Pending Ordinances and Resolutions

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2018-151

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE LETTER ALLOWING AT&T TO PERFORM MODIFICATION WORK ON A CELL TOWER PURSUANT TO A LEASE AGREEMENT

WHEREAS , the township leases certain property located at 648 State Highway 94, Columbia, New Jersey to Omni point Communications, Inc. (now T-Mobile USA Tower, LLC) for the operation of a cell tower pursuant to a Lease Agreement date May 1, 1998; and

WHEREAS, pursuant to Paragraph 8© of the Lease Agreement dated May 1, 1998 between the T-Mobile (through CCTMO, LLC) has requested permission to perform modifications to the New Cingular Wireless PCS, LLC’S cell tower equipment as set forth in a letter dated August 29, 2018, which is attached hereto; and

WHEREAS, AT&T has requested that the Township indicate its consent to such modifications being performed by signed the above-referenced letter; and

WHEREAS, the Township Engineer has reviewed the proposal and find that it does not conflict with the Lease Agreement;

WHEREAS, once the Township signs the above-referenced letter, AT&T must still apply for and receive engineering review, all applicable zoning permits, and all applicable building permits; and

WHEREAS, if equipment of a subtenant or co-locator is added to the cell tower, any such sublease agreement shall be subject to review by the Township Attorney.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Knowlton, Warren County New Jersey, that they Mayor is hereby authorized to execute the attached letter consenting to modification by T-Mobile of cell tower equipment at 648 State Highway 94, Columbia, New Jersey.

December 10, 2018

Motion

Second

Committee Polled: 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 the meeting held on December 10, 2018.

______________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

COUNTY OF WARREN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 

RESOLUTION 2018-157

RESOLUTION APPROVING CONSENT AGENDA

 

WHEREAS, Resolutions 2018-158, 2018-159, 2018-160, 2018-161, 2018-162, 2018-16, 2018-164 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.

 

Introduction/Passage: January 8, 2018

 

Motion: Starrs

Second: Cuntala

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

 

 

 

___________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

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 January 8, 2018.

 

 

 

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Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

 

RESOLUTION 2018-158

 

Cancellation of Improvement Authorizations within the General Capital Fund

WHEREAS, the following improvement authorization are outstanding in the Township’s General Capital Fund and have been deemed no longer necessary;

Ordinance: Purpose Funded

2004-05 Acquisition of Dump Truck $ 1,886.00

2007-15 Various Improvements $22,555.34

2011-13 Tanks for DPW Vehicles $ 1,803.86

2011-09 Various Improvements $ 2,664.02

2012-07 Various Improvements $ 8,254.40

2017-05 Construction of New Salt Shed $ 6,678.00

2018-05 Purchase of DPW Chipper $ 1,081.00

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Knowlton, County of Warren, and State of New Jersey that the above Ordinance balances be cancelled. $13,031.88 to General Capital – Fund Balance, $ 1,081.00 to General Capital – Capital Improvement Fund and $22,555.34 of Authorized Debt.

 

December 20, 2018

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 the meeting held on December 20, 2018.

______________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

 

KNOWLOTN TOWNSHIP

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

 

RESOLUTION 2018 –159

 

Requesting Approval of Items of Revenue and Appropriation

NJSA 40A:4-87

 

WHEREAS , NJSA 40A:4-87 provides that the Director of the Division of Local

Government Services may approve the insertion of any special item of revenue in the budget of any county or municipality when such item shall have been made available by law and the amount was not determined at the time of the adoption of the budget; and

 

WHEREAS , the Director may also approve the insertion of an item of appropriation for equal amount,

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton in the County of Warren, New Jersey, hereby requests the

Director of the Division of Local Government Services to approve the insertion of an item of revenue in the budget of the year 2018 in the sum of $12,026.85 which is now available from the Solid Waste Administration – Clean Communities.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the like sum of $12,026.85 is hereby

Appropriated under the caption Clean Communities; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the above is the result of funds from the

Solid Waste Administration – Clean Communities in the amount of $12,026.85.

 

December 20, 2018

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 the meeting held on December 20, 2018.

 

______________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

KNOWLOTN TOWNSHIP

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

 

RESOLUTION 2018 –160

 

Requesting Approval of Items of Revenue and Appropriation

NJSA 40A:4-87

 

 

WHEREAS, NJSA 40A:4-87 provides that the Director of the Division of Local

Government Services may approve the insertion of any special item of revenue in the budget of any county or municipality when such item shall have been made available by law and the amount was not determined at the time of the adoption of the budget; and

 

WHEREAS , the Director may also approve the insertion of an item of appropriation for equal amount,

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton in the County of Warren, New Jersey, hereby requests the Director of the Division of Local Government Services to approve the insertion of an item of revenue in the budget of the year 2018 in the sum of $2,500.00 which is now available from the Warren County Cultural & Heritage Council Arts Grant.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the like sum of $2,500.00 is hereby

Appropriated under the caption Warren County Cultural & Heritage Council Arts Grant; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the above is the result of funds from the Warren County Cultural & Heritage Council Arts Grant in the amount of $2,500.00.

 

December 20, 2018

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 the meeting held on December 20, 2018.

______________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

KNOWLOTN TOWNSHIP

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2018 –161

 

Requesting Approval of Items of Revenue and Appropriation

NJSA 40A:4-87

 

WHEREAS , NJSA 40A:4-87 provides that the Director of the Division of Local

Government Services may approve the insertion of any special item of revenue in the budget of any county or municipality when such item shall have been made available by law and the amount was not determined at the time of the adoption of the budget; and

 

WHEREAS , the Director may also approve the insertion of an item of appropriation for equal amount,

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton in the County of Warren, New Jersey, hereby requests the Director of the Division of Local Government Services to approve the insertion of an item of revenue in the budget of the year 2018 in the sum of $4,113.00 which is now available from the Warren County Department of Human Services – Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Grant – Municipal Alliance.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the like sum of $4,113.00 is hereby

Appropriated under the caption Warren County Department of Human Services – Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Grant – Municipal Alliance; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the above is the result of funds from the Warren County Department of Human Services – Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Grant – Municipal Alliance

in the amount of $4,113.00.

 

December 20, 2018

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 the meeting held on December 20, 2018.

______________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2018-162

AUTHORIZING THE TRANSFER OF FUNDS

WHEREAS, NJSA 40A:4-58 permits transfers between current year budget appropriations during the last two months of the municipal fiscal year; and;

WHEREAS, there are certain Budget Year 2018 appropriations that require transfers to meet the charges and obligations that will be incurred by the end of this fiscal year.

NOW, THERFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the transfer below is hereby authorized by a 2/3 vote of the full Governing Body

December 20, 2018

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 the meeting held on December 20, 2018.

______________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

 

RESOLUTION 2018 –163

 

Transfer of 2017 Budget Appropriations

 

 

WHEREAS, NJSA 40A:4-59 permits appropriation transfers during the first 3 months of the succeeding year; and;

WHEREAS, there are certain appropriations requiring transfers of 2015 appropriation reserves:

NOW, THERFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, confirmation 2/3 of the full Governing Body; that the following transfers are authorized:

 

December 20, 2018

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 the meeting held on December 20, 2018.

______________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

 

RESOLUTION 2018 –164

 

Resolution to CancelReconciling items greater than 180 days Old

 

WHEREAS , there are outstanding checks and reconciling items greater than 180 days old in various accounts; and

 

WHEREAS , it has been determined that checks and reconciling items over 180 days old should be cancelled to the appropriate funds,

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED , by the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Knowlton, County of Warren, and State of New Jersey that reconciling items over 180 days be cancelled to the appropriate fu nds.

 

December 20, 2018

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 the meeting held on December 20, 2018.

______________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSY

Resolution in Support of Path to Progress Recommendationsmade by New Jersey Economic and Fiscal Policy Workgroup

Resolution 2018-165

 

 

WHEREAS, New Jersey faces a daunting fiscal crisis; and

 

WHEREAS, for two decades, while county and municipal governments made the proper pension payments, New Jersey governors from both parties severely underfunded the pension system for teachers and State government workers; and

 

WHEREAS, while local government pension systems are funded at the national average, the State’s unfunded liability for pensions and retiree health benefits now tops $150 billion– four times the size of the State budget; and

 

WHEREAS, actuaries project the State will have to increase its pension contribution from $3.2 billion in this year's budget to $6.7 billion to reach the Actuarially Required Contribution (ARC) by FY 2023 ; and

 

WHEREAS, health care costs continue to rise, and New Jersey and its local governments cannot sustain the unparalleled platinum-level benefits that they provide to their employees; and

 

WHEREAS, municipalities cannot address other major cost drivers, such as career-end sick leave payouts in excess of $100,000, without relief from State government; and

 

WHEREAS,the State must bring pension and health care costs under control before they crowd out all other important spending needs, such as reinvestment in NJ Transit, making higher education more affordable andproperly funding state aid to school districts to hold down property taxes.

 

NOW, THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVEDthat (name of county or municipality) expresses its support forthe recommendations of the Path to Progress report issued by the New Jersey Economic and Fiscal Policy Workgroup; and

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that a copy of this Resolution is forwarded to (insert the names of Assembly Representatives), (insert name of State Senator), Senate President Sweeney, Assembly Speaker Coughlin, Senator Paul Sarlo, Senator Steve Oroho, Assembly Majority Leader Greenwald, Assemblywoman Eliana Pintor-Marin, Senator Tony Bucco, Senator Troy Singleton, Senator Dawn Addiego,the Governor of State of New Jersey, the New Jersey Association of Counties, and the New Jersey State League of Municipalities.

 

December 20, 2018

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 the meeting held on December 20, 2018.

______________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2018-166

 

WHEREAS our public schools play a critical role in our community; and

 

WHEREAS without notice or prior discussion with community stakeholders, drastic changes to the school funding formula were made by P.L. 2018 Chapter 67, which reduced 2018/2019 State School Aid for the North Warren Regional Board of Education (“Board”) by $253,897; and

 

WHEREAS the New Jersey Department of Education notified the Board that Chapter 67 will further reduce aid by at least $2,416,811 over the next six fiscal years; and

 

WHEREAS because of demographic changes within the Board’s regional district (“District”), the Board believes that Chapter 67 will actually further reduce aid by another $1,143,366 over the next six fiscal years; and

 

WHEREAS a total aid reduction of approximately $3,814,074 will have drastic, dramatically negative, and irreversible consequences on the students, homeowners, and employees throughout the District; and

 

WHEREAS these school funding losses will have a devastating impact not only on our schools but also on the economic viability of our local community felt throughout our region; and

 

WHEREAS when our schools suffer, our students and communities lose; and

 

WHEREAS the Board’s efforts to proactively and efficiently conserve already limited resources has been recognized through the Board’s designation as the most efficiently operated regional school district throughout the tri-county region.

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Knowlton Township Committee calls on state lawmakers to freeze further reductions to state aid funding allocations until an appropriate joint legislative committee is convened to address this funding crisis allowing local and state lawmakers to work together to find a viable solution that benefits all impacted stakeholders, most importantly, our students.

 

December 20, 2018

 

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 the meeting held on December 20, 2018.

 

 

______________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

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