[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Franklin Lakes as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted by Ord. Nos. 1101 and 1060 (Sec. 2-38 of the 1988 Code); amended in its entirety 9-11-2002 by Ord. No. 1233]
Editor's Note: Former § 247-2, Franklin Lakes Community Center, as amended, was repealed 6-16-2009 by Ord. No. 1449.
[Amended 4-13-2005 by Ord. No. 1311; 11-18-2006 by Ord. No. 1356; 11-20-2007 by Ord. No. 1387; 6-16-2009 by Ord. No. 1449; 5-18-2010 by Ord. No. 1479]
For all requests for documents from the Borough of Franklin Lakes under the New Jersey Open Public Records Act, including discovery requested of the Municipal Prosecutor, except in those circumstances where a different charge has been established by law, the custodian of such records shall make and supply copies of such records upon the payment of the fees described herein.
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq.
The following fees shall be payable by the requestor to the Borough of Franklin Lakes for the documents:
[Amended 11-10-2010 by Ord. No. 1503; 4-19-2016 by Ord. No. 1672]
For copies on letter-sized paper or smaller: $0.05 per page.
For copies on legal-sized paper or larger: $0.07 per page.
Electronic records, such as records provided by e-mail or facsimile, shall be provided free of charge.
Actual postage for any discovery sent by mail.
For the envelope for any discovery sent by mail: $0.25.
Photographs will be photocopied at the rates established herein. If requests are made for duplicate photographs, the actual cost of making the photographs shall be charged.
Duplication of videotapes constitutes an extraordinary duplication process and will be charged at the rate of $5 per videotape.
Copies of audio, video or any other data on compact discs, DVDs, CD-ROM: Actual cost to Borough of medium; except that the minimum fee shall be $1.
On any item that cannot be photocopied on the Borough's copy machine or not otherwise provided for in this schedule, the actual cost incurred in making the copy shall be charged.
Copies of the Zoning Map: $0.75 per copy.
Copies of flash drive: $10.
Copies of accident reports, other than in person, an additional fee of $5.
[Added 2-21-2017 by Ord. No. 1696]
Whenever any documents must be obtained from an entity other than the Borough of Franklin Lakes, the actual costs paid to the other entity shall be paid by the requestor.
Whenever the nature, format, manner of collation, or volume of a government record embodied in the form of printed matter to be inspected, examined, or copied pursuant to this section is such that the record cannot be reproduced by ordinary document copying equipment in ordinary business size, or involves an extraordinary expenditure of time and effort to accommodate the request, the Borough may charge, in addition to the actual cost of duplicating the record, a special service charge that shall be reasonable and shall be based upon the actual direct cost of providing the copy or copies. The requestor shall have the opportunity to review and object to the charge prior to it being incurred.
All mortgagees, servicing organizations and property tax processing organizations as those entities are defined in Title 54 of the New Jersey State Statutes shall be charged a fee of $2 for the duplicate copy of a tax bill for any property in the Borough of Franklin Lakes.
The Tax Collector shall collect such fee prior to issuance of the duplicate copy.
The fee for the first duplicate copy shall be $2 and, thereafter, $5 for any subsequent duplicate copy of the same property in the same year.
No fee shall be charged to any resident owner of the property for their first request for a duplicate copy of a tax bill in the same year.
There shall be a charge of $2 per copy of a tax account or a special assessment account. The Tax Collector shall collect such fee prior to issuance of the copy.
[Adopted 3-10-2004 by Ord. No. 1276; amended in its entirety 2-8-2006 by Ord. No. 1337]
Any and all individuals participating in recreation programs or utilizing recreation facilities, described in the attached schedule shall at the time of registration, and prior to utilization or participation, pay the designated fees, and pay any and all required deposits.
Any and all fees collected pursuant to this article shall be deposited into a designated fund established by the Mayor and Council for the receipt of said fees.
The fees established under this article shall remain in full force and effect until modified, amended, or changed by ordinance of the Mayor and Council.
[Amended 7-15-2008 by Ord. No. 1422; 8-19-2008 by Ord. No. 1427; 5-18-2010 by Ord. No. 1479; 7-20-2010 by Ord. No. 1489; 4-5-2011 by Ord. No. 1517; 5-15-2012 by Ord. No. 1543; 11-12-2013 by Ord. No. 1578; 5-20-2014 by Ord. No. 1590; 6-21-2016 by Ord. No. 1681; 5-16-2017 by Ord. No. 1706; 9-20-2018 by Ord. No. 1750]
The above fees are the maximum amount that can be collected.
A late fee of $25 will be added to the registration fee for registrants registering after the publicized registration period.
[Added 12-15-2009 by Ord. No. 1467; amended 6-18-2019 by Ord. No. 1791]
Family discounts. For families with more than one child, for any registration where more than one child is being registered at the same time, the first child shall pay the full fee as set forth in this section and any other children registering at the same time shall pay a discounted fee which is 20% less than the full fee as set forth in this section. For example, if a family were registering three children at the same time for a program for which the fee is $100, the fee charged would be $100 for the first child registered and $80 each for the second and third children registered.
[Added 9-20-2018 by Ord. No. 1750]