Township of Bridgewater, NJ
Somerset County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Council of the Township of Bridgewater 9-8-1977 by Ord. No. 77-33.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance provided that the provisions of Ord. No. 76-33, adopted 11-1-1976, regarding a fee schedule for admission to and use of the Bridgewater community pool, be included within the present fee schedule set forth in § 94-2. Such provisions were included as § 94-2L, which was subsequently repealed 9-19-1985 by Ord. No. 85-29.

§ 94-1 Inconsistent fees repealed.

All ordinances, amendments and supplements thereto heretofore adopted by the Township of Bridgewater establishing fees and costs inconsistent with the fees and costs set forth in the within chapter are hereby repealed.

§ 94-2 Schedule of fees.

The following schedule of fees shall be charged from and after the effective date of this chapter:
Schedule of Fees for Bridgewater Township
A. 
Liquor licenses:
[Amended 12-18-1978 by Ord. No. 78-44; 8-18-1980 by Ord. No. 80-26; 3-21-1983 by Ord. No. 83-8; 11-16-1987 by Ord. No. 87-42; 2-22-1990 by Ord. No. 90-2; 4-11-2002 by Ord. No. 02-03; 8-16-2004 by Ord. No. 04-28; 12-6-2004 by Ord. No. 04-35; 5-1-2017 by Ord. No. 17-10]
Effective Date/Class of License
Annual License Fee
Effective June 1, 2006
Plenary retail consumption
$2,500
Plenary retail distribution
$2,500
Club license
$188
B. 
Township Clerk's office and public records:
[Amended 11-21-1977 by Ord. No. 77-42; 8-21-1978 by Ord. No. 78-19; 8-8-1980 by Ord. No. 80-26; 9-10-1981 by Ord. No. 81-36;7-7-1983 by Ord. No. 83-15; 11-21-1983 by Ord. No. 83-30; 9-19-1985 by Ord. No. 85-29; 10-21-1991 by Ord. No. 91-28; 4-6-1992 by Ord. No. 92-11; 2-16-1995 by Ord. No. 95-5; 8-19-1996 by Ord. No. 96-15; 4-20-1998 by Ord. No. 98-10;7-19-1999 by Ord. No. 99-13; 8-5-2002 by Ord. No. 02-13; 12-6-2004 by Ord. No. 04-35; 12-1-2008 by Ord. No. 08-29; 12-21-2009 by Ord. No. 09-19; 8-2-2010 by Ord. No. 10-28; 7-18-2011 by Ord. No. 11-16]
(1) 
Basic costs and formulas for copies of government records.
(a) 
Per page:
[1] 
$0.05 (letter-size or smaller);
[2] 
$0.07 (legal-size or larger).
(b) 
Information on cassette tape, videotape, data or audio disc, CD/DVD or other electronic medium: The actual cost of duplicating the record, which shall only be the cost of labor or other overhead expenses associated with making the copy, unless the special service charges articulated in N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5 (Subsections c and d) below shall prove applicable.
(c) 
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 public agency may charge, in addition to the actual cost of duplicating the record, a special service charge that shall be reasonable, based upon the actual direct cost of providing the copy or copies, and in accordance with the Open Public Records Act, any amendments thereto and the decisions of the Government Records Council and Courts of the State of New Jersey interpreting same.
(d) 
The custodian shall permit access to a government record and provide a copy thereof in the medium requested if the public agency maintains the record in that medium. If the public agency does not maintain the record in the medium requested, the custodian shall either convert the record to the medium requested or provide a copy in some other meaningful medium. If a request is for a record in a medium not routinely used by the agency; not routinely developed or maintained by an agency; or requiring a substantial amount of manipulation or programming of information technology, the agency may charge, in addition to the actual cost of duplication, a special charge that shall be reasonable and shall be based on the cost for any extensive use of information technology, or for the labor cost of personnel providing the service, that is actually incurred by the agency or attributable to the agency for the programming, clerical, and supervisory assistance required, or both, all in accordance with N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5(d) of the Open Public Records Act and the Government Record Council and the New Jersey court decisions interpreting same.
(2) 
Specific government records.
(a) 
Pet licenses.
[1] 
Dog license:
[a] 
Spayed or neutered: $15.
[b] 
Not spayed or neutered: $18.
[2] 
Cat licenses:
[a] 
Spayed or neutered: $5.
[b] 
Not spayed or neutered: $8.
[i] 
Delinquency fee (February 1 to May 31): $3.
[ii] 
Delinquency fee (after June 1): $10.
[iii] 
Renewal of lost license: $1.
(b) 
Environmental resource inventory: The actual cost of duplicating the record, provided the actual cost exceeds $0.05 per page (for letter-size or smaller) and $0.07 per page (for legal-size or larger). The actual cost shall be the cost of materials and supplies used to make a copy of the record, but shall not include the cost of labor or other overhead expenses associated with making the copy, unless the special service charges articulated in N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5, Subdivision c, nature, format, manner of collation, or volume of record, and/or Subdivision d, the record is not maintained in the medium requested shall prove applicable. (See Subsection B(1)(c) and (d) above.)
(c) 
Standards for construction of sanitary sewers for subdivisions, site plans and property improvements: The actual cost of duplicating the record, provided the actual cost exceeds $0.05 per page (for letter-size or smaller) and $0.07 per page (for legal-size or larger). The actual cost shall be the cost of materials and supplies used to make a copy of the record, but shall not include the cost of labor or other overhead expenses associated with making the copy, unless the special service charges articulated in N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5, Subdivision c, nature, format, manner of collation, or volume of record), and/or Subdivision d, the record is not maintained in the medium requested, shall prove applicable. (See Subsection B(1)(c) and (d) above.)
(d) 
Games of chance licensing. The fees assessed by the Township for all games of chance shall be equal to the fee adopted and assessed by the New Jersey Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission (LGCCC) pursuant to that agency's most recent fee schedule. The fees assessed by the Township shall be in addition to any fee assessed pursuant to the regulations of the LGCCC. The Township Clerk shall have the authority to issue licenses on behalf of the Township for all legalized games of chance to be conducted therein.
[Amended 5-1-2017 by Ord. No. 17-10]
(e) 
Application for letter of compliance for limousine service as required by N.J.S.A. 48:16-17: $25 per vehicle.
(f) 
Tax Map page; Zoning Map; (if sold separately from Land Use Ordinance); Street Map; for larger documents (i.e., plans) (plus postage); Master Plan; postage: The actual cost of duplicating the record, provided the actual cost exceeds $0.05 per page (for letter- size or smaller) and $0.07 per page (for legal-size or larger). The actual cost shall be the cost of materials and supplies used to make a copy of the record, but shall not include the cost of labor or other overhead expenses associated with making the copy, unless the special service charges articulated in N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5, Subdivision c, nature, format, manner of collation, or volume of record, and/or Subdivision d, the record is not maintained in the medium requested, shall prove applicable. (See Subsection B(1)(c) and (d) above.)
(g) 
Land Use Ordinance: (including Zoning Map): The actual cost of duplicating the record, provided the actual cost exceeds $0.05 per page (for letter-size or smaller) and $0.07 per page (for legal-size or larger). The actual cost shall be the cost of materials and supplies used to make a copy of the record, but shall not include the cost of labor or other overhead expenses associated with making the copy, unless the special service charges articulated in N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5, Subdivision c, nature, format, manner of collation, or volume of record, and/or Subdivision d, the record is not maintained in the medium requested, shall prove applicable. (See Subsection B(1)(c) and (d) above.)
(h) 
Computer generated picture (b/w or color): copy of computer screen: The actual cost of duplicating the record, which shall be the cost of materials and supplies used to make a copy of the record, but shall not include the cost of labor or other overhead expenses associated with making the copy, unless the special service charges articulated in N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5, Subdivision c, nature, format, manner of collation, or volume of record, and/or Subdivision d, the record is not maintained in the medium requested, shall prove applicable. (See Subsections B(1)(c) and (d) above.)
(i) 
Annual supplement subscription for Township Code: The actual cost of duplicating the record, provided the actual cost exceeds $0.05 per page (for letter-size or smaller) and $0.07 per page (for legal-size or larger). The actual cost shall be the cost of materials and supplies used to make a copy of the record, but shall not include the cost of labor or other overhead expenses associated with making the copy, unless the special service charges articulated in N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5, Subdivision c, nature, format, manner of collation, or volume of record, and/or Subdivision d, the record is not maintained in the medium requested, shall prove applicable.
(3) 
Postage.
(a) 
Postage costs will be added to all requests for public records required to be mailed and will be determined at the time of the request based on actual cost.
C. 
Police Department:
[Amended 12-18-1978 by Ord. No. 78-44; 1-4-1979 by Ord. No. 79-3; 4-7-1980 by Ord. No. 80-9; 7-21-1980 by Ord. No. 80-23; 6-15-1981 by Ord. No. 81-18; 4-19-1982 by Ord. No. 82-17; 11-21-1983 by Ord. No. 83-30; 2-20-1986 by Ord. No. 86-1; 3-16-1987 by Ord. No. 87-8; 7-17-1989 by Ord. No. 89-19; 5-2-1994 by Ord. No. 94-5; 12-1-1997 by Ord. No. 97-26; 7-19-1999 by Ord. No. 99-13; 12-4-2000 by Ord. No. 00-12; 10-3-2011 by Ord. No. 11-23]
(1) 
Duplication of government records pursuant to OPRA. Pursuant to a proper OPRA request, the fees and formulas to be applied in determining the cost of copies of disclosable government records shall be as follows:
(a) 
If the actual Township costs for duplication of a government record exceed the statuatory rates set forth in Subsection C(1)(e) [1] through [8] below, the Township shall charge the actual cost of duplicating the record. The actual cost of duplicating the record shall be the cost of materials and supplies used to make a copy of the record, but shall not include the cost of labor or other overhead expenses associated with making the copy, except as provided in Subsection C(1)(e)[2] articulated below.
(b) 
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 Township may charge, in addition to the actual cost of duplicating the record, a special service charge that shall be reasonable, based upon the actual direct cost of providing the copy or copies and in accordance with the Open Public Records Act, any amendments thereto and the decisions of the Government Records Council and Courts of the State of New Jersey interpreting same.
(c) 
The Township shall permit access to a government record and provide a copy thereof in the medium requested if the Police Department maintains the record in that medium. If the Police Department does not maintain the record in the medium requested, the custodian shall either convert the record to the medium requested or provide a copy in some other meaningful medium. If a request is for a record in a medium not routinely used by the Township; not routinely developed or maintained by the Township; or requiring a substantial amount of manipulation or programming of information technology, the Township may charge, in addition to the actual cost of duplication, a special charge that shall be reasonable and shall be based on the cost for any extensive use of information technology, or for the labor cost of personnel providing the service that is actually incurred by the Police Department or attributable to the Police Department for the programming, clerical, and supervisory assistance required, or both, all in accordance with N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5(d) of the Open Public Records Act and the Government Record Council and the New Jersey court decisions interpreting same.
(d) 
Access to electronic records and nonprinted materials shall be provided free of charge, subject to the Township's expense for the actual costs of any needed supplies, such as computer discs.
(e) 
The fee to be assessed for the duplication of a government record embodied in the form of printed matter shall be as specifically set forth below, unless the actual cost of duplication exceeds that specific fee.
[1] 
Copies of reportable and nonreportable motor vehicle accident reports, per page, based upon the total number of pages per request, including, but not limited to statements, laboratory reports and, subject to permission from the Somerset County Prosecutor's Offers, for autopsy and medical reports:
[a] 
Per page: $0. 05 (letter size or smaller).
[b] 
Per page: $0.07 (legal size or larger).
[2] 
In accordance with Chapter 105 of the Laws of New Jersey, 1981,[1] if copies of motor vehicle accident reports which have been prepared on N.J.T.R. forms are requested other than in person, an additional fee of up to $5 may be added to the fees set forth in Subsection C(1)(e)[1] hereinabove to cover the administrative costs of the report. The additional fee shall not be applicable to related documents which may accompany N.J.T.R. reports.
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 39:4-131.
[3] 
All other reports not incident to motor vehicle accident reports:
[a] 
Per page: $0.05 (letter size or smaller).
[b] 
Per page: $0.07 (legal size or larger).
[4] 
Search fee where review of record or photograph is desired and staff supervision is necessary during such review: No fee is to be charged unless a special service charge is deemed appropriate pursuant to Subsection C(1)(b) above.
[5] 
Copies of photographs:
[a] 
Per photograph: $0.05 (letter size or smaller).
[b] 
Per photograph: $0.07 (legal size or larger).
[c] 
Fees are subject to the applicability of Subsection C(1)(b) above.
[6] 
Viewing videotape, per tape (except drunk driving tapes): No fee is to be charged unless a special service charge is deemed appropriate pursuant to Subsection C(1)(b) above.
[7] 
Copies of videotapes, per tape: The actual cost of duplicating the record which shall be the cost of materials and supplies used to make a copy of the record, but shall not include the cost of labor or other overhead expenses associated with making the copy, unless Subsection C(1)(b) or (c) shall prove applicable.
[8] 
Audio copy of police telephone conversation or police radio transmission: Original recording tape will be kept for a period of 30 calendar days. The actual cost of duplicating the record which shall be the cost of materials and supplies used to make a copy of the record, but shall not include the cost of labor or other overhead expenses associated with making the copy, unless Subsection C(1)(b) or (c) shall prove applicable.
(2) 
Miscellaneous/unrelated to government records duplication.
(a) 
Peddler's license: $100.
(b) 
Solicitor's permit: $100.
(c) 
Transient merchant permit: $25. The individual requesting a transient merchant permit under this chapter shall pay a fee of $25, which said fee shall be paid upon the application being made. Such a fee is used to help defray administrative expenses of the Township in enforcing this provision.
(d) 
Monitoring fire alarm system:
[1] 
Commercial premises, school facilities and nonprofit facilities for the elderly or handicapped, located outside the boundaries of the Township of Bridgewater, per month: $5.
[2] 
Premises located within the Township of Bridgewater: $0.
(e) 
Dial alarm fee: $12.
(f) 
Application for police testing: $50. Upon written application to the Chief of Police that the payment of the testing fee would create an undue hardship on the applicant, the Chief of Police shall, upon inquiry and investigation, be granted permission to waive such application fee.
(g) 
Laminating firearms identification card/permit to carry: $3.
(h) 
Letter of good conduct: $5.
(i) 
Notarized letter of good conduct: $10.
D. 
Municipal Court:
(1) 
Copies of complaint summonses, complaint warrants and traffic summonses, per copy: $3.
(2) 
State police discovery materials: $20.
[Added 10-21-1991 by Ord. No. 91-28]
(3) 
Township Public Defender.
[Added 12-5-1994 by Ord. No. 94-38; amended 5-18-1998 by Ord. No. 98-20]
(a) 
Application fee for representation by Township Public Defender: not to exceed $200 as determined by the Municipal Court Judge
(b) 
The Municipal Court may waive the application fee in whole or in part if the Court determines, in its discretion, that the application fee represents an unusual burden upon the person seeking representation.
E. 
Engineering and public works:
(1) 
Tax Maps: $3.
[Amended 2-22-1990 by Ord. No. 90-2]
(2) 
Township Maps:
[Amended 2-22-1990 by Ord. No. 90-2]
(a) 
Scale one inch = 1,000 feet: $10.
(b) 
Scale one inch = 2,000 feet: $3.
(3) 
Soil erosion permits:
(a) 
Minimum per project application, up to one acre: $100.
(b) 
Each additional acre up to 20 acres: $10.
(c) 
Each additional acre over 20 acres: $5.
(4) 
Topographical maps, per acre: $7.
(5) 
Construction detail sheets:
[Amended 2-22-1990 by Ord. No. 90-2]
(a) 
Print: $3.
F. 
Health.
[Amended 6-16-1980 by Ord. No. 80-21; 2-20-1986 by Ord. No. 86-1; 2-19-1987 by Ord. No. 87-2; 2-20-1990 by Ord. No. 90-2]
(1) 
Food establishment licenses:
(a) 
The following food establishment license fees shall be charged:
[1] 
School cafeteria: none.
[2] 
Church and nonprofit organization: none.
[3] 
Catering: $50.
[Amended 4-6-2009 by Ord. No. 09-05]
[4] 
Mobile food establishment: $50.
[Amended 4-6-2009 by Ord. No. 09-05]
[5] 
Mobile food establishment, frozen dessert: $25.
[Amended 4-6-2009 by Ord. No. 09-05]
[6] 
Cocktail lounge, tavern, bar or nightclub: $100.
[Amended 4-6-2009 by Ord. No. 09-05]
[7] 
Deli: $100.
[Amended 4-6-2009 by Ord. No. 09-05]
[8] 
Grocery store: $100.
[Amended 4-6-2009 by Ord. No. 09-05]
[9] 
Meat, fish and/or poultry market and butcher shop: $100.
[Amended 4-6-2009 by Ord. No. 09-05]
[10] 
Frozen dessert (manufacturing or retail): $100.
[Amended 4-6-2009 by Ord. No. 09-05]
[11] 
Industrial feeding:
[Amended 4-6-2009 by Ord. No. 09-05]
[a] 
One to 50 seating capacity: $100.
[b] 
Fifty-one and over: $200.
[12] 
Restaurant:
[Amended 4-6-2009 by Ord. No. 09-05]
[a] 
One to 50 seating capacity: $100.
[b] 
Fifty-one and over: $200.
[13] 
Retail bakery: $100.
[Amended 4-6-2009 by Ord. No. 09-05]
[14] 
Day camp: $50.
[Amended 4-6-2009 by Ord. No. 09-05]
[15] 
Nursing home for the aged: $100.
[Amended 4-6-2009 by Ord. No. 09-05]
[16] 
Public swimming pool: $100.
[Amended 4-6-2009 by Ord. No. 09-05]
[17] 
Supermarket: $200.
[Amended 4-6-2009 by Ord. No. 09-05]
(b) 
Reinspection of food establishment.
[1] 
The following fee shall be charged for the reinspection of food establishments:
[a] 
First offense: $500.
[Amended 4-6-2009 by Ord. No. 09-05]
[b] 
Second offense: $1,000.
[Amended 4-6-2009 by Ord. No. 09-05]
[c] 
Third offense: $2,000.
[Amended 4-6-2009 by Ord. No. 09-05]
[d] 
Fourth offense: loss of license pending an administrative hearing.
[2] 
The fee shall be paid at the time the retail food establishment license is renewed for each time the owner or operator of any food establishment fails to receive a satisfactory inspection rating from the Division of Health. Fees and offenses are cumulative for a period of two years from the date of the first offense. A license transfer within the two-year period will void all previous offenses.
(c) 
The following fee shall be charged for food-handling operations:
[1] 
Food-handlers training course: No fee payable to the Township.
[2] 
No person shall conduct, maintain or operate a public eating establishment in the Township of Bridgewater who does not successfully complete a course in food handling acceptable to the Health Officer or other designated agent of the Board of Health. Training must be completed at a frequency consistent with the following:
[Amended 12-21-1993 by Ord. No. 93-33]
[a] 
At least one establishment manager must be certified in an acceptable course in food sanitation at least once every three years.
[b] 
Any proposed establishment which files an application to operate a public eating establishment must complete an acceptable course within one year of operation.
[c] 
Any establishment which receives a below satisfactory inspection rating must register for the next available session of a training course acceptable to the Health Officer or other designated agent of the Board of Health.
(2) 
Licenses.
(a) 
Marriage licenses: $28.
[Amended 12-21-1993 by Ord. No. 3-33]
(b) 
Domestic partnerships: $28.
[Amended 7-19-2004 by Ord. No. 04-23]
(c) 
Civil unions: $28.
[Added 12-21-2009 by Ord. No. 09-19]
(3) 
One certified copy of death, birth, marriage, civil union, or domestic partnership certificate: $25 for the first copy. Additional copies of the same record ordered at the same time: $2 per copy.
[Amended 7-19-2004 by Ord. No. 04-23; 12-21-2009 by Ord. No. 09-19; 9-19-2011 by Ord. No. 11-21]
(4) 
Burial permits: to be obtained from the state Registrar based on the statutory fee of $5, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 26:6-17.
[Amended 4-5-2004 by Ord. No. 04-04; 9-19-2011 by Ord. No. 11-21]
(5) 
Septic system and well construction permits:
[Amended 4-6-2009 by Ord. No. 09-05; 9-19-2011 by Ord. No. 11-21]
(a) 
Percolation test, per individual building: $100.
(b) 
New septic system: $150.
(c) 
Repair or alteration to existing septic system: $25.
(d) 
New potable well permit fee: $100, plus lab fee.
(e) 
Bacteriological well analysis: Bridgewater resident, $10; nonresident, $15.[2]
[2]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection F(6), regarding radon kit fees, as amended, which immediately followed this subsection, was repealed 4-6-2009 by Ord. No. 09-05.
G. 
[3] Firesafety:
[Added 2-19-1998 by Ord. No. 98-6; amended 10-4-2004 by Ord. No. 04-32]
(1) 
Certificate of smoke detector and carbon monoxide detector compliance: $50.
[3]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection G, Food and drink vending machines, was repealed 2-20-1986 by Ord. No. 86-1.
H. 
Licenses for dog establishments:
(1) 
Kennels providing accommodations for 10 or fewer dogs: $10.
(2) 
Kennel providing accommodations for more than 10 dogs: $25.
(3) 
Pet shop license: $10.
(4) 
Animal shelter or pound: none.
I. 
Building and construction:
(1) 
New driveway pipe installation:
(a) 
Twelve-inch corrugated metal pipe: $4 L.F.
(b) 
Fourteen-inch by nine-inch corrugated metal pipe: $4 L.F.
(c) 
Twelve-inch R.C. pipe: $3 L.F.
(d) 
Fifteen-inch R.C. pipe: $3.50 L.F.
(e) 
Eighteen-inch R.C. pipe: $4.50 L.F.
(2) 
Street opening permits:
(a) 
Street opening for the installation of a sewer connection shall be on a total fee basis as follows:
[1] 
Where excavation is to be made in a pavement of concrete or of brick or asphalt on a concrete base:
[a] 
Full width: $500.
[b] 
Half width: $250.
[c] 
Each additional square yard: $60
[2] 
Where excavation is to be made in a bituminous pavement on a stone base:
[a] 
Full width: $100.
[b] 
Half width: $70.
[c] 
Each additional square yard: $25.
(b) 
Fees for street openings made for other purposes shall be computed in accordance with the following unit prices for pavement or other areas to be disturbed:
[1] 
Concrete pavement or a pavement of brick or of asphalt on a concrete base, each square yard: $50.
[2] 
Bituminous pavement on a stone base, each square yard: $25.
[3] 
Concrete sidewalk, each square yard: $6.
[4] 
Opening parallel to the street center line in earth shoulder or in an unpaved street, each square yard: $12.
[5] 
Opening in earth shoulder or in an unpaved street for the making of any other connection to the lot, where the trench is approximately at right angles to the street center line, total fee, full width: $80.
[6] 
Opening in earth shoulder or in an unpaved street for the making of any other connection to the lot, where the trench is approximately at right angles to the street center line, total fee, half width: $50.
J. 
Certificate of official search for municipal liens:
(1) 
Initial certificate: $10.
(2) 
Certificate of continuation search within three years: $2.
K. 
Certificate as to liability for assessments for municipal improvements: $10.
L. 
Tree permits.
[Added 3-20-2006 by Ord. No. 06-11[4]]
(1) 
Tree removal application fee: $10.
(2) 
Tree removal inspection fee: $75.
[4]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection L, Community pool, as amended, was repealed 9-19-1985 by Ord. No. 85-29.
M. 
[5]Recreation fees. The Recreation Department reserves the right to cancel, alter, supplement or limit registration or change any dates, times, locations or ages or recommend the change in fees listed on registration forms. There will be no refunds of registration fees after the first class, practice or evaluation unless the Recreation Department cancels the program. There will be no refunds if a program does not run its full course of dates due to inclement weather, gym cancellations or circumstance beyond the Bridgewater Recreation Department’s control. If checks are made payable to an outside organization, refunds will be handled through the outside organization in accordance with their policies, terms and conditions.
[Added 3-2-2009 by Ord. No. 09-02; amended 5-3-2010 by Ord. No. 10-09; 6-21-2010 by Ord. No. 10-12]
(1) 
The summer recreation fees shall be applicable to the summer program operated and administered by the Bridgewater Township Recreation Department:
[Amended 2-17-2011 by Ord. No. 11-01]
(a) 
Children entering Grades 1, 2 and 3, site: Van Holten.
[1] 
Bridgewater residents: $100.
[2] 
Raritan residents: $125.
(b) 
Children entering Grades 4, 5 and 6, sites: Eisenhower, Hillside, Bradley Gardens; children entering Grades 7, 8 and 9, sites: Chimney Rock, Bradley Gardens.
[1] 
Bridgewater residents: $80.
[2] 
Raritan residents: $105.
(c) 
Children entering Pre-K and Kindergarten (PeeWee Playground), site: TBD.
[1] 
Bridgewater residents: $140.
[2] 
Raritan residents: $165.
(2) 
An administrative fee of $10 will be collected from any refund(s) requested by participants for Bridgewater Township Recreation programs in which fees are payable to Bridgewater Township. If the Department is refunding participants due to a program cancellation, then an administrative fee will not be collected. In the case of multiple children from the same household requesting a refund on the same date, there will only be one administrative fee of $10 charged.
(3) 
A late fee of $20 per family will be charged to participants who register after the designated program deadline.
(4) 
A registration fee of $10 will be charged to participants from the Borough of Raritan in addition to the Bridgewater registration fee.
(5) 
A registration fee of $40 will be charged to all participants not residing in the Township of Bridgewater or in the Borough of Raritan, in addition to the Bridgewater registration fee.
[5]
Editor's Note: Former Subsection M, dealing with dumpster permits, added 7-7-1983 by Ord. No. 83-15, as amended, was repealed 2-20-1990 by Ord. No. 90-2.

§ 94-3 Waiver of fees.

[Amended 4-21-1980 by Ord. No. 80-12; 2-22-1990 by Ord. No. 90-2; 6-21-1999 by Ord. No. 99-11]
A. 
In the case of federal, state and local governments and Boards of Education, no fees shall be charged, except that the permittee shall still be responsible for any costs incurred by the Township for third-party services.
B. 
In the case of nonprofit, charitable or religious organizations, the Township Council may by resolution waive any fees, except that the permittee shall still be responsible for any costs incurred by the Township for third-party services.
C. 
The provisions of this § 94-3 shall also apply to fees imposed in accordance with the other chapters of the Code of the Township of Bridgewater, except that the permittee shall still be responsible for any costs incurred by the Township for third-party services.
D. 
No person shall be charged a construction permit surcharge fee or enforcing agency fee for any construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement designed and undertaken solely to promote accessibility by disabled persons to an existing private residential structure or any of the facilities contained therein.
[Amended 10-20-2008 by Ord. No. 08-24]
E. 
A disabled person, or a parent or sibling of a disabled person, shall not be required to pay any municipal fee or charge in order to secure a construction permit for any construction, reconstruction, alteration or improvement which promotes accessibility to his or her own living unit.
[Amended 10-20-2008 by Ord. No. 08-24]
F. 
"Disabled person" means a person who has an inability to engage in any substantial activity by reason of any medically determinable physical or mental impairment, including blindness, and shall include, but not be limited to, any resident of this state who is disabled pursuant to the Federal Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. § 416), or the Federal Railroad Retirement Act of 1974 (45 U.S.C. § 231 et seq.) or is rated as having a disability of 60% or higher pursuant to any federal law administered by the United States Veterans Act. For purposes of this subsection, "blindness" means central visual acuity of 20/200 or less in the better eye with the use of a corrective lens. An eye which is accompanied by a limitation in the fields of vision such that the widest diameter of the visual field subtends to an angle no greater than 20 degrees shall be considered as having a central visual acuity of 20/200 or less.
G. 
Members of volunteer organizations.
[Added 8-6-2001 by Ord. No. 01-24]
(1) 
Definitions. As used in this subsection, the following terms shall have the meanings indicated:
ACTIVE MEMBERS
Individuals residing in the Township of Bridgewater who are members of a volunteer organization and are defined as either active or exempt members by the volunteer organization's bylaws.
FAMILY MEMBERS OF ACTIVE MEMBER
Includes husband, wife, child or children, father, mother, grandparents and grandchildren, including any sibling, stepchild or legally adopted child living in the same household.
[Amended 9-15-2008 by Ord. No. 08-23]
FEES
Those charges for recreation programs, plumbing and fire permits and building subcode, fire subcode, electrical subcode and plumbing subcode inspections made by or through the Township Construction Department in connection with the construction of a member or family members personal residence. Specifically excluded from the waiver of fees are any fees collected by the Township on behalf of another entity (except for third-party independent vendors retained by the Township to perform building, fire, electrical and/or plumbing subcode inspections pursuant to the Uniform Construction Code), including but not limited to the state, the county and/or such fees not directly related to the member's or family member's primary residence.
[Amended 11-15-2004 by Ord. No. 04-33]
RECREATION PROGRAMS
Any programs sponsored by the Township Park and Recreation Board.
VOLUNTEER ORGANIZATIONS
This includes the fire departments and first aid and rescue squads located in or serving the Township.
[Amended 11-15-2004 by Ord. No. 04-33]
(2) 
The Township shall waive fees to active members and family members of volunteer organizations for the following:
(a) 
Township recreation programs.
(b) 
Fees associated with municipal plumbing and fire permits for their personal residence.
(c) 
Planning Board application fees for their personal residence.
[Added 10-15-2001 by Ord. No. 01-30]
(d) 
Board of Adjustment application fees for their personal residence.
[Added 10-15-2001 by Ord. No. 01-30]
(e) 
Fees for building subcode, fire subcode, electrical subcode and/or plumbing subcode inspections through the Township Construction Department in connection with the construction of their personal residence, whether such inspections are made by Township subcode officials, themselves, or by independent third-party vendors contractually retained for that purpose by the Township.
[Added 11-15-2004 by Ord. No. 04-33]

§ 94-4 Postage and handling.

[Added 4-7-1980 by Ord. No. 80-9; amended 6-15-1981 by Ord. No. 81-18]
In addition to the fees for copies of documents as set forth in this chapter, a fee of $5 shall be imposed to cover the costs of postage and handling when such documents are requested to be furnished by mail, unless an additional fee is charged pursuant to § 94-2C(1)(d).

§ 94-5 FAX and handling.

[Added 2-20-1992 by Ord. No. 92-2]
In addition to the fees for copies of documents as set forth in this chapter, a fee shall be imposed to cover the FAX and handling when such documents are requested to be furnished by FAX, unless an additional fee is charged pursuant to § 94-2C(1)(d). The fee shall be as follows:
A. 
One page: $2.
B. 
Each additional page: $1.