[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Franklin Lakes 8-13-2003 by Ord. No. 1260; amended in its entirety 11-24-2015 by Ord. No. 1649. Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
As used in this chapter, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
- Includes all active members of the Franklin Lakes Volunteer Fire Department, the Franklin Lakes Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and Franklin Lakes Emergency Management volunteers who have satisfactorily completed their probationary period and are in good standing within their respective organizations; and whose property taxes, or any receivables due to the Borough of Franklin Lakes, are not in arrears.
[Amended 3-15-2016 by Ord. No. 1662; 7-18-2017 by Ord. No. 1713]
All qualifying volunteers as described herein, and their families, shall be entitled to the following benefits:
Exemption from fees for recreational programs conducted within the Borough of Franklin Lakes by the Recreation Department.
Exemption from the municipal portion of dog, cat, and marriage license fees.
Exemption from the municipal portion of all animal licensing fees.
Exemption from the municipal portion of the fee for construction permit applications, zoning permits, certificates of compliance/approval for a member's primary residence.
Exemption from Planning Board and Board of Adjustment application fees.
On or about January 10 of each calendar year, the Fire Chief of the Franklin Lakes Volunteer Fire Department, the Captain of the Franklin Lakes Volunteer Ambulance Corps, and the Emergency Management Coordinator shall submit to the Borough Clerk a list of all residents who meet the definition of an active member in good standing, and whose property taxes or any receivables due to the Borough of Franklin Lakes are not in arrears. Such list shall be updated on a periodic basis by the volunteer organization to add those individuals who have completed their probationary status or to delete individuals who have been dropped from their membership, or who no longer meet the criteria for active member status.
On a form provided by the Borough Clerk, each active member shall provide information related to family status to assist the various municipal officials in order to determine eligibility for the waiving of fees.
All active members and their families must comply with all registration procedures, and complete all application forms established by the Borough of Franklin Lakes.