to pay expenditures with respect to the Improvements prior to the date that Township incurs debt obligations under this Bond Ordinance. The Township reasonably expects to reimburse such expenditures with the proceeds of debt to be incurred by the Township under this Bond Ordinance. The maximum principal amount of debt expected to be issued for payment of the costs of the Improvements is $95,000.

 

This bond ordinance shall take effect 20 days after the first publication thereof after final adoption, as provided by the Local Bond Law.

 

Introduction: May 28, 2020

Motion:

Second:

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

 

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2020-81

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:

  • Contract Negotiations

 

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: July 13, 2020

Motion:

Second:

Committee Poll: Cuntala--- McNinch—, Shipps---, Van Horn--, Starrs--

 

I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of a resolution adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton, Warren County, State of New Jersey at a meeting held on July 13, 2020.

 

__________________________

Kristin Shipps, Municipal Clerk

 

 

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2020-82

 

RESOLUTION OF THE WARREN COUNTY BOARD OF CHOSEN FREEHOLDERS TO REIMBURSE WARREN COUNTY LOCAL RESTAURANTS AND BARS THE SUM OF SEVENTY-FIVE DOLLARS ($75.00) AS A RESULT OF THE SPECIAL FEE/TAXIMPOSED BY THE NEW JERSEY STATE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGE COMMISSION FOR THE ABILITY TO SERVE ALCOHOLIC BEVERAGES

OUTSIDE THEIR LICENSED PREMISES

 

 

WHEREAS, the Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Warren understand the financial destruction that the COVID19/Pandemic has imposed upon local businesses in the County of Warren; and

 

WHEREAS, the Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders have created an Economic Development Advisory Committee to help foster and encourage opportunities for local businesses; and

 

WHEREAS, the Pandemic and concomitant closure of local restaurants and bars has had a chilling and devastating financial effect upon local business owners and their employees; and

 

WHEREAS, the New Jersey State Alcoholic Beverage Commission has imposed a seventy-five dollar ($75.00) licensing fee and/or additional tax for establishments who will soon be able to serve alcoholic beverages outside their licensed premises within the guidelines for social distancing and Executive Order 150 imposed by the Governor ; and

 

WHEREAS, thisadditional fee and/or tax creates an additional burden and hardship to proprietors of establishments which have been closed for ninety (90) or more days; and

 

WHEREAS, the Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders understand the concerns of local business owners and are concerned for their economic viability and have determined that available funds to cover this unnecessary excessive fee/tax are available in the account of the Economic Development Advisory Committee; and

 

WHEREAS, the Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders will tender payment for this unnecessary fee/tax to the Municipal Clerks of each Warren County municipality for those businesses to serve the public via outdoor dining and consumption of alcohol and in conformance with all Executive Orders from the State.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVEDby the Board of Chosen Freeholders of the County of Warren in the State of New Jersey as follows:

 

  • The Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders will tender payment for all Warren County restaurants whom desire to open underthe Governors Executive Order 150 to serve the public alcoholic beverages at outdoor settings the sum of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) per licensee to offset the fee/tax imposed by the New Jersey Alcoholic Beverage Commission as it has been determined that this fee/tax creates an unnecessary burden on businesses located in the County of Warren.

 

  • A copy of this duly certified resolution will be served upon Municipal Clerks for each Warren County Municipality who may also adopt a Resolution allowing participation in this program.

 

  • Annexed to this Resolution is a certificate from the County Treasurer indicating the availability of funds from Account No.011720 5100.

 

 

Date: July 13, 2020

Motion:

Second:

Roll Call:

 

 

CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution

adopted by the Knowlton Township Committee at the meeting held on July 13, 2020.

 

 

 

___________________________

Kristin Shipps, Municipal Clerk

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

COUNTY OF WARREN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

RESOLUTION 2020-83

 

STATEWIDE INSURANCE FUND

 

RESOLUTION TO JOIN (RENEW) THE FUND

 

WHEREAS, a number of local units have joined together to form the Statewide Insurance Fund (“FUND”), a joint insurance fund, as permitted by N.J.S.A. 40A:10-36, et seq.; and

WHEREAS, KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP (“LOCAL UNIT”) has complied with relevant law with regard to the acquisition of insurance; and

WHEREAS, the statutes and regulations governing the creation and operation of joint insurance funds contain elaborate restrictions and safeguards concerning the safe and efficient administration of such funds; and

WHEREAS, the LOCAL UNIT has determined that membership in the FUND is in the best interest of the LOCAL UNIT.

WHEREAS, the LOCAL UNIT agrees to be a member of the FUND for a period of three (3) years, effective from January 1, 2021 terminating on January 1, 2024 at 12:01 a.m. standard time; and

WHEREAS, the LOCAL UNIT has never defaulted on claims, if self-insured, and has not been canceled for non-payment of insurance premiums for two (2) years prior to the date of this Resolution.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the LOCAL UNIT does hereby agree to join the Statewide Insurance Fund; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that to the extent required by law, the Local Unit shall provide notice of the Indemnity and Trust Agreement to the Office of the State Comptroller; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the LOCAL UNIT will be afforded the following coverage(s) :

Workers’ Compensation & Employer’s Liability

X

Comprehensive General Liability

X

Automobile Liability and Physical Damage

X

Public Officials and Employment Practices Liability

X

Property

X

Inland Marine Boiler and Machinery

X

Crime-Faithful Performance and Fidelity

X

Pollution Liability

X

Cyber Liability

X

Non Owned Aircraft

X

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the LOCAL UNIT’s Fund Commissioner is

authorized and directed to execute the Indemnity and Trust Agreement and such other documents signifying the membership in the FUND as required by the FUND’s Bylaws and to deliver same to the Administrator of the FUND with the express reservation that said documents shall become effective only upon the LOCAL UNIT’s admissions to the FUND following approval of the FUND by the New Jersey Department of Banking and Insurance.

 

 

Name of Member Entity: KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

ATTEST: By:

Print Name

Title:

Clerk

 

 

This Resolution agreed to the thirteenth day of July 2020, by a vote of:

Motion:

Second:

 

 

Affirmative AbstainNegative Absent

 


 

STATEWIDE INSURANCE FUND

 

INDEMNITY AND TRUST AGREEMENT

 

THIS AGREEMENT made this day of 20 , in the County of Morris, State of New Jersey, by and between the Statewide Insurance Fund (hereinafter “FUND”), and KNOWLTON TOWNSHIPin the County of Warrena duly constituted local unit of government (hereinafter “LOCAL UNIT”);

WHEREAS, two or more local units have collectively formed a joint insurance fund as such an entity is authorized and described in N.J.S.A. 40A:10-36 et seq.; and

WHEREAS, the LOCAL UNIT has agreed to become a member of the FUND in accordance with and to the extent provided for in the Bylaws of the FUND and in consideration of such obligations and benefits to be shared by the membership of the FUND; and

WHEREAS, the LOCAL UNIT has complied with relevant law with regard to the acquisition of insurance;

NOW, THEREFORE, it is agreed as follows:

  • The LOCAL UNIT, upon entering the FUND, agrees to be bound by and to accept and comply with each and every provision of the FUND’s Bylaws, Risk Management Program, as it applies to the LOCAL UNIT and the applicable statutes and administrative regulations pertaining to joint insurance funds.
  • The LOCAL UNIT agrees to participate in the FUND with respect to the coverage listed in the LOCAL UNIT’s “Resolution to Join” in accordance with the FUND’s Bylaws and Risk Management Program.
  • The LOCAL UNIT agrees to become a member of the FUND until January 1, 2024, at 12:01 a. m. eastern standard time. The commencement date shall be the effective date as established by the FUND’s Bylaws and policies.
  • The LOCAL UNIT certifies that it has not been canceled for non-payment of insurance premiums for a period of at least two (2) years prior to the date hereof, or, if self-insured, that it has never defaulted on any claims.
  • In consideration of membership in the FUND, the LOCAL UNIT agrees that it shall jointly and severally assume and discharge the liability of each and every member of the FUND in accordance with statute and regulation, and by execution hereof the full faith and credit of the LOCAL UNIT is pledged to the punctual payment of any sums which shall become due to the FUND in accordance with the Bylaws thereof, this Agreement or any applicable statute or regulation.
  • If the FUND, in the enforcement of any part of this Agreement, shall incur necessary expense or become obligated to pay attorney’s fees and/or court costs, the LOCAL UNIT agrees to reimburse the FUND for all such reasonable expenses, fees and costs on demand.
  • The LOCAL UNIT and the FUND agree that the FUND shall hold in trust all monies paid by the LOCAL UNIT to the FUND and those monies will be used in accordance with all applicable statues, the FUND’s Bylaws and the Risk Management Program.
  • If required by the Commissioner of Insurance or applicable statutes or regulations, the FUND shall establish separate trust fund accounts in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40A:10-36, et seq. and any other statutes or regulations that may be applicable. Said trust accounts shall be used solely for the payment of claims made against members of the FUND, excess insurance premiums and/or the administration of the FUND, or for such other purposes as now or hereunder permitted by statute or regulation.
  • Each LOCAL UNIT which shall become a member of the FUND shall be obligated to execute an agreement similar in form to this Agreement.
  • To the extent required by law, the LOCAL UNIT shall provide notice of this Agreement to the Office of the State Comptroller.

Name of Member Entity: KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

ATTEST: By:

Print Name

Title:

Clerk

STATEWIDE INSURANCE FUND

 

By: Chairman

 

ATTEST:

Secretary

Dated:


TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

 

RESOLUTION 2020-84

 

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF RAFFLES LICENSES RA20-12 TO KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP LIONS CLUB TO CONDUCT

A RAFFLE ON DECEMBER 1, 2020

WHEREAS , the Knowlton Township Lions Club has applied for raffles licenses to conduct raffles on December 1, 2020, virtually at the Knowlton Lions Club, 505 Route 94, Columbia, NJ consisting of New Jersey Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission applications RA20-12; and,

 

WHEREAS ,the proper fees have been filed with the application, and the Findings and Determinations by the Municipal Clerk have determined that this organization is qualified to conduct raffles;

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Knowlton, Warren County, New Jersey, that approval is hereby given for the issuance of raffle license RA20-12 to The Knowlton Township Lions Club.

 

Date: July 13, 2020

Motion:

Second:

AIF:

CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution

adopted by the Knowlton Township Committee at the meeting held on July 13, 2020.

 

 

 

___________________________

Kristin Shipps, Municipal Clerk

 

 

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

WARREN COUNTY NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2020-85

 

Award Contract – Survey of Block 10 Lot 6Brook Hollow Winery

 

WHEREAS , the Township ofKnowlton wishes to Survey Block 10Lot 6(also known as Brook Hollow Winery; and

WHEREAS , the Township has solicited quotes. L.J. Brill & Associates, P.A., of Blairstown, New Jersey was the lowest quoted amount in the amount of $5,900.00; and

WHEREAS , the Chief Financial Officer has certified that funds are available within the Open Space Trust Fund.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED , by the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Knowlton, County of Warren, and State of New Jersey that a contract to Survey Block 10 Lot 6(also known as Brook Hollow Winery) be awarded to L.J. Brill & Associates, P.A., 216 Spring Valley Rd., Blairstown, NJ 07825 not to exceed $5,900.

 

July 13, 2020

 

Motion:

Second:

Roll Call:

 

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 July 13, 2020.

 

_________________________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

 

RESOLUTION 2020-86

 

RESOLUTION TO AWARD ROAD RESURFACING OF LINABERRY ROAD

 

WHEREAS, the Township of Knowlton is a member of the Morris County Cooperative Pricing System and wishes to utilize the contract for Road Resurfacing for Resurfacing of Linaberry Road, Section and

 

WHEREAS, Tilcon New York, Inc., Wharton, NJ has been awarded Contract #6 for Road Resurfacing and Denville Line Striping Contract #36 all through the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council of which the Township of Knowlton is an active participant, and

 

WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer has certified that funds are available.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton, County of Warren and State of New Jersey that the Road Resurfacing Services for Linaberry Road, Section 1, be awarded to Tilcon New York, Inc, Wharton, NJ, and Denville Line Striping,. as follows:

 

Awarded to Tilcon through MCCPC Contract #6 Unit Price QTY Total

HMA 9.5M64, including tack coat, del/laid/compacted $74.40/ton 1925 T $143,220.00

Resetting of inlet frames $595/Each 5 $ 2,975.00

 

Awarded to Denville Line Striping Contract #36

4” yellow or white Epoxy striping method $0.30/LF 23,284 lf $ 6,985.20

 

 

TOTAL $153,180.20

 

Dated: July 13, 2020

Motion:

Second:

Roll Call:

 

CERTIFICATION

I, Kristin Shipps, Clerk of the Township of Knowlton do hereby certify that this is a true and accurate copy of a Resolution Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton, Warren County, New Jersey at a Regular Meeting held on the thirteenth day of July 2020.

 

 

__________________

Kristin Shipps, RMC

Township Clerk

 

 

 

Township of Knowlton

Resolution No.2020-87

 

 

 

Resolution: Approval to submit a grant application and execute a grant contract with the New Jersey Department of Transportation for the Overlay of Mount Pleasant Road, Section 1, project.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that Council of Knowlton formally approves the grant application for the above stated project.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Clerk are hereby authorized to submit an electronic grant application identified as MA-2021-Overlay Mount Pleasant Road, Section -00478 to the New Jersey Department of Transportation on behalf of KnowltonTownship.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that Mayor and Clerk are hereby authorized to sign the grant agreement on behalf of Knowlton Township and that their signature constitutes acceptance of the terms and conditions of the grant agreement and approves the execution of the grant agreement.

 

Certified as a true copy of the Resolution adopted by the Council

On this 13 day of July, 2020

 

 

 

_______________________

Clerk

 

 

 

My signature and the Clerk’s seal serve to acknowledge the above resolution and constitute acceptance of the terms and conditions of the grant agreement and approve the execution of the grant agreement as authorized by the resolution above.

 

 

ATTEST and AFFIX SEAL____________________ ____________________

-----------------(Clerk) --------------------(Presiding Officer)

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON
WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2020-88

CONTRACTING FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES WITHOUT COMPETITIVE BIDDING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LOCAL PUBLIC CONTRACTS LAW (N.J.S.A.40A-11.1, Et Seq.)

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton are desirous of attaining professional services for the betterment of the Township of Knowlton; and,

WHEREAS, there exists a need for professional service to update Knowlton Townships “Comprehensive Farmland Preservation Plan” dated May 2008 per N.J.S.A. 4.1c-43.1; and,

WHEREAS, N.J.A.C 2:76-17. 4 (a) ser forth the minimum required component for a County Comprehensive Farmland Preservation plan; and,

WHEREAS, on July 25, 2019, the State Agriculture Development Committee Approved revised guidelines with supplement N.J.A.C. 2:76-17.4 (a) and (b) and provide uniform standards for the development of County Comprehensive Farmland Preservation Plans; and

WHEREAS, proposed amendments to the County PIG regulations at N.J.A.C 2:76 – 17.4 (c) require counties to reexamine update the Comprehensive Farmland Preservation Plan at least every ten (10) years; and

WHEREAS, the Township has applied for and the state granted on June 18, 2020 a grant reimbursement of up to 50% of eligible costs not to exceed a maximum grant of $20, 0000 to assist municipalities in updating their “Comprehensive Farmland Preservation Plans; and

WHEREAS, “The Land Conservancy of New Jersey” on April 21, 2020 proposed updating the Knowlton Township “Comprehensive Farmland Preservation Plan” for the total fee of Twelve Thousand and Five Hundred ($12,500.00); and

WHEREAS, the Local Public Contracts Law (N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.) requires that the resolution authorizing the awarding of contracts and appointments for professional services without competitive bidding must be publicly advertised; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Knowlton, Warren County, New Jersey, that the service of “The Land Conservancy of New Jersey” at a cost of $12,500.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that they Mayor and Clerk are here by authorized to sign the agreement with “The Land Conservancy of New Jersey” on behalf of Knowlton township and that their signatures constitute acceptance of the terms and conditions and approve the agreement.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution and contract is available for public inspection in the office of the Municipal Clerk and that the resolution is to be published in the official Township newspapers as required by law.

July 13, 2020

Motion:

Second:

Roll Call:

 

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 July 13, 2020.

 

_________________________________________

Kristin Shipps, Municipal Clerk

 

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2020-89

RESOLUTION APPROVING PAYMENT OF VOUCHERS

 

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Knowlton, Warren County, New Jersey, that all claims attachedare hereby approved as reasonable and proper claims against the Township of Knowlton.

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that approval for payment is hereby given to the Chief Financial Officer to pay said claims, subject to the availability of funds.

Date: July 13, 2020

Motion:

Second:

Roll Call:

 

CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution

adopted by the Knowlton Township Committee at the meeting held on July 13, 2020.

 

 

___________________________

Kristin Shipps, Municipal Clerk

 

 

 

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2020-90

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:

  • Contract Negotiations
  • Personnel & Litigation

 

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: July 13, 2020

Motion:

Second:

Committee Poll: Cuntala--- McNinch—, Shipps---, Van Horn--, Starrs--

 

I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of a resolution adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton, Warren County, State of New Jersey at a meeting held on July 13, 2020.

 

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Kristin Shipps, Municipal Clerk

 

 

 

Knowlton Township Warren County New Jersey