[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Brooklawn 3-21-2011 by Ord. No. 4-11. Amendments noted where applicable.]
Persons seeking to be married or joined in civil union by the Mayor of the Borough of Brooklawn shall pay to the Borough a fee as set forth as follows:
Establishment of policy. There is hereby established by and within the Borough of Brooklawn certain policies and procedures concerning the payment of and/or reimbursement of expenses incurred by the Mayor in connection with the performance of wedding and civil union ceremonies.
Prior approval required. The Mayor of the Borough of Brooklawn shall not be reimbursed for any expense or expenditure in connection with performing a wedding or civil union ceremony unless such expenditures have been approved by the Brooklawn Borough Council before the wedding or civil union ceremony takes place.
Eligible persons. The Borough shall reimburse only proper and reasonable expenses incurred directly by and for the Mayor. Under no circumstances shall the Borough reimburse expenses or expenditures on behalf of or as a result of any spouse, child, guest or other person.
Limitation on expenses. The Borough shall be obligated for reimbursement of only those expenses which are reasonable in nature, as determined by the Brooklawn Borough Council, and related to the purpose of officiating at the wedding or civil union ceremony.
Car allowance. The Borough shall reimburse for automobile-related expenses where the Mayor uses his or her own automobile in order to attend the wedding or civil union ceremony and only in such circumstances where the use of a personal automobile is reasonable and appropriate. Said reimbursement shall be limited to automobile expenses based on and calculated as to the miles to and from the ceremony at such rate per mile as allowable by the Internal Revenue Service regulations.
Other expenses. The Borough may reimburse other expenses or expenditures based upon whether the same are reasonable in nature and related to and necessary for the Mayor's attendance at the wedding or civil union ceremony.