Pending Ordinances and Resolutions

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

COUNTY OF WARREN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

RESOLUTION 2020-26

RESOLUTION APPROVING CONSENT AGENDA

 

WHEREAS , Resolutions 2020-24, 2020-25, 2020-26 ,2020-27, 2020-28, 2020-29, 2020-30, 2020-31, 2020-32, 2020-33, and 2020-34 are considered routine, non-controversial and require no individual discussion; and,

 

WHEREAS , if discussion is required on a consent agenda item, it is removed from the consent agenda and placed on the regular agenda.

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED , by the Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton that approval is granted for adoption of the consent agenda items.

 

Date: February 10, 2020

 

Motion:

Second;

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

 

 

 

I herby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of a resolution adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton, Warren County, Sate of New Jersey at the annual reorganization meeting held on February 10, 2020

 

 

 

___________________________

Kristin Shipps, Municipal Clerk

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

 

RESOLUTION 2020-27

 

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF RAFFLES LICENSES RA20-01 TO KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP LIONS CLUB TO CONDUCT

A RAFFLE ON JULY 11, 2020

WHEREAS , the Knowlton Township Lions Club has applied for raffles licenses to conduct raffles on July 11, 2020 at Gary Greys Field located on Route 46, Delaware, NJ consisting of New Jersey Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission applications RA20-01; 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 RA20-01 to The Knowlton Township Lions Club.

 

Date: February 10, 2020

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 the meeting held on February 10, 2020

 

 

 

___________________________

Kristin Shipps, Municipal Clerk

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

 

RESOLUTION 2020-28

 

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF RAFFLES LICENSES RA20-02 TO KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP LIONS CLUB TO CONDUCT

A RAFFLE ON JULY 11, 2020

WHEREAS , the Knowlton Township Lions Club has applied for raffles licenses to conduct raffles on July 11, 2020 at Gary Greys Field located on Route 46, Delaware, NJ consisting of New Jersey Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission applications RA20-02; 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 RA20-02 to The Knowlton Township Lions Club.

 

Date: February 10, 2020

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 the meeting held on February 10, 2020

 

 

 

___________________________

Kristin Shipps, Municipal Clerk

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

 

RESOLUTION 2020-29

 

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF RAFFLES LICENSES RA20-03 TO KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP LIONS CLUB TO CONDUCT

A RAFFLE ON JULY 11, 2020

WHEREAS , the Knowlton Township Lions Club has applied for raffles licenses to conduct raffles on July 11, 2020 at Gary Greys Field located on Route 46, Delaware, NJ consisting of New Jersey Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission applications RA20-03; 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 RA20-03 to The Knowlton Township Lions Club.

 

Date: February 10, 2020

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 the meeting held on February 10, 2020

 

 

 

___________________________

Kristin Shipps, Municipal Clerk

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

 

RESOLUTION 2020-30

 

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF RAFFLES LICENSES RA20-04 TO KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP LIONS CLUB TO CONDUCT

A RAFFLE ON JULY 11, 2020

WHEREAS , the Knowlton Township Lions Club has applied for raffles licenses to conduct raffles on July 11, 2020 at Gary Greys Field located on Route 46, Delaware, NJ consisting of New Jersey Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission applications RA20-04; 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 RA20-04 to The Knowlton Township Lions Club.

 

Date: February 10, 2020

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 the meeting held on February 10, 2020

 

 

 

___________________________

Kristin Shipps, Municipal Clerk

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

 

RESOLUTION 2020-31

 

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF RAFFLES LICENSES RA20-05 TO KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP LIONS CLUB TO CONDUCT

A RAFFLE ON JULY 11, 2020

WHEREAS , the Knowlton Township Lions Club has applied for raffles licenses to conduct raffles on July 11, 2020 at Gary Greys Field located on Route 46, Delaware, NJ consisting of New Jersey Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission applications RA20-05; 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 RA20-05 to The Knowlton Township Lions Club.

 

Date: February 10, 2020

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 the meeting held on February 10, 2020

 

 

 

___________________________

Kristin Shipps, Municipal Clerk

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

 

RESOLUTION 2020-32

 

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF RAFFLES LICENSES RA20-06 TO KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP LIONS CLUB TO CONDUCT

A RAFFLE ON JULY 11, 2020

WHEREAS , the Knowlton Township Lions Club has applied for raffles licenses to conduct raffles on July 11, 2020 at Gary Greys Field located on Route 46, Delaware, NJ consisting of New Jersey Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission applications RA20-06; 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 RA20-06 to The Knowlton Township Lions Club.

 

Date: February 10, 2020

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 the meeting held on February 10, 2020

 

 

 

___________________________

Kristin Shipps, Municipal Clerk

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

 

RESOLUTION 2020-33

 

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF RAFFLES LICENSES RA20-07 TO KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP LIONS CLUB TO CONDUCT

A RAFFLE ON JULY 11, 2020

WHEREAS , the Knowlton Township Lions Club has applied for raffles licenses to conduct raffles on July 11, 2020 at Gary Greys Field located on Route 46, Delaware, NJ consisting of New Jersey Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission applications RA20-07; 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 RA20-07 to The Knowlton Township Lions Club.

 

Date: February 10, 2020

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 the meeting held on February 10, 2020

 

 

 

___________________________

Kristin Shipps, Municipal Clerk

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2020-34

 

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF RAFFLES LICENSES RA20-08 TO CHILDREN’S SPECIALIZED HOSPITAL FOUNDATION, INC TO CONDUCT

A RAFFLE ON JUNE 5, 2020

WHEREAS , the Knowlton Township Lions Club has applied for raffles licenses to conduct raffles on June 5, 2020 at Brook Hollow Winery, 594 NJ-94 Columbia, NJ consisting of New Jersey Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission applications RA20-08; 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 RA20-08 to The Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation.

 

Date: February 10, 2020

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 the meeting held on February 10, 2020

 

 

 

___________________________

Kristin Shipps, Municipal Clerk

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2020-35

 

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF RAFFLES LICENSES RA20-09 TO CHILDREN’S SPECIALIZED HOSPITAL FOUNDATION, INC TO CONDUCT

A RAFFLE ON JUNE 5, 2020

WHEREAS , the Knowlton Township Lions Club has applied for raffles licenses to conduct raffles on June 5, 2020 at Brook Hollow Winery, 594 NJ-94 Columbia, NJ consisting of New Jersey Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission applications RA20-09; 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 RA20-09 to The Children’s Specialized Hospital Foundation.

 

Date: February 10, 2020

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 the meeting held on February 10, 2020

 

 

 

___________________________

Kristin Shipps, Municipal Clerk

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

COUNTY OF WARREN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2020-36

 

SUPPORT FOR THE CELEBRATION OF THE 100 th ANNIVERSARY OF WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE IN NJ

 

WHEREAS, the year 2020 marks the 100 th anniversary of the ratification of the 19 th Amendment to the United States Constitution, guaranteeing and protecting women’s right to vote; and

WHEREAS, this centennial offers an opportunity to commemorate a milestone of democracy, that the right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be abridged by the federal or state governments on account of gender; and

WHEREAS, in 1776 women property owners were enfranchised under the New Jersey State Constitution, which was unique in the nation at the time. However, in 1807 the New Jersey Legislature eliminated the property requirement for voting rights and limited the ballot to white males; and

WHEREAS, in 1867 New Jersey residents Lucy Stone and Harry Blackwell organized the New Jersey Woman Suffrage Association (NJWSA), devoted to gaining women’s suffrage; and

WHEREAS, in 1909 New Jersey’s first open air suffrage rallies were held in Orange and Newark, led by Dr. Emma O. Gantz and Martha Klatshchken, collecting 5,000 signatures for a petition in support of the federal amendment guaranteeing and protecting women’s constitutional right to vote; and

WHEREAS, although the 1912 state referendum on women’s suffrage was soundly defeated in the New Jersey Legislature, a corner was turned for the New Jersey suffrage movement; and

WHEREAS, in 1913 an automobile rally led by “General” Rosalie Jones traveled through New Jersey on the way to Washington D.C., in a Suffrage Parade of over 8,000 marchers; and

WHEREAS, in 1915 a second suffrage constitutional referendum was pursued in New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, and Massachusetts with active campaigns by many suffrage organizations; and

WHEREAS, in 1917 New Jersey suffragists Allison Turnbull Hopkins, Julia Hulburt, Beatrice Reynolds Kinkead, and Minnie Abbott picketed in front of the White House as part of the Silent Sentinels and subsequently were arrested and imprisoned; and

WHEREAS, on June 4, 1919 Congress passed the 19 th Amendment guaranteeing all American women the right to vote; and

WHEREAS, on February 9, 1920, New Jersey became the 29 th state to ratify the 19 th Amendment granting women the right to vote; and

WHEREAS, shortly after the ratification of the 19 th Amendment, Margaret Laid and Jennie Van Ness were the first two women elected to the New Jersey Assembly in 1921 and 1925, and in 1925, Rebecca Bourgeois Winston of Estell Manor was New Jersey’s first woman mayor.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, in honor of the 100 th Anniversary of the Ratification of the 19 th Amendment, the Township of Knowlton supports the efforts of New Jersey’s Suffrage Centennial and encourages local celebrations of this historic milestone; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, a copy of this resolution will be forwarded to the Governor, Secretary of State, and the NJ League of Municipalities.

 

February 10, 2020

Motion:
Second:
AIF:

 

 

_______________________________________

Kristin Shipps, Municipal Clerk, Township of Knowlton

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

COUNTY OF WARREN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2020-37

 

A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT OF PAMELA RUSWEILER TO THE TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON PLANNING BOARD (CLASS I MEMBER) IN ORDER TO TEMPORARILY FILL THE SEAT OF CURRENT BOARD MEMBER, MAYOR ADELE STARRS

 

 

WHEREAS, Mayor Adele Starrs currently sits as a Class I Member on the Township of Knowlton Planning Board; and

 

WHEREAS, The Mayor will be unable to attend the regularly scheduled meetings of the Township of Knowlton Planning Board from February 2020 to May 2020; and

 

WHEREAS, The Mayor is desirous of designating Township resident Pamela Rusweiler to fill the temporary vacancy, and

 

WHEREAS N.J.S.A. 40:55D-23 permits the Mayor to either sit as or designate a Class I Planning Board Member.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, be it resolved by the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Knowlton, County of Warren, New Jersey, as follows:

 

  • Pamela Rusweiler is duly appointed and shall serve as the Mayor’s designee as a Class I Planning Board Member from February 2020 through May 2020.

 

Date: February 10, 2020

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 the meeting held on February 10, 2020

 

 

 

___________________________

Kristin Shipps, Municipal Clerk

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

COUNTY OF WARREN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2020-38

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES TO BE PROVIDED BY COMMUNITY GRANTS PLANNING AND HOUSING (CGP&H) FOR KNOWLTON’S AFFORDABLE HOUSING REQUIREMENTS

 

WHEREAS, Knowlton Ordinance 11-392 authorizes the position of Administrative Agent to oversee the administration of Knowlton’s affordable housing requirements as set forth in N.J.A.C. 5:80-26.14, 16, and 18; and

WHEREAS, the Township Committee of Knowlton authorized Community Grants Planning and Housing (CGP&H) to provide the services of Administrative Agent on March 19, 2019 via Resolution 2019-54 and a Professional Services Agreement; and

WHEREAS, per Schedule A of that contract, CGP&H is only explicitly authorized to do general administration, including the creation of manuals and revisions to the affirmative marketing plan; and

WHEREAS,CGP&H is prepared to provide additional services that include:

  • following up with developers who have committed to providing affordable housing, but haven’t made progress
  • set up and implementation of the accessory apartment program
  • providing training & orientation to the Township’s new Municipal Housing Liaison, Kristin Shipps
  • potentially administering 116 Hainesburg Rd and 60 Knowlton Rd.

WHEREAS, as per the contract, work for these additional services shall not proceed without written authorization from the Township; and

WHEREAS, this work will be completed at the regular hourly rates as stated in the contract and shall not exceed $7,000 for items 1, 3, and 4 above and $2,000 of which shall be dedicated to the accessory apartment program .

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Township Committee of Knowlton hereby authorizes the services above to be completed in 2020 at a cost not to exceed $9,000.

 

February 10, 2020

Motion:
Second:

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

__________________________________

Kristin Shipps, Municipal Clerk, Township of Knowlton

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2020-39

 

RESOLUTION TERMINATING MUNICIPAL COURT SHARED SERVICES AGREEMENTS

 

WHEREAS, the Knowlton Township Municipal Court was established pursuant to Chapter18 of the Township Code; and

 

WHEREAS, between 2014 and 2016the Township of Knowlton entered into Shared Services Agreements with Frelinghuysen Township, Franklin Township, and Blairstown Township under the Uniformed Shared Services and Consolidation Act ( N.J.S.A.40A:65-1, et. seq) to bring the court operations of all four municipalities into Knowlton Township, which has provided the necessary facilities and administrative staffing since such agreements were executed; and

 

WHERAS, the Shared Service Agreement with Blairstown expired at the end of 2019, but a new Agreement has not been executed between the municipalities; and

 

WHEREAS, the Shared Service Agreements with Frelinghuysen and Franklin expire at the end of 2020; and

 

WHEREAS, it has been determined that the costs being assumed by Knowlton to operate the Frelinghuysen, Franklin, and Blairstown courts have been greater than anticipated and efficiencies that once existed are no longer present making the terms of the Shared Service Agreements between Knowlton and the three other municipalities impractical to continue; and

 

WHEREAS, the shared court is housed in Knowlton’s municipal building, which is unsuited to the volume of people present during court sessions, leading to long security-check lines; and

 

WHEREAS,to accommodate court operations the Knowlton Municipal Building must be closed two days each month, which severely disrupts municipal operations; and

 

WHEREAS, because of the volume of space in the Knowlton Municipal Building that was converted to space for court operations, Knowlton was forced to house certain municipal departments in its basement; and

 

WHEREAS, Knowlton will not renew any of the Shared Services Agreements after December 31, 2020, but will allow Blairstown’s municipal court to maintain its shared services with Knowlton until December 31, 2020; and

 

WHEREAS, Knowlton will no longer house a municipal court in its municipal building and will seek to enter into a Shared Service Agreement with another municipality to begin in 2021; and

 

WHEREAS, Knowlton acknowledges that its decision to cease its municipal court operations is subject to review and approval of the vicinage Assignment Judge and the Administrative Office of the Courts.

WHEREAS, Knowlton is committed to continuing efforts to establish a county-wide municipal court, hosted by Warren County by meeting with other municipalities and the Warren County Freeholders.

 

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the governing body of the Township of Knowlton in the County of Warren, State of New Jersey as follows:

  • The Shared Services Agreements for municipal court services with Franklin Township and Frelinghuysen Township will not be renewed and will terminate on December 31, 2020
  • The Shared Service Agreement with Blairstown Township for municipal court services will not be renewed and is deemed to have terminated on December 31, 2019.
  • Blairstown Township may continue sharing municipal court services with Knowlton Township through December 31, 2020, subject to the execution of a new Shared Service Agreement.
  • The termination of the municipal court operations in the Knowlton Township Municipal Building are subject to the review and approval of the vicinage Assignment Judge and Administrative Office of the Courts.
  • A certified copy of this resolution shall be immediately transmitted to the Warren County Assignment Judge, the Administrative Office of the Courts, Franklin Township, Frelinghuysen Township, and Blairstown Township.

 

 

 

 

Date: February 10, 2020

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 the meeting held on February 10, 2020

 

 

 

___________________________

Kristin Shipps, Municipal Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knowlton Township Warren County New Jersey