No person shall be appointed to the Police Department under the provisions of this article unless he has been a resident of the State of New Jersey for at least one year and lives in such proximity to the Borough that he will be able to fully perform his duties as a member of its Police Department.
[Amended 11-12-2003 by Ord. No. 10-03]
A. The Borough shall be entitled to charge and collect fees for the reproduction of any public record at the rate and fee established in the Open Public Records Act, N.J.S.A. 47:1A-2, as follows:
[Amended 12-8-2010 by Ord. No. 8-2010]
For letter-size pages and smaller: $0.05 per page.
For legal-size pages and larger: $0.07 per page.
In the event that the actual cost of the Borough to produce paper copies exceed the fee schedule as set forth above, the Borough may charge the actual cost of duplication.
For all electronic records, including e-mail and fax, there is no charge.
For those records in another medium, i.e., computer discs, CD-rom, DVD, the Borough shall charge the actual cost of production.
B. In addition, the Borough shall be entitled to charge and collect a fee for the reproduction of copies of written reports or other police investigation reports of the Borough's Police Department in accordance with the costs established under N.J.S.A. 47:1A-2 et seq., as amended and as set forth in Subsection A above and requests, other than in person, shall be charged an additional administrative fee of $5, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-131.
[Amended 12-8-2010 by Ord. No. 8-2010]
The Tax Collector shall be entitled to charge and collect a fee of $30 for the preparation of a certificate of redemption for redeemed liens.
D. For the first certified copy of a death, marriage, birth or domestic partnership certificate, the Registrar of Vital Statistics shall collect a fee of $20. For each additional certified copy ordered at the same time, the Registrar shall collect $15 per copy. For all certificates issued which will exclude certain information, the Registrar shall collect a flat fee of $15.
[Amended 7-14-2004 by Ord. No. 2004-6]
Other various charges for reproduction of public records are as follows, provided that the costs of charges shall not exceed the actual costs borne by the Borough, and where copying is done by an outside agency, the Borough may request payment directly to that outside agency:
Photographs (35 mm film or other standard format): up to $1 per print;
Polaroid prints: up to $2 per print;
Videotapes: up to $27 per videotape;
Standard audiocassettes: up to $10 per cassette tape;
Audiocassettes of meeting minutes (requiring reproduction by outside agency): $60 per cassette tape;
Transcribed statements: $100 deposit to be paid prior to transcription, balance, if any, to be paid upon receipt of transcription;
Floppy disk 3.5 inch: up to $4 per disk;
Township street maps: up to $1 per map;
Township zoning maps: up to $1 per map;
Zoning ordinance books: up to $10, plus copies of amendments at the rates set forth in Section A above;
Master Plan: up to $20, plus copies of amendments at the rates set forth in Subsection A above;
Tax Maps: copies of certain pages or portions of the map at $1 per sheet; and
Site plans, maps or blueprints: copies at up to $12 per page.
A service change shall be imposed, in addition to the actual cost of duplicating the record, where the nature, format, manner of collation, or volume of printed matter is such that it cannot be reproduced by ordinary document-copying equipment in ordinary business size or where such record involves an extraordinary expenditure of time and effort to accommodate the request. The requestor shall have the opportunity to review and object to the special service charge prior to it being incurred.
Applicable postage shall be added for any and all records requested by mail.
Any person seeking the reproduction of public records, documents or other information as contemplated by this article shall submit his or her request, in writing, on a form prescribed by the Borough Clerk, who is hereby designated as the Custodian of Records in accordance with N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.1. All requests will be handled in accordance with N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq.
Prior to commencing with the reproduction of said public records and/or documents, the Borough Clerk shall first estimate the number of pages or other formats involved and provide the requesting party with a written estimate of the costs of reproduction. No photocopying of any document shall be undertaken without the requesting party first having provided, by check or cash, the funds so estimated as necessary for that reproduction. In the event that the photocopying or other reproduction charges exceed the amount estimated, the requesting party shall be required to pay the difference.
Time for compliance. Unless a shorter time period is otherwise provided by statute, regulation, or executive order, the Clerk shall grant access to a government record or deny a request for access to a record as soon as possible but not later than seven business days after receiving the request, provided that the record is currently available and not in storage or archived. In the event that the Clerk fails to respond within seven business days after receiving a request, the failure to respond shall be deemed a denial of the request, unless the requestor has elected not to provide a name, address, or telephone number, or other means of contacting the requestor. If the requestor has elected not to provide name, address, or telephone number, or other means of contacting the requestor, the Clerk shall not be required to respond until the requestor reappears before the Clerk seeking a response to the original request. If the government record is in storage or archived, the requestor shall be so advised within seven business days after the Clerk receives the request. The requestor shall be advised by the Clerk when the record can be made available. If the record is not made available by that time, access shall be deemed denied.
Appeals procedure. The Clerk shall post prominently in public view, in or adjacent to the Clerk's office, a statement that sets forth in clear, concise, and specific terms, the right to appeal a denial of or failure to provide access to a government record and the procedures by which an appeal may be filed.