Pending Ordinances and Resolutions

 

K NOWLTON TOWNSHIP

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2019-44

 

RESOLUTION OF COMMENDATION FOR EAGLE SCOUT BENJAMIN ERICKSON

 

 

WHEREAS,Knowlton Township resident Ben Ericksonof Troop 140, Boy Scouts of America, has earned the rank of Eagle Scout; and

WHEREAS, to do so Benpassed a two-hour Board of Review with four district-level Boy Scout Committeemen; and

WHEREAS,Ben joined the Boy Scouts twelve years ago and since then has held positions of responsibility within Troop 140 such as Troop Guide, Troop Instructor, and Senior Patrol Leader; and

WHEREAS,Ben spent 98hours on his Eagle Scout project to constructa memorial for life at St. Jude’s Church in Blairstown, NJ; and

WHEREAS,Ben’s project involved raising $3,500 in funds, digging, pouring concrete for the memorial footing, compacting stone dust, cutting and placing pavers, as well as obtaining the necessary approvals and coordinating volunteer assistance; and

WHEREAS,Ben’sattainment of the 21 necessary merit badges further demonstrates his commitment ideals that benefit our community; and

WHEREAS, the rank of Eagle Scout is the highest award a boy can attain in scouting and is earned by only 5 percent of all Boy Scouts; and

WHEREAS, in all these actions Ben Erickson has demonstrated strong leadership abilities and

exhibited a strong sense of duty, honor, and service, making him a clear example of

the best qualities of American youth.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that on this day, March 11, 2019, the Knowlton Township Committee commendsBenjamin Erickson on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and awards him with this Certificate of Merit.

March 11, 2019

Motion:

Second:

All in Favor:

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Kristin Kolb Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

COUNTY OF WARREN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION # 2019-45

 

RESOLUTION REGARDING SALT PRACTICES FOR COMMERCIAL AND GOVERNMENT AGENCIES CONDUCTING WINTER ROAD TREATMENT IN AND AROUND COLUMBIA

 

WHEREAS,  the NJ Department of Environmental Protection’s Geological and Water Survey (NJGWS)is studying the issue of salt in the wells of some Knowlton residents’ well water; and

WHEREAS,  sampling results presented by the Geological and Water Survey showedlevels of sodium and chloride that exceed recommended levels for consumption; and

WHEREAS,  the NJGWS study identified multiple sources of salt including (in no particular order): The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, homeowners, Knowlton Township, NJ Department of Transportation, the Travel Centers of America,the Warren County Road Department; and

WHEREAS,  Knowlton Township has taken the following steps in an attempt to mitigate the problem:

  • Built new salt shed
  • Poured asphalt aprons in front of salt shed
  • Bought new dump truck with automatedsalt spreader
  • Paid for point-of-use Reverse Osmosis systems for affected residents who wanted them
  • Hired a hydrogeologist toassist in evaluating other solutions
  • Requested NJDEP commission ed a long-term engineering solutions study
  • Posted low-salt signs in village of Columbia
  • Participated in updating winter maintenance agreement with other agencies to avoid overlapping of salted routes
  • Educated township staff
  • Changed the de-icing products applied to roads in Columbia by the township; and


    WHEREAS, ongoing well monitoring by the NJGWS shows that year-round levels of sodium and chloride continue to exceed acceptable levels; and

    WHEREAS,  ongoing well monitoring by the NJGWS, which is reflected in the attached graph,  shows salt levels in drinking wells rising precipitously after each snowstorm.

    NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Knowlton Township Committee requests the cooperation and assistance of public agencies and commercial enterprises salting in and around Columbia by:
  1. Considering alternatives to rock salt and salt brine such as grit, calcium magnesium acetate, potassium acetate, beet juice, and/or others for any surfaces treated in the area by each agency
  2. Ensuring the application of de-icers around the sensitive area of Columbia be reduced as much as possible and that this area be specially designated within each organization as requiring non-standard de-icing treatment
  3. Sharing changes in road salting products and procedures with the NJGWS and Township so that the public is assured that efforts to limit additional exposure of residents to salt in the area are being undertaken by all 
  4. Supplying a member from your agency to participate in an ongoing working group that meets or corresp onds regularly to monitor progress on lowering salt usage.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, this resolution shall be sent to The Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission, NJ Department of Transportation, Travel Centers of America, Delaware Water Gap Travel Plaza, and Warren County.

 

 

March 11, 2019

Motion:

Second:

Roll Call: Shipps--- , Cuntala--- , McNinch--- , Van Horn--- , Starrs---

 

CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution adopted by the Knowlton Township Committee at the meeting held on March 11, 2019.

 

 

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Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION #2019-46

 

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING MAYOR AND CLERK

TO EXTEND AGREEMENT WITH WARREN COUNTY HOUSING PROGRAM

 

 

WHEREAS, the Township of Knowlton (the “Township”) filed a Declaratory Judgment Action (the “Litigation”) in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Hunterdon County, in furtherance of the Supreme Court’s March 10, 2015, decision captioned In re Adoption of N.J.A.C. 5:96 & 5:97 by N.J. Council on Affordable Housing, 221 N.J. 1 (2015) (the “Supreme Court Decision”), which was assigned to the Honorable Thomas C. Miller, P.J., Cv.; and

 

WHEREAS, Fair Share Housing Center (“FSHC”) is a Supreme Court-designated interested party in the Litigation in accordance with the Supreme Court Decision; and

 

WHEREAS, through that process, the Township and FSHC agreed to settle the Litigation pursuant to a certain Settlement Agreement;

 

WHEREAS , pursuant to the Settlement Agreement, the Township agreed that its “Rehabilitation Need” for the Third Round is ten (10) units; and

 

WHEREAS, the Township has completed two (2) credits of such obligation; and

 

WHEREAS, pursuant to an Agreement dated January 14, 2014, which is attached hereto,the Township previously partnered with the Warren County Housing Program to meet its “Rehabilitation Need;” and

 

WHEREAS, under such Agreement, the Township pays a flat fee of $10,000 per unit and the Warren County Housing Program provides the remainder of the funding in order to rehabilitate deficient housing units in the Township, regardless of the final cost to bring such units into compliance with applicable building and safety codes; and

WHEREAS, in order to comply with its obligations under the Settlement Agreement and provide a mechanism to meet its rehabilitation obligation, the Township has determined that it is in the best interests of the Township and its residents to extend the Agreement with Warren County Housing Program through 2025 to provide for the rehabilitation of up to eight (8) residential units over the next approximately seven (7) years; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Knowlton, County of Warren,State of New Jersey,that the Mayor and Township Clerk are hereby authorized to execute a LetterAgreement with the Warren County Housing Program in substantially the same form as attached hereto as Exhibit A.

 

 

 

Date March 11, 2019

 

Motion:

Second:

Roll call: Cuntala--, McNinch--, Shipps--, Van Horn--, Starrs--

 

 

CERTIFICATION : I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution adopted by the Knowlton Township Committee at the meeting held on March 11, 2019.

 

 

 

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Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

COUNTY OF WARREN

 

RESOLUTION 2019-47

KITCHEN FARM COST SHARE RESOLUTION

 

WHEREAS, the State Agriculture Development Committee [SADC] certified a market value [CMV] of $5,100. per acre for the farmland preservation development easement on the Kitchen Farm, located at, 81 Lime Kiln in Knowlton Township NJ and owned by Mark Kitchen [Block 47, Lot 7 – approximately 32.1 acres with one non-severable exception of approximately 4 acres], which farm is contained in Warren County’s 2019 Planning Incentive Grant Program;

 

Whereas, the cost share from the state of New Jersey is estimated to be $3,450 per acre: and

 

WHEREAS, based on the Township’s application, the County of Warren will provide a cost share of approximately $825/acre for the acquisition of said development easement, holding title to such development easement; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton, in the County of Warren, as follows:

 

1. The acquisition of the development easement on the Kitchen Farm [Block 47, Lot 7] is approved.

 

2. The Township commits to the funding of the acquisition of said development easement on the Kitchen Farm [Block 47, Lot 7] of $825/acre or approximately $23,183

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Knowlton, Warren County, New Jersey, authorizing the Mayor to sign an Agreement of Intention to Sell Development Easement between Knowlton Township and Mark Kitchen.

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED by said Township Committee that the Municipal Clerk of this Township is directed to forward to the Warren County Agriculture Development Board and the State Agriculture Development Committee certified copies of this Resolution as requested and required.

 

Date: March 11, 2019

Motion:

Second:

 

Roll Call: Cuntala--, McNinch--, Shipps--, Van Horn--, Starrs--

 

CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution adopted by the Knowlton Township Committee at the meeting held on March 11, 2019.

 

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Kristin Shipps, Municipal Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Knowlton Township Warren County New Jersey