Pending Ordinances and Resolutions

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

 

RESOLUTION 2018-123

 

RESOLUTION APPROVING

SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT

AND GENERAL RELEASE BETWEEN

THE TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON (AND INDIVIDUALLY NAMED DEFENDANTS) AND

THE ESTATE OF LISA PATTON, ET AL

 

 

WHEREAS , the Township Committee of Knowlton has reviewed the attached Settlement Agreement and General Release between the Township of Knowlton (and Individually named Defendants) and The Estate of Lisa Patton (“Settlement Agreement”); and

 

WHEREAS a copy of the Settlement Agreement is attached hereto as Exhibit A; and

WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the Township of Knowlton to finally and fully amicably resolve all litigation and claims brought by Lisa Patton and the counterclaim brought against her by the Township.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED , the Township Committee of Knowlton hereby authorizes the Mayor and Clerk to execute the Settlement Agreement attached hereto as Exhibit A

 

 

Date: September 27, 2018

Motion:

Second:

Committee Polled: Cuntala -- , McNinch-- , Shipps-- , Van Horn-- , Starrs—

 

_______________________________
Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 


 

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 September 27, 2018.

 

_______________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

COUNTY OF WARREN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2018-126

 

RESOLUTION OF SUPPORT

FOR THE JCP&L RELIABILITY PLUS APPLICATION TO THE NJ BOARD OF PUBLIC UTILTIES

 

WHEREAS, Knowlton Township recognizes that reliable electric service plays a crucial role in the daily lives of Township residents; and

WHEREAS, Knowlton Township recognizes that reliable electric service also is critical to the local businesses within our community, and drives commerce in our Township and across the region; and

 

WHEREAS, Knowlton Township supports efforts to enhance the reliability and resiliency of the electric distribution system against severe weather and reducethe number of customers affected by outages and shorten the duration of outages; and

 

WHEREAS, Knowlton Township has been informed that Jersey Central Power and Light Company’s (JCP&L) Reliability Plus application includes approximately $400 million in targeted investments above and beyond its regular annual investments to enhance JCP&L’s service reliability and resiliency; and

 

WHEREAS, Knowlton Township has been informed that the JCP&L plan includes nearly 4,000 enhancements that will help the reliability and resiliency of overhead and underground distribution lines, as well as new equipment to reducethe number of customers affected by outages and shorten the duration of outages; and

 

WHEREAS , Knowlton Township has been informed that the JCP&L plan also outlines additional vegetation management to reduce the potential for tree damage, which is the primary cause of outages during severe storms in JCP&L’s service area; and

 

WHEREAS, Knowlton Township confirmed at a meeting with JCP&L representatives on September 17, 2018, that approval of the Reliability Plus Plan will result in the installation of 24 Tripsaver “smartfuse” boxes that will aid in the restoration of power outages specifically in Knowlton Township; and

 

WHEREAS , Knowlton Township confirmed at the same meeting that in addition to more aggressive 4-year vegetation management, areas demonstrating continued reliability difficulties such as Knowlton will receive additional “hazard and ash tree trimming” on an as-needed two-year cycle; and

 

WHEREAS, Knowlton Townshiphas been informed that JCP&L estimates the increase on the monthly bill for an average residential customer would be.26 cents per month and increase every 6 months over the four-year period up to a maximum of $1.89 per month; and

 

WHEREAS, throughout the four-year rollout and prior to the scheduled price increases, the Board of Public Utilities will conduct regular public hearings to ensure that improvements in reliability are occurring as planned.

 

NOW, THEREFORE , BE IT RESOLVED that Mayor and Council of Knowlton Township hereby finds and declares:

 

That JCP&L’s Reliability Plus will benefit residents and businesses in Knowlton Township and throughout Warren County bymaking JCP&L’s electric distribution system during storm and non-storm events more resistant to outages and enabling the system to recover more quickly when outages do occurand increase the distribution system’s resiliency, operational flexibility, safety and security.

 

The Knowlton Township Committee expresses its support for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities to approve the Reliability Plus Plan.

 

September 27, 2018

Motion:

Second:

All in Favor:

 

 

INTRODUCED, READ AND ADOPTED by the Mayor and Council this __________ day of ____________________, 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2018-127

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE MAYOR TO EXECUTE LETTER ALLOWING T-MOBILE TO PERFORM MODIFICATIONS AT A CELL TOWER PURSUANT TO A LEASE AGREEMENT

WHEREAS , the Township leases certain property located at 648 State Highway 94, Columbia, New Jersey to Omni point Communications, Inc. (now T-Mobile USA Tower, LLC) for the operation of a cell tower pursuant to a Lease Agreement date May 1, 1998;

WHEREAS, pursuant to Paragraph 8© of the Lease Agreement dated May 1, 1998, T-Mobile (through CCTMO, LLC) has requested permission to perform modificationsas set forth in a letter dated August 21, 2018 which is attached hereto; and

WHEREAS, the modifications are specifically to install a generator and concrete pad inside the existing compound area and no other work will be performed on the tower and no other ground changes will occur; and

WHEREAS, T-Mobile has requested that the Township indicate its consent to such modifications by signing the above-referenced letter; and

WHEREAS, the Township Engineer has reviewed the proposal and find that it does not conflict with the Lease Agreement;

WHEREAS, the Township of Knowlton requested an audit in July 2018 by Crown Castle, the parent company of T-Mobile, to analyze whether rents paid for the cell tower are accurate; and

WHEREAS, the audit found the account to be balanced and rents to have been paid appropriately to Knowlton Township; and

WHEREAS, once the Township signs the above-referenced letter, T-Mobile must still apply for and receive engineering review, all applicable zoning permits, and all applicable building permits; and

WHEREAS, if equipment of a subtenant or co-locator is added to the cell tower, any such sublease agreement shall be subject to review by the Township Attorney.

NOW , THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Knowlton, Warren County New Jersey, that they Mayor is hereby authorized to execute the attached letter consenting to modification by T-Mobile of cell tower equipment at 648 State Highway 94, Columbia, New Jersey

September 27, 2018

Motion

Second

Committee Polled: McNinch-- , Cuntala-- , Van Horn-- , Shipps-- , Starrs--

_______________________________
Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

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 August 23, 2018.

_______________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

COUNTY OF WARREN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION #2018-128

 

RESOLUTION OF THANKS TO KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP FIRE & RESCUE

 

WHEREAS, the Township Committee would like to express our appreciation to the volunteers of Knowlton Township Fire & Rescue Company #1, Station 41, and honor them for their dedicated service to the residents of Knowlton; and

 

WHEREAS, the company currently consists of 15 active members who have responded to approximately 230 calls since the start of 2018; and

 

WHEREAS, Fire & Rescue Company #1 has responded to official calls ranging from motor vehicle accidents,structure fires, car fires, and hazardous materials spills, to medical emergencies and rescuing injured hikers; and

 

WHEREAS, in addition to official 911 calls, company members have aided the community by assisting with non-emergency issues such as crowd control on voting days and assisting in clearing roads of downed trees during a series of winter storms; and

 

WHEREAS, company members have provided traffic assistance for events held by nonprofit organizations and fostered a sense a community with traditions like the annual Santa run; and

 

WHEREAS, the members of the company are unpaid and have often made these contributions to the residents of Knowlton at the expense of time with their own families and full-time jobs; and

 

WHEREAS, Knowlton Township Fire & Rescue’s service has been marked by an exemplary dedication to the best interests of the community, and its members contributed significantly to the health, safety and comfort of Knowlton residents.

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, the Knowlton Township Committee expresses its sincere appreciation to Knowlton Township Fire & Rescue for their unwavering dedication to our community.

 

PROCLAIMED this 27 thday of September 2018.

 

 

Motion:
Second:

All in Favor:

 

________________________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Clerk

 

CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution adopted by the Knowlton Township Committee at a meeting held on September 27, 2018.

 

_________________________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON
WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2018-129

 

 

CONTRACTING FOR PROFESSIONAL SERVICES WITHOUT COMPETITIVE BIDDING IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE LOCAL PUBLIC CONTRACTS LAW (N.J.S.A.40A-11.1, Et Seq.)

 

WHEREAS, the Mayor and Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton are desirous of attaining professional services for the betterment of the Township of Knowlton; and ,

WHEREAS, there exists a need for appraisal of Block 47, Lot 7(also know as the Kitchen Farm)

WHEREAS, the Local Public Contracts Law (N.J.S.A. 40A:11-1 et seq.) requires that the resolution authorizing the awarding of contracts and appointments for professional services without competitive bidding must be publicly advertises:

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Knowlton, Warren County, New Jersey, that the services of Norman J. Goldberg, INC. at a cost of $1,950.00 and the services of Joshua D. Mackoff, LLC at a cost of $2,000.00 be retained.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that a copy of this Resolution and contract is available for public inspection in the office of the Municipal Clerk and that this resolution be published in the official newspaper as required by law.

September 27,2018

Motion:

Second:

Committee Polled:

________________________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Clerk

 

CERTIFICATION: I hereby certify that the foregoing is a true copy of a Resolution adopted by the Knowlton Township Committee at a meeting held on September 27, 2018.

 

_________________________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Clerk

 

 

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2018-130

 

RESOLUTION APPROVING THE ISSUANCE OF A RAFFLE LICENSE TO NORTH WARREN LIONS CLUB TO CONDUCT A CASINO NIGHT/TRICKY TRAY

NOVEMBER 3, 2018

 

WHEREAS, the North Warren Lions Club has applied for a raffle license to conduct a raffle on November 3, 2018 at the Brook Hollow Winery consisting of New Jersey Legalized Games of Chance Control Commission application #18-12 & #18-13; and

 

WHEREAS, the proper fees have been filed with the application, and the findings and determinations by the Municipal Clerk have determined that this organization is qualified to conduct raffles.

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Knowlton, Warren County New Jersey, that approval is hereby given for the issuance of raffle license#18-12 & #18-13to the North Warren Lions Club.

Date: September 27, 2018

Motion:

Second:

Committee Polled: Cuntala -- , McNinch-- , Shipps-- , Van Horn-- , Starrs--

_______________________________
Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

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 September 27, 2018.

 

_______________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2018 –131

 

Award State Contract – Crushed Stone

 

WHEREAS , the Township of Blairstown wishes to purchase approximately 2,416 tons of Stone DGA for Polkville Road; and

WHEREAS , the State of New Jersey has awarded State Contract Number T0142 Contract #87732 to Eastern Concrete Materials Inc., Saddle Brook, NJ; and

WHEREAS , the Chief Financial Officer has certified that funds are available thru Ordinance 2016-16 Improvements to Various Roads thru a New Jersey Department of Transportation Grant;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED , by the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Knowlton, County of Warren, and State of New Jersey that the Purchase of approximately 2,416 tons of Stone DGA not to exceed the amount of $33,000 is awarded to Eastern Concrete Materials Inc. 250 Pehle Avenue Plaza One Suite 503 Saddle Brook, New Jersey 07663

Date: September 27, 2018

Motion:

Second:

Committee Polled: Cuntala-- ,McNinch-- , Shipps-- , Van Horn-- , Starrs--

_______________________________
Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

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 September 27, 2018.

 

_______________________________

Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

ORDINANCE NO 2018-10

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 11, ARTICLE 35.1 THE CODE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTONTO PROHIBIT THE CULTIVATION, PROCESSING, OR DISPENSING OF MARIJUANA WITHIN THE TOWNSHIP

 

WHEREAS, the Municipal Land Use Law ( N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq.) delegates to municipalities the power to zone and regulate development and that statute is amended from time to time by the state legislature; and

 

WHEREAS, various bills have been introduced by the New Jersey Legislature regarding the legalization of recreational marijuana and / or revisions to the State’s medical marijuana program, and

 

WHEREAS, the Federal Controlled Substances Act (21 U.S.C. § 801 et seq.) prohibits, except for certain research purposes, the possession, distribution, and manufacture of marijuana and classifies marijuana as a Schedule I Drug, which is defined as a drug or other substance that has a high potential for abuse, that has no currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States; and

 

WHEREAS, the Township of Knowlton has determined that the legalization of marijuana, except medical use as permitted by CUMMA, may have a long- term impact on the residents of Knowlton Township as well as concerns for the safety , security, and general nuisances that arise as a result of the use of drugs and substances that affect the citizens of Knowlton Township, and

 

WHEREAS, the Township of Knowlton has determined that it is in the best interest of its residents to prohibit marijuana cultivation, production, and testing facilities, as well as marijuana and marijuana containing products retail stores within the Townships borders,

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED THAT Chapter 11“Land Development” of the Code of the Township of Knowlton shall be amended and supplemented to add Article 35.1 entitled “Prohibited Uses”:

 

SECTION 1.

 

11-283.1.PROHIBITION of MARIJUANA FACILITIES

 

A: Definitions:

 

“Cannabis” or “Marijuana” shall refer to all parts of the plant Cannabis sativa Linnacus, Cannabis indica, or Cannabis ruderalis, whether growing or not, the seeds thereof, theresin,whether crude or purified, extracted fromany part of the plant, and every compound,manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant, its seeds, or resin.

 

“CUMMA” shall mean the Compassionate Use Medical Marijuana Act (N.J.S.A. 24:6I-1

et seq ).

 

B: Marijuana General Use Restrictions : The operation of retail marijuana facilities, which include retail marijuana stores, retail marijuana cultivation facilities, retail marijuana products manufacturing facilities, and retail marijuana testing facilities; and the operationof retail marijuana social clubs are prohibited within the Township of Knowlton and, therefore, all activities related to the abovementioned retail uses such as, but not limited to cultivation, possession, extraction, manufacturing, processing, storing, laboratory testing,labeling,transporting,delivering,dispensing,transferring and distributing are expressly prohibited within the Township of Knowlton.

 

C: Medical Use of Marijuana: This Ordinance shall not be construed to limit any privileges or rights of any qualifying patient, primary caregiver, registered or otherwise, or properly licensed dispensary pursuant to CUMMA.

 

D: Enforcement: Violations of this ordinance shall constitute a public nuisance and may be enforced by the Township Zoning Officer in accordance with the provisions of Chapter 127 of the Township Code or any other applicable law. However, any person who violates or neglects to comply with any provision of this ordinance or notice issued pursuant thereto shall, upon conviction thereof, be liable to a penalty of not less than $1,000 for each day of the violation.Notwithstanding the above, this ordinance does not authorize a criminal prosecution, arrest, or penalty inconsistent with or prohibited by state law.

 

SECTION 2. All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances inconsistent herewith are repealed as to such inconsistencies.

 

SECTION 3. If any section, subsection, sentence, clause, phrase or portion of this Ordinance is for any reason held invalid or unconstitutional by any court of competent jurisdiction, such portion shall be deemed a separate, distinct and independent provision, and such holding shall not affect the validity of the remaining portions thereof.

 

SECTION 4. A copy of this Ordinance shall be forwarded, after introduction, to the Knowlton Township Planning Board for a Master Plan consistency review in accordance with N.J.S.A. 40:55D-64.

 

SECTION 5. The within ordinance shall take effect in the time and manner provided by law and, in particular, the procedure delineated in the Municipal Land Use Law, N.J.S.A. 40:55D-1 et seq. and upon filing with the Warren County Planning Board.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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