[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Franklin 7-9-1991 by Ord. No. 1656 (Ch. 35 of the 1990 Code). Amendments noted where applicable.]
The Township of Franklin has had in the past and will continue to have among its employees persons who are notaries public in the State of New Jersey. There is a need to establish a uniform policy in the Township on what fees, if any, such notaries public are entitled to charge for the performance of notary services while employed by the municipality during municipal work hours and on municipal property. There is also a need to establish a policy as to the fees that are to be paid by the Township of Franklin in connection with an employee becoming or renewing his or her notary commission.
The Township Manager shall designate and approve those employees of Franklin Township who shall be termed "municipal notaries."
Any employee who has been designated by the Township Manager as a "municipal notary" shall be reimbursed the following costs associated with obtaining or renewing a notary commission:
With respect to the fees associated with obtaining seal, the Township shall pay such fees upon the employee becoming a notary and shall not be obligated thereafter for any fees associated with replacement of such seal.
When any such municipal notary shall perform notary services during municipal business hours on municipal property, the Township of Franklin shall charge for such notary services in accordance with applicable New Jersey statutes, and all proceeds therefrom shall be placed within the general Township fund. Any such municipal notary may not retain a fee or any portion thereof for services rendered during municipal business hours at municipally owned or leased facilities.
No Township employee who has not been designated as a municipal notary shall perform notary services during Township business hours from a municipally owned or leased facility.