Township of Boonton, NJ
Morris County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Boonton as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Fire Department — See Ch. 15.
Police Department — See Ch. 28.
[Adopted 9-13-1999 by Ord. No. 600]

§ 19-1 Authority to execute agreement; terms and conditions.

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-156 et seq., N.J.S.A. 40:8A-1 et seq. and as otherwise provided by law, the Mayor and Municipal Clerk are hereby authorized to execute a mutual aid agreement with the County of Morris and the municipalities within the County of Morris for the provision of supplemental law enforcement assistance in the event of an emergency, disaster or widespread crisis, which agreement shall include, but not be limited to, the following terms and conditions:
A. 
Each party agrees that, in the event of an emergency, disaster or widespread crisis within the municipal jurisdiction of any other party, the appropriate services and assistance will be provided upon request and to the extent reasonably possible without endangering persons or property within the municipality rendering such assistance.
B. 
All mutual aid rendered pursuant to the mutual aid agreement and Morris County Regional Emergency Deployment System (MCREDS) Plan shall be provided without charge or expense to the municipality receiving such assistance. By executing the mutual aid agreement, each party acknowledges that it shall be solely responsible for the provision of any and all salary and other benefits for its personnel, whether paid or volunteer, rendering assistance within the other municipality, to the same extent as if such personnel were performing their duties within the municipality providing the assistance.
C. 
The mutual aid agreement shall have an initial term of one year and shall be automatically renewed for additional and successive one-year terms, unless and until one of the parties thereto elects to terminate the agreement by providing prior written notice to the other parties to the agreement.
[Adopted 6-9-2008 by Ord. No. 758[1]]
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Editor's Note: This ordinance also superseded former Art. II, Picatinny Arsenal Fire Department, adopted 3-25-2002 by Ord. No. 649.

§ 19-2 Authority to execute agreement; terms and conditions.

Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-156 et seq., and as otherwise provided by law, the Mayor and Township Clerk are hereby authorized to execute a mutual aid agreement with the Secretary of the Army (Picatinny Arsenal Fire Department) for fire-fighting and emergency services assistance, which agreement shall include, but not be limited to, the following terms and conditions:
A. 
Each party agrees that in the event of fire or other emergency within the jurisdiction of the other party, the appropriate equipment and personnel will be provided upon request when available and to the extent possible without endangering persons or property within the jurisdiction rendering such assistance.
B. 
Except as provided in 15 U.S.C. § 2210, mutual aid rendered pursuant to the mutual aid agreement shall be provided without charge or expense to the jurisdiction receiving such assistance.

§ 19-3 Renewal of agreement.

Renewals of the above referenced agreement may be authorized by resolution of the Township Committee, provided the essential terms of the agreement remain unchanged.