Pending Ordinances and Resolutions

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

ORDINANCE # 2020-01

 

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 11 TO REQUIRE THAT MOTOR VEHICLE SERVICE STATIONS HAVE AN ALTERNATE ENERGY SOURCE

 

WHEREAS , gas stations are rendered inoperative and incapable of dispensing fuel during power outages; and

 

WHEREAS, fuel is an indispensable commodity, necessary for the transportation and emergency electrical power to serve residents and rescue and law enforcement personnel; and

 

WHEREAS, the public health, safety and welfare requires gas stations provide for an uninterrupted supply of alternate power.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED , by the Township Committee of Knowlton as follows:

SECTION 1. Section 11-3 of the Code of the Township of Knowlton (the “Code”), entitled “Definitions and word usage,” shall be amended to add the following definition:

Standby Power Generator

 

A permanently installed backup electric power source that is powered by natural gas, propane or diesel fuel and is integrated with the electrical system of the facility. The system isnot intended to be used as a primary source of power or used when power is disconnected bythe utility for lack of payment of bill.

 

SECTION 2. Section 11-315(E), entitled “Automotive Service Stations, which regulatesthe conditional use of a lot as an automotive service station in the Highway Commercial (C-1) Zone, is hereby amended and supplemented to add new subsections (5) and (6) as follows:

(5) All Automotive Service Stations that sell gasoline at retail to consumers from gasoline pumps, shall be required to have an alternate energy source, such as a standby power generator, that is capable of providing electrical service during an interruption of the normal electrical supply sufficient to power the gasoline pumps so that gasoline can be sold to consumers. The alternate energy source shall be sufficient to operate all pumps during normal business hours of the service stations.

 

(6) The alternate energy source required herein shall be required any time an existing Automotive Service Station (1) expands and requires site plan and / or variance approval from the Planning Board; or (2) undertakes a substantial renovation (e.g. tank replacement). The determination of whether a renovation is substantial shall be within the sole discretion of the Zoning Officer.

SECTION 3. Section 11-315(E), entitled “Automotive Service Stations, which regulates the conditional use of a lot as an automotive service station in the Highway Commercial (C-1) Zone, is hereby amended and supplemented to add new subsections (5) and (6) as follows:

(5) All Automotive Service Stations that sell gasoline at retail to consumers from gasoline pumps, shall be required to have an alternate energy source, such as a standby power generator, that is capable of providing electrical service during an interruption of the normal electrical supply sufficient to power the gasoline pumps so that gasoline can be sold to consumers. The alternate energy source shall be sufficient to operate all pumps during normal business hours of the service stations.

 

(6) The alternate energy source required herein shall be required any time an existing Automotive Service Station (1) expands and requires site plan and / or variance approval from the Planning Board; or (2) undertakes a substantial renovation (e.g. tank replacement). The determination of whether a renovation is substantial shall be within the sole discretion of the Zoning Officer.

SECTION 4. Section 11-329(B), entitled “Automotive Service Stations, which regulates the conditional use of a lot as an automotive service station in the Planned Commercial Development (PCD) Zone, is hereby amended and supplemented to add new subsections (3) and (4) as follows:

(3) All Automotive Service Stations that sell gasoline at retail to consumers from gasoline pumps, shall be required to have an alternate energy source, such as a standby power generator, that is capable of providing electrical service during an interruption of the normal electrical supply sufficient to power the gasoline pumps so that gasoline can be sold to consumers. The alternate energy source shall be sufficient to operate all pumps during normal business hours of the service stations.

 

(4) The alternate energy source required herein shall be required any time an existing Automotive Service Station (1) expands and requires site plan and / or variance approval from the Planning Board; or (2) undertakes a substantial renovation (e.g. tank replacement). The determination of whether a renovation is substantial shall be within the sole discretion of the Zoning Officer.

SECTION 5. All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances inconsistent herewith are repealed as to such inconsistencies.

SECTION 6. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this Ordinance is for any reason held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct and independent provision, and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions thereof.

SECTION 7. This Ordinance shall take effect upon final passage and publication according to law.

 

Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the foregoing Ordinance was introduced to pass the first reading at a regular meeting of the Township Committee of the Town of Knowlton held on January 13, 2020 and ordered published in accordance with the law. Said Ordinance will be considered for final reading and adoption at a meeting of the Township Committee to be held on February 10, 2020 at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the Township Committee may hear this Ordinance at the Municipal Building, 628 Route 94, Columbia, New Jersey, at which time all person’s interest may appear for or against the passage of said Ordinance.

 

Kristin Shipps

Municipal Clerk

Introduction:

Motion:

Second:

Roll Call:

Absent:

 

 

Second Reading:

Motion:

Second:

Roll Call:

 

 

 

 

 

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

ORDINANCE NO. 2020-02

 

AN AMENDED ORDINANCE “FIXING THE SALARIES AND WAGES OF THE OFFICIALS, APPOINTEES AND EMPLOYEES OF THE TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON IN THE COUNTY OF WARREN AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY”BY SALARY RANGE

 

BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton, in the County of Warren and State of New Jersey:

 

SECTION 1: That the Salary Range of the elected officials, appointees and employees of the Township of Knowlton, in the County of Warren and State of New Jersey, shall be as follows:

ADMINISTRATION

AMOUNT

PER

Mayor

1,500-5,000.00

Year

Township Committee Person

1,500-4,800.00

Year

Township Clerk

15,000-60,000.00

Year

Acting Clerk

12.00-60.00

Hour

Deputy Clerk

12.00-30.00

Hour

Registrar

1,750.00-8,500.00

Year

Deputy Registrar

1,250.00-5,000.00

Year

Office Assistant (P/T)

12.00-30.00

Hour

Recreation Director

3,000.00-12,000.00

Year

Recreation Laborer (P/T)

12.00-18.00

Hour

Housing Liaison

12.00-35.00

Hour

Grant Administrator

15.00-40.00

Hour

Maintenance Custodian

3,500.00-8,500.00

Year

FINANCE

Tax Assessor

8,000.00-20,000.00

Year

Assistant to Tax Assessor

1,750.00-5,000.00

Year

Property List Certification

$10.00

As billed

Tax Collector

11,000.00-30,000.00

Year

Assistant to Tax Collector

12.00-25.00

Hour

PLANNING & ZONING

Planning Board Secretary

$3,250-9,000.00

Year

Board of Adjustment Board Secretary

3,250-9,000.00

Year

Code Enforcement Official

5,000-15,000.00

Year

Code Enforcement Official Court

Appearance

$43.38

Per Hour

Fire Prevention Official

2,750-7,000.00

Year

Driveway Inspector

15.00-35.00

Per Inspection

DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS

Manager

$12.50-33.00

Hour

Assistant Supervisor

$12.00-33.00

Hour

Driver/Laborer I

$12.00-25.00

Hour

Driver/Laborer II

$12.00-25.00

Hour

Driver/Laborer III

$12.00-20.00

Hour

Driver/Laborer Part Time$12.00-18.00

Hour

CLEAN COMMUNITIES

Supervisor

1,500.00-5,500.00

Year

ANIMAL CONTROL

Animal Control Officer

$3,500.00-10,000.00

Year

($15.00 per hour for court)

EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT

Coordinator

$1,750-5,000.00

Year

Deputy Coordinator

$750-4,000.00

Year

Assistant

$15.00-35.00

Hour

9-1-1- Coordinator

$750-2,500.00

Year

Municipal Court

Judge

$15,000.00-37,000.00

Year

Court Administrator

$32,500.00-70,000.00

Year

Deputy Court Administrator

$17,500.00-45,000

Year

Violations Clerk

$12.00-17.00

Hour

Court Attendant

$100.00-225.00

Per Session

Call Outs

$27.50-65.00

As Billed

 

 

In no event shall this ordinance prohibit the Township from paying an employee the minimum hourly wage as may be required by applicable statute, rule, or regulation

 

SECTION II: Other employees’ benefits and compensation are set forth in a Personnel Policy.

 

SECTION III: If any section, clause, sentence, or other part of this Ordinance shall, for any reason, be adjudged by a court of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, such judgement shall not effect, impair, or invalidate the remainder of this Ordinance.

 

SECTION IV : All Ordinances or parts of Ordinance inconsistent with the Ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency only.

 

SECTION V : This Ordinance shall take effect after the Second Reading.

 

 

Notice

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the foregoing Ordinance was introduced to pass the first reading at a regular meeting of the Township Committee of the Town of Knowlton held on January 13, 2020and ordered published in accordance with the law. Said Ordinance will be considered for final reading and adoption at a meeting of the Township Committee to be held on February 10, 2020 at7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as the Township Committee may hear this Ordinance at the Municipal Building, 628 Route 94, Columbia, New Jersey, at which time all person’s interest may appear for or against the passage of said Ordinance.

 

Kristin Shipps

Municipal Clerk

Introduction:

Motion:

Second:

Roll Call:

Absent:

 

 

Second Reading:

Motion:

Second:

Roll Call:

 

 

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2020-23

CHANGE OF ZONING OFFICE HOURS

 

WHEREAS, the zoning officer in Knowlton Township has necessity to change the public office hours to Tuesdays from 12:00 to 4:00.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Township Committee of Knowlton authorizes the Zoning Office hours of Tuesdays from 12:00 to 4:00 until further notice, with the option of extending up to an additional two hours per week as needed to accommodate residents and workload.

Date: January 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 January 13, 2020.

 

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Kristin Shipps, Municipal Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knowlton Township Warren County New Jersey