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CALL TO ORDER PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE SUNSHINE PROCLAMATION ROLL CALL
NEW BUSINESS • Public Hearing and Adoption of the 2021 Municipal Budget, Thomas Ferry-Borough Auditor
LEGAL AFFAIRS REPORT - BOROUGH ATTORNEY BOLIG
REPORTS FROM DEPARTMENT COMMISSIONERS SAFETY/ADMINISTRATION
Henry Schepens Noralie LaFevre Robert Castagna
BUILDING & GROUNDS SOLID WASTE/RECYCLING
ORDINANCE – SECOND READING/PUBLIC HEARING ORD926-2021
Presentation of Vouchers
Renew Morris County Cooperative Council
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CLERK’S REPORT – April 2021
TREASURER’S REPORT – March 2021
MINUTES FROM PREVIOUS MEETING PRESENTED FOR APPROVAL Regular Meeting Minutes of April 19, 2021
CORRESPONDENCE Municipal Court Report
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BOROUGH OF MILFORD ORDINANCE NUMBER 926-2021
ORDINANCE TO CREATE CHAPTER 165 OF THE CODE OF THE BOROUGH OF MILFORD, ENTITLED “DUMPSTERS & REFUSE CONTAINERS”.
CHAPTER 165 DUMPSTERS & REFUSE CONTAINERS. A RTICLE I. P UBLIC P ROPERTY P ERMITTING , L OCATION , U SE & P LACEMENT , C ONSTRUCTION , D URATION , S AFETY R EQUIREMENTS , AND F EES F OR D UMPSTERS U PON P UBLIC P ROPERTY W ITHIN THE B OROUGH OF M ILFORD .
Declaration of Intent.
The need for an ordinance regulating the location and placement, the duration, and the safety of dumpsters within the Borough has been carefully balanced by the Milford Borough Common Council with its explicit recognition that the public may, at times, require dumpsters for construction, renovations or other purposes. The Common Council’s desire to endorse the rehabilitation, renovation and, occasionally, the demolition of older or obsolete structures requires that such projects: 1. Are timely and safely performed; 2. Do not unfairly impact neighboring businesses and residents from either the location or the duration of dumpsters and similar containers utilized during these projects; and 3. Adequately protect the Borough from any mishaps, should they occur. Therefore, the Common Council of the Borough of Milford hereby declares its intent to regulate, in a manner consistent with the interests of the citizens of the Borough of Milford, the location and placement, use, duration, safety requirements, permitting and fees, of temporary dumpsters or other refuse containers throughout the Borough upon both public property (Article I), private property (Article II), and to furthermore prevent spills and leaks from dumpsters into the Borough’s storm sewer system (Article III).
Article I Definitions.
BUILDING MATERIALS / DEBRIS: Those materials commonly used during the construction of building structures and / or which result from the renovation and / or demolition or building structures, including the contents of those structures.
Shall mean the Borough of Milford.
COLLAPSIBLE DUMPSTER BAG: Any single or multi-use container that is collapsible and soft-sided, and commonly known as or referred to as Flexible Intermediate Bulk Containers (FIBCs) which include but are not limited to bulk bags, construction debris bags, junk bags, fold-up
dumpsters, and portable dumpsters, all of which are made from a flexible woven material.
DUMPSTER: Shall mean a temporary container or debris-transfer body commonly used for the placing and/or collection of debris and building materials during building construction, renovations and / or demolition which is in excess of five (5.0) cubic yards.
ENFORCEMENT OFFICER : Official of the Borough of Milford.
Includes either the Zoning Officer or the Construction
Includes any individual(s), firm, partnership, association,
corporation, company or organization or entity of any kind.
Any dumpster which is not rented on a permanent basis and
which does not have regularly scheduled pickups at least two times per month.
No dumpster shall be permitted on any public property with the Borough of Milford unless it can be shown to the satisfaction of the Borough of Milford’s Zoning Officer that there is no reas onable, viable alternative for the placement of a dumpster on private property either upon or in reasonably close proximity to the subject property for which the dumpster is required.
A. Any individual(s) desiring a permit to situate a dumpster or a collapsible dumpster bag on public streets, highways, roads, lanes, alleys and rights-of-way shall make written application therefor to the Borough Clerk during normal Borough business hours. Said application shall specify the exact proposed location of such dumpster, container or other receptacle, the size and capacity thereof, the name of the owner of the abutting property(ies), the length of time that the use is required, and such other information as may be required by the Borough Clerk. The Clerk shall provide the Borough Zoning Officer with the application for both the Zoning Officer’s review and approval, with said approval being conditioned upon a review of the permit by the Chief of the Milford Fire Company or a designated representative of the Milford Fire Company. A. The application for a permit for a dumpster and for a collapsible dumpster bag shall be accompanied by a fee of Seventy-Five Dollars ($75.00) and Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00), respectively. B. For dumpster permits, the Borough Clerk shall require an indemnity deposit not to exceed Five-Hundred Dollars ($500.00) to reimburse the Borough for the cost of any extraordinary cleanup or repairs to public property including but not limited to public streets and roads, signs, curbing, sidewalks, hydrants, manholes and storm drains, which may be incurred by the Borough as a result of the use permitted. This deposit, or any unused portion thereof, shall be refunded in the event that there are no extraordinary cleanups or repairs. § 165-5 Permit Term; Permit Term Extension; Permit Expiration; and Permit Fees.
C. There shall be no indemnity deposit required for a collapsible dumpster bag.
D. Dumpster: No permit for a dumpster shall be granted by the Milford Borough Zoning Officer for a term longer than five (5) days. E. Collapsible Dumpster Bag: No collapsible dumpster bag shall be granted by the Milford Borough Zoning Officer for a term longer than five (5) days. Such time period may be extended by the Borough Zoning Officer for an additional ten (10) days for good cause. F. Permit renewals for an additional five (5) day period for a dumpster and an additional ten (10) day period for a collapsible dumpster bag may be issued at the discretion of the Milford Borough Zoning Officer for an additional fee of Fifty Dollars ($50.00) for a dumpster and Five Dollars ($5.00) for a collapsible dumpster bag, for each additional extension sought.
G. Upon the expiration of the permit, the permit holder shall immediately remove or cause to be removed the dumpster or similar container from the sidewalk, street or public place.
A. Each application for a permit authorized under this Article shall be accompanied by a policy or certificate of insurance, including the applicant and the Borough of Milford as named insured's and evidencing general liability coverage to protect the public from bodily injury or property damage sustained as a result of the use of such dumpsters or other similar container. B. Such policy or certificate shall contain limits of at least $100,000/$300,000 for bodily injury and $50,000 for property damage. Said policy or certificate shall provide at least thirty (30) days' notice of cancellation be afforded to the Borough Clerk. A. The Milford Borough Zoning Officer may in the Zoning Officer’s discretion refuse to issue a permit if it is determined that same constitutes a danger to public health, safety, or welfare; constitutes a nuisance; or interferes with the efficient movement of traffic. B. The Milford Borough Zoning Officer may revoke a permit for the same reasons, and if the dumpster or similar container is not removed within twenty-four (24) hours after notification by the Borough’s Zoning Officer, may arrange to have the sam e removed by the owner of the dumpster at the property owner's cost and expense. C. If the Borough Zoning Officer shall determine that an emergency situation exists with regard to the dumpster or other similar container, the Borough Zoning Officer may authorize the removal of the dumpster or other similar container without notice to the owner, at the owner's expense. § 165-7 Refusal or Revocation of Permit.
Restrictions on Contents, Location and Placement.
A. All dumpsters placed on public streets, roadways, public thoroughfares, alleys or rights-of- way shall comply with the provisions of Chapter 4 of Title 39 of the New Jersey Statutes Annotated and all parking ordinances of the Borough of Milford.
B. Any dumpster placed on a public street, roadway, public thoroughfare, alley or right-of-way shall place the dumpster in a location immediately adjacent to, and in front of, the subject property for which the dumpster is required per the Zoning Officer’s determination and not in front of or otherwise adjacent to any neighboring property(ies) without the written consent of the adjacent property owner.
C. No dumpster or other similar container shall be placed within ten feet (10’) of a fire hydrant.
D. No dumpster or similar container shall be placed within five feet (5’) of an adjace nt property owner's driveway.
E. No dumpster or other similar container shall be placed closer than twenty- five feet (25’) from an intersection or further than six inches (6”) from a curb.
F. No dumpster or other similar container shall be placed upon or on top of any manhole cover or storm drain.
G. The area beneath and surrounding the dumpster or other similar container shall be kept cleaned, and upon removal of same, the street or roadway shall be swept clean of all loose debris and restored to its former condition. H. All such dumpsters or containers shall prominently display an identification number assigned by the State of New Jersey as well as the name, address, and telephone number of the owner of the dumpster who shall remain responsible therefor. I. All such dumpsters, containers or other receptacles that remain on a public street or sidewalk during the hours between sunset of one day and sunrise of the next day shall be equipped with suitable reflective devices, cones, or such other warning devices, on both the front and rear surfaces. Such reflective devices and cones shall be capable of reflecting motor vehicle headlights at a distance of not less than five- hundred feet (500’). J. Unless the length of time on the subject permit is specified, any permit issued pursuant to this Article shall only be valid for five (5) days. K. The dumpster or collapsible dumpster bag shall not be filled higher than the top edge of the dumpster (known commonly as “water level”) to prevent debris or materials from falling or being blown outside of the dumpster. L. The dumpster or collapsible dumpster bag shall, when not being actively loaded, have a covering that is adequately secured to the dumpster or other similar container to prevent materials from falling or being blown outside of the dumpster. M. The Permit Holder shall not place into the dumpster or collapsible dumpster bag any material not permitted by the owner of the dumpster or collapsible dumpster bag. At no time shall garbage, refuse or trash, recyclable materials, or household waste be placed in any dumpster.
Violation and Penalties.
A. Any dumpster or other similar container in violation of this Article shall be removed by the permit holder within twenty-four (24) hours verbal notice given to the owner thereof by the
Borough Zoning Officer.
B. Notwithstanding §165-9(A) above, any dumpster or other similar container situated in such a manner as to obstruct an adjacent owner's driveway or create a traffic or a road hazard shall be moved immediately upon notice given to the owner thereof by the Borough Clerk, or the Borough’s Zoning Officer. C. Any individual(s) violating the terms of this Article shall, upon conviction, pay a fine of not less than one hundred ($100.00) dollars per day with each day constituting a separation offense.
A RTICLE II. P RIVATE P ROPERTY
P ERMITTING , L OCATION AND P LACEMENT , U SE , C ONSTRUCTION , R EGULATIONS , D URATION & F EES F OR D UMPSTERS O N P RIVATE P ROPERTY .
A. No individual(s), firm or corporation shall place upon any private property within the Borough any dumpster or other similar container commonly used for the collection of building materials as hereinafter defined except in compliance with the provisions of this Article and after the issuance of a permit in accordance herewith. B. Dumpsters located on private property, regardless of their size, which are neither rented on a permanent basis nor which have regularly scheduled pickups of at least two times per month are obligated to comply with all provisions of this Article II. A. Any individual(s) desiring a permit shall make written application therefore to the Borough Clerk specifying the exact proposed location of such dumpster, collapsible dumpster bag, container or other receptacle, the size and capacity thereof, the name of the owner of the abutting property(ies), the length of time that the use is required, and such other information as may be required by the Borough Zoning Officer who shall review and approve or reject the permit. B. All dumpsters, but not collapsible dumpster bags, shall prominently display an identification number assigned by the State of New Jersey as well as the name, address, and telephone number of the owner responsible therefor. § 165-11 Permit Application.
The application for a permit shall be accompanied by a fee of Twenty-Five Dollars ($25.00). No dumpster or dumpster bag shall be placed, located or situated on any private property unless and until a permit for same has been issued by the Borough’s Zoning Officer, Construction Code Official, or by the Borough’s Clerk.
Permit Term; Expiration; Additional Fees.
A. The Milford Borough Zoning Officer may in the Zoning Officer’s discretion refuse to issue a permit if it is determined that same constitutes a danger to public health, safety, or welfare.
B. No permit shall be granted by the Borough Clerk for a term longer than forty-five (45) days.
C. Dumpster: No dumpster shall remain in place or be situated on any private property for a period in excess of forty-five (45) days from the date of the issuance of the permit for same as required in this Article, provided, however, that such period may be extended by the Borough’s Zoning Officer or Construction Code Offic ial for good cause. D. Collapsible Dumpster Bag: No dumpster bag shall remain in place or be situated on any private property for a period in excess of thirty (30) days from the date of the issuance of the permit for same required in this article, provided, however, that such time period may be extended by the Construction Code Official for good cause. E. Permit is renewable for additional five (5) day period at the discretion of the Milford Borough Zoning Officer for an additional fee of Ten Dollars ($10.00) for each additional permit extension sought.
F. Upon the expiration of the permit, the permit holder shall immediately remove or cause to be removed the dumpster or similar container from the subject private property.
A. The dumpster or other similar container shall not be filled higher than the top edge of the dumpster to prevent debris or materials from falling or being blown outside of the container.
B. The dumpster or other similar container shall, when not being actively loaded, have a covering that is adequately secured to the dumpster or other similar container to prevent materials from falling or being blown outside of the container.
C. No garbage, refuse or trash, or recyclable materials, or household waste shall be placed in any dumpster nor any other material(s) not permitted by the owner of the dumpster.
Violation and Penalties.
Any individual(s) violating the terms of this Article shall, upon conviction, pay a fine of not less than one hundred ($100.00) dollars per day with each day representing a separate offense.
A RTICLE III.
P REVENTION OF S PILLS AND L EAKS I NTO S TORM S EWER S YSTEM
§ 165-16 Purpose. This Article requires dumpsters and other refuse containers that are outdoors or exposed to stormwater to be covered at all times and prohibits the spilling, dumping, leaking, or otherwise discharging of liquids, semi-liquids or solids from the containers to the municipal
separate storm sewer system(s) operated by the Borough of Milford and/or the waters of the State so as to protect public health, safety and welfare, and prescribes penalties for the failure to comply.
Article III Definitions.
For the purpose of this Article, the following terms, phrases, words and their derivations shall have the meanings stated herein unless their use in the text of this article clearly demonstrates a different meaning. When not inconsistent with the context, words used in the present tense include the future, words used in the plural number include the singular number, and words used in the singular number include the plural number. The word "shall" is always mandatory and not merely directory. A conveyance or system of conveyances (including roads with drainage systems, municipal streets, catch basins, curbs, gutters, ditches, man-made channels, or storm drains) that is owned or operated by the Borough of Milford, and is designed and used for collecting and conveying stormwater. INDIVIDUAL(S) Any individual, corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, or other political subdivision of this State subject to municipal jurisdiction. REFUSE CONTAINER Any waste container that a individual(s) controls, whether owned, leased, or operated, including dumpsters, dumpster bags, trash cans, garbage pails, and plastic trash bags. STORMWATER Water resulting from precipitation (including rain and snow) that runs off the land's surface, is transmitted to the subsurface, is captured by separate storm sewers or other sewerage or drainage facilities or is conveyed by snow removal equipment. WATERS OF THE STATE The ocean and its estuaries, all springs, streams and bodies of surface- or groundwater, whether natural or artificial, within the boundaries of the State of New Jersey or subject to its jurisdiction. A. Any individual(s) who controls, whether owned, leased or operated, a refuse container or dumpster must ensure that such container or dumpster is covered at all times and shall prevent refuse from spilling out or overflowing. B. Any individual(s) who owns, leases or otherwise uses a refuse container or dumpster must ensure that such container or dumpster does not leak or otherwise discharge liquids, semi- liquids or solids to the municipal separate storm sewer system(s) operated by the Borough of Milford. MUNICIPAL SEPARATE STORM SEWER SYSTEM (MS4) § 165-18 Prohibited Conduct.
Exceptions to Prohibition.
The following are exceptions to the prohibition:
Litter receptacles (other than dumpsters, other bulk containers).
Individual homeowner trash and recycling containers.
C. Refuse containers at facilities authorized to discharge stormwater under a valid NJPDES permit.
D. Large bulky items (e.g., furniture, bound carpet and padding, and white goods placed curbside for pickup).
This Article III shall be enforced by the Borough Engineer of the Borough of Milford.
This Chapter shall take effect immediately upon second reading, public hearing and adoption by the Milford Borough Council.
If the provisions of any section, subsection, paragraph, subdivision, or clause of this Chapter shall be judged invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such order of judgment shall not affect or invalidate the remainder of any article, section, subsection, paragraph, subdivision, or clause of this Chapter.
All Chapters or parts of Chapters of the Borough of Milford Code which are inconsistent with or in conflict herewith are hereby repealed only to the extent of such inconsistency.
PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the foregoing Ordinance was introduced and passed on first reading on the April 5, 2021, at a meeting of the Borough Council of the Borough of Milford and will be taken up for final consideration and passage at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Mayor and Borough Council of the Borough of Milford to be held on the May 3, 2021, or as soon thereafter as the matter may be reached. Meetings will be held remotely. Public may attend via virtual Zoom meeting or Zoom Call. Please check Borough website for updated information. Copies of said Ordinance are at the office of the Municipal Clerk and posted on the Borough website.
___________________________ HENRI SCHEPENS, MAYOR
_______________________ KAREN DYSART, RMC MUNICIPAL CLERK
Introduction: Public Hearing:
April 5, 2021 May 3, 2021
FIRST READING - ROLL CALL VOTE
Henri Schepens, Mayor*
SECOND READING & FINAL ADOPTION - ROLL CALL VOTE
Janice Armstrong Rob Castagna Russell Heller Noralie LaFevre Robert White Elisa Yager Henri Schepens, Mayor*
BOROUGH OF MILFORD RESOLUTION NO. RE2021-039
BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the MILFORD BOROUGH COMMON COUNCIL
that all VOUCHERS presented and approved be paid.
This being submitted at the Council meeting held on May 3, 2021.
Robert Castagna Russell Heller Noralie LaFevre Janice Armstrong Robert White Elisa Yager
B OROUGH OF M ILFORD R ESOLUTION N O . RE2021-040
AUTHORIZING EXECUTION OF AN AGREEMENT WITH THE MORRIS COUNTY COOPERATIVE PRICING COUNCIL TO RENEW MEMBERSHIP THEREIN FOR THE PERIOD OF OCTOBER 1, 2021 THROUGH SEPTEMBER 30, 2026
WHEREAS, the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council (“MCCPC’) was created in 1974 to conduct a voluntary cooperative pricing system with municipalities, boards of education, and other public bodies located in the County of Morris and adjoining counties; and
WHEREAS, the purpose of the MCCPC is to provide substantial savings on various goods and services to its members through the cooperative public bidding process; and
WHEREAS, the Borough of Milford desires to enter into an Agreement with the MCCPC, which is administered by Randolph Township as Lead Agency, to renew its membership in the MCCPC for the period of October 1, 2021 through September 30, 2026.
BE IT RESOLVED, BY THE Borough of Milford, County of Hunterdon, State of New Jersey as follows:
1. The Common Council of the Borough of Milford hereby authorizes the execution of an Agreement with the Morris County Cooperative Pricing Council by the Township of Randolph as Lead Agency dated October 1, 2021, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:11-11(5). Said Agreement is for renewal of membership in the MCCPC for a five (5) year period from October 1, 20231 through September 30, 2026. 2. The Borough of Milford Clerk is hereby directed to submit a copy of the adopted Resolution, along with an executed Agreement to Randolph Township as Lead Agency of the MCCPC. 3. This Resolution shall take effect immediately upon final passage according to law. 4. All appropriate Borough of Milford officials are authorized and direct to perform all required acts to affect the purpose of this Resolution.
This being submitted at the Council meeting held on May 3, 2021.
Rob Castagna Russell Heller
Noralie LaFevre Janice Armstrong Robert White Elisa Yager
CERTIFICATION I, Karen Dysart, Municipal Clerk of the Borough of Milford, County of Hunterdon, State of New Jersey do hereby certify that the foregoing Resolution to be a true and exact copy of the Resolution adopted by the Milford Borough Common Council at the Council meeting held on May 3, 2021.
Karen Dysart, RMC
Date of Certification
CLERK’S REPORT OF RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS
To the BOROUGH COUNCIL of the BOROUGH of MILFORD, NJ
Mayor and Council
I herewith submit to you my report of Receipts and Disbursements for year/month end :
CALL TO ORDER The Regular Meeting of the Milford Borough Common Council was held virtually via zoom on April 19, 2021. The meeting was called to order by Henry Schepens, Mayor at 7:00PM.
PLEDGE OFALLEGIANCE was led by Mayor Schepens.
SUNSHINE PROCLAMATION was read by Mayor Schepens. As required by the Open Public Meetings Act of 1975, adequate notice of this meeting was provided on January 14, 2021 in the Hunterdon County Democrat and Express Times newspapers. Notices were also posted on the bulletin boards both inside and outside the Municipal Building and at the Milford Public Library.
ROLL CALL Present: Janice Armstrong, Robert Castagna, Russell Heller Noralie LaFevre, Robert White, Elisa Yager Henry Schepens, Mayor The record reflects the presence of: Todd Bolig, Attorney
UNFINISHED BUSINESS Councilman Castagna reviewed a spreadsheet he put together on the Milford Holland Rescue Squad’s differences between Holland Township and Milford Borough regarding call volume. Councilwoman Armstrong will follow up with the rescue squad regarding Councilman Castagna’s concerns. LEGALAFFAIRS REPORT – TODD BOLIG, ESQ. Attorney Bolig reported that Brad Carney, Esq. will be meeting with the Attorney for Chuck Urban to review the Borough’s interim cost agreement. ZONING/PLANNING BOARD – COUNCILMAN WHITE Councilman White reported that the Planning Board is waiting for further information on several possible applications. Councilwoman Yager attended the March 30 th Milford School Board meeting and Superintendent Falkenstein reported that after a parent survey all the parents would like to have children return to class full time. • Councilwoman Yager reported that the Milford Board of Education is challenging the school choice numbers for the school. LIAISON – COUNCILWOMAN YAGER •
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PUBLIC WORKS – COUNCILMAN HELLER Roads Department •
Councilman Heller reviewed the Road Department report for March 2021. Councilman Heller will have the Road Department finish the restriping project on Honeysuckle Lane. • Councilman Heller will discuss with Derrick Sloyer the possibility of having the Borough farm open an extra Saturday in the Spring and Fall. Water Department • Councilman Heller reported that Rick Aller, Water Superintendent during his morning round March 23rd noticed a problem with the 40’ tank control. Mr. Aller contacted Allied Control who came out and replaced a damaged transmitter on March 24 th . Rick Aller attempted to contact Verizon on March 24 th and was not able to reach Verizon until March 26 th when a trouble ticket was initiated. Mr. Aller was unable to escalate the trouble ticket until Mayor Schepens contacted the County OEM Coordinator and was able to speak to someone from Verizon. The repair was finally completed on March 31 st . Therefore, from March 23 rd until March 31 st the tank was unable to communicate with the booster station and Mr. Aller had to manually operate the tank. Unfortunately, poor service from Verizon is nothing new and the Water Department will need to upgrade equipment and or change over to radio frequency for communication. • Councilman Heller advised that fire hydrant flow testing was completed by a representative from ISO. The hydrants in the downtown area performed better than expected. The Borough’s limiting factor is that our finished water storage does not contain enough volume to sustain fire flow for long periods. One thought would be drafting access to the river on our side which would improve our rating, or construction of a larger or second parallel water tank. Councilwoman Armstrong stated for the month of February 2021 the Milford Fire Company responded to 11 calls for service consisting of two alarm activations and a cardiac arrest in Milford Borough, an animal rescue in Alexandria Township, a low angle rescue in Holland Township, a structure fire in Tinicum Township, a chimney fire, two structure fires and a truck fire in Nockamixon Township and smoke in a dwelling in Kingwood Township. Milford/Holland Rescue Squad Councilwoman Armstrong reviewed the Milford Holland Rescue Squad report for the month of April 2021. The Milford Holland Rescue Squad had a total of 89 calls for the month of March. The calls consisted of 56 transports to the hospital and 33 were refusal of medical aids. The rescue squad hosted a Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital Professionals class on Sunday March 28 th with eight members in attendance. COMMUNITYAFFAIRS – COUNCILWOMAN ARMSTRONG Milford Fire Company
RESOLUTION NO. RE2021-037 SELF-EXAMINATION OF BUDGET RESOLUTION [as required by DCA]
WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 40A:4-78b has authorized the Local Finance Board to adopt rules that permit municipalities in sound fiscal condition to assume the responsibility, normally granted to the Director of the Division of Local Government Services, of conducting the annual
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budget examination; and WHEREAS, N.J.A.C. 5:30-7 was adopted by the Local Finance Board on February 11, 1997; and WHEREAS, pursuant to N.J.A.C. 5:30-7.2 through 7.5, the Borough of Milford has been declared eligible to participate in the program by the Division of Local government Services, and the Chief Financial officer has determined that the local government meets the necessary conditions to participate in the program for the 2021 budget year. NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the governing body of the Borough of Milford that in accordance with N.J.A.C. 5:30-7.6a & 7.6b and based upon the Chief Financial Officer's certification, the governing body has found the budget has met the following requirements: 1. That with reference to the following items, the amounts have been calculated pursuant to law and appropriated as such in the budget: a. Payment of interest and debt redemption charges b. Deferred charges and statutory expenditures c. Cash deficit of preceding year d. Reserve for uncollected taxes e. Other reserves and non-disbursement items f. Any inclusions of amounts required for school purposes. 2. That the provisions relating to limitation on increases of appropriations pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.2 and appropriations for exceptions to limits on appropriations found at N.J.S.A. 40A:4-45.3 et seq., are fully met (complies with CAP law). 3. That the budget is in such form, arrangement, and content as required by the Local Budget Law and N.J.A.C. 5:30-4 and 5:30-5. 4. That pursuant to the Local Budget Law: a. All estimates of revenue are reasonable, accurate and correctly stated, b. Items of appropriation are properly set forth c. In itemization, form, arrangement and content, the budget will permit the exercise of the comptroller function within the municipality. 5. The budget and associated amendments have been introduced and publicly advertised in accordance with the relevant provisions of the Local Budget Law, except that failure to meet the deadlines of N.J.S.A. 40A:4-5 shall not prevent such certification. 6. That all other applicable statutory requirements have been fulfilled. BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this resolution will be forwarded to the
Director of the Division of Local Government Services upon adoption. This being submitted at the Council meeting held on April 19, 2021. Council Vote Motion Second Ayes Nays Absent
Russell Heller Noralie LaFevre Robert Castagna Janice Armstrong
x x x x x x
Robert White Elisa Yager
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RESOLUTION NO. RE2021-038 WHEREAS, the Common Council of the Borough of Milford requires any and all Coin Tosses, held in the Borough, to have a permit; and WHEREAS , a copy of the applicant’s request to hold a Coin Toss has been received, reviewed and found in order; and WHEREAS , all the regulations of the Borough Ordinance have been met. BE IT HEREBY RESOLVED by the MILFORD BOROUGH COMMON COUNCIL that approval is granted and a permit be issued to the Milford NJ Fire Company Inc. to hold a Coin Toss on Saturday, May 8, 2021 with rain date of May 15, 2021. The locations are as follows: 1. At Bridge Street on the New Jersey side of the Milford/Upper Black Eddy River Bridge 2. At the intersection of County Route 519 (Milford/Mt. Pleasant Road) and County Route 619 (Frenchtown Road) 3. In front of the Milford Fire Company Firehouse at 21 Water Street. THEREFORE, BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Borough Clerk is hereby authorized to issue and endorse these permits. This being submitted at the Council meeting held on April 19, 2021. Council Vote Motion Second Ayes Nays Absent Abstain Russell Heller x Noralie LaFevre x x Robert Castagna x Janice Armstrong x Robert White x Elisa Yager x x PUBLIC COMMENTS Robert White made a motion to open the public portion of the meeting. Seconded by Noralie LaFevre. ROLL CALL VOTE: AYES: J. Armstrong, R. Castagna, R. Heller, N. LaFevre, R. White, H. Schepens NAYS: None ABSTAIN: None ABSENT: None No Comments from the public Motion to close the public comment was made by Elisa Yager. Seconded by Noralie LaFevre. ROLL CALL VOTE: AYES: J. Armstrong, R. Castagna, R. Heller, N. LaFevre, R. White, E. Yager NAYS: None ABSTAIN: None ABSENT: None REGULAR MEETING MINUTES FROM PREVIOUS MEETINGS PRESENTED FOR APPROVAL – April 5, 2021 Comments: None Motion to accept: Noralie LaFevre Seconded: Elisa Yager All in Favor - AYES: All NAYS: None ABSTAIN: None ABSENT: None Regular Meeting Minutes of April, 2021 are approved.
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CORRESPONDENCE Reviewed as presented.
ADJOURNMENT Mayor Schepens advised there being no further business to discuss, the minutes of this meeting will be available as soon as possible. Motion to adjourn was made by: Robert White Seconded by: Noralie LaFevre All in Favor - AYES: All NAYS: None ABSTAIN: None ABSENT: None Meeting adjourned at 7:45 PM.