Pending Ordinances and Resolutions

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

COUNTY OF WARREN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION #2019-77

 

RESOLUTION TO APPROVE THE SUBMISSION OF A 2019 GRANT APPLICATION AND EXECUTION OF A GRANT CONTRACT WITH THE COUNTY OF WARREN

 

WHEREAS, this Warren CountyMunicipal & Charitable Conservancy Trust FundGrantis intended for historic preservation and rehabilitation of historic structures; and

WHEREAS, the Ramsaysburg Homestead on the Delaware River is listed as a site on the NJ and National Registers of Historic Places; and

WHEREAS, in recent years Knowlton’s Historic Commission has renovated the exterior of the Ramsaysburg Homestead with funding obtained through grants; and

WHEREAS, the site has become host to a half-dozen grant-funded annual events that serve to bring Knowlton’s community together; and

WHEREAS, the 2019 grant application will include letters from local businessesthat support the continued restoration of the Ramsaysburg Homestead because it benefits the area economically, visually, and encourages tourism; and

WHEREAS, the above mentioned grant will fund the continued restoration and rehabilitation of the Tavern, Cottage, Barn and Shed including site utilities upgrades; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that the Township Committee of Knowlton formally approves the grant application for the above stated project.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Knowlton Township Historic Commission and Clerk are hereby authorized to submit a grant application identified as a 2019 Stabilization/Restoration Project Application to the Warren CountyMunicipal & Charitable Conservancy Trust Fundin an amount of $ 365,725utilizing matching funds provided through a 2016 USDOT TAP grant as administered through the NJDOT.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Clerk are hereby authorized to sign the grant agreement on behalf of Knowlton and that their signatures constitute acceptance of the terms and conditions of the grant agreement and approve the execution of the grant agreement.

March 23, 2019

Motion:

Second:

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

 

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Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

WARREN COUNTY NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2019-78

 

Award Contract – Survey of Block 47 Lot 7 Kitchen Farm

 

WHEREAS , the Township of Knowlton wishes to Survey Block 47 Lot 7 (also known as Kitchen Farm); and

WHEREAS , the Township has solicited quotes. Van Cleef Engineering Associates, LLC. ofPhillipsburg New Jersey was the lowest quoted amount in the amount of $6,300; and

WHEREAS , the Chief Financial Officer has certified that funds are available within the Open Space Trust Fund.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED , by the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Knowlton, County of Warren, and State of New Jersey that a contract to Survey Block 47 Lot 7 ( also known as Kitchen Farm) be awarded to Van Cleef Engineering Associates, LLC, 775 Memorial Parkway, Suite 110, Phillipsburg, New Jersey 08865 not to exceed $6,300.

 

May 23, 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 a meeting held on May 23, 2019.

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Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2019- 79

 

RESOLUTION OF COMMENDATION FOR EAGLE SCOUT JACOB SUMMERS

 

 

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

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

WHEREAS, Jacob joined the Boy Scouts in first grade and since then has held positions of responsibility within Troop 140 such as Assistant Senior Patrol Leader, Patrol Leader, Troop Guide, Troop Instructor, Den Chief and Scribe; and

WHEREAS, Jacob spent 129 hours on his Eagle Scout project to build a fire pit with benches and water stand at Knowlton Presbyterian Church; and

WHEREAS, Jacob has attained a total of 35 merit badges, 14 more than was required, demonstrating his commitment to 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 Jacob Summers 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, May 23, 2019, the Knowlton Township Committee commends Jacob Summers on achieving the rank of Eagle Scout and awards him with this Certificate of Merit.

May 23, 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—80

 

RESOLUTION DESIGNATING KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP AS A STIGMA-FREE COMMUNITY

 

WHEREAS, the Warren County Stigma-Free Communities Initiative is a county-wide program that aims to eradicate the stigma associated with mental illness and substance use disorders; and

WHEREAS, the Warren County Board of Chosen Freeholders and County Department of Human Services supports the designation in every municipality; and

WHEREAS, Warren County recognizes that 1 in 4 Americans has experienced mental illness, including substance use disorders, in a given year according to the National Institute of Mental Health; and

WHEREAS, given the serious nature of this public health problem, we must continue to reach the millions who need help; and

WHEREAS, the stigma associated with the disease of mental illness is identified as the primary reason individuals fail to seek the help they need to recover from the disease; and

WHEREAS, Stigma-Free Communities aim to inspire public interest and open dialogues about stigma, raise awareness of mental illness and create a culture wherein residents who have the disease of mental illness feel supported by their community and feel free to seek treatment for the disease without fear of stigma; and

WHEREAS, promoting awareness that there can be no “health” without mental health will break down barriers and encourage residents of all ages to be mindful of their mental health and ask for help when needed; and

WHEREAS, local resources are available to treat the disease of mental illness so no one resident needs to suffer alone; and

WHEREAS, establishing a Stigma-Free Community will raise awareness of resources and encourage residents to engage in care as soon as the need is identified so recovery can begin, hope is inspired, and tragedies are avoided.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that Knowlton Township recognizes the community need for and supports the efforts of the County in Warren in designating Knowlton Township as a Stigma-Free Community.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, the Township Committee welcomes any residents interested in volunteering to coordinate awareness-raising activities in Knowlton and asks them to contact a member of the governing body for more information.

 

May 23, 2019

Motion:

Second:

All in Favor:

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Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2019 –81

 

CANCELLATION OF 2019 BUDGET APPROPRIATIONS TO GENERAL CAPITAL FUND

  

WHEREAS, The Knowlton Township Committee wishes to cancel $50,000 from Improvements to Roads currently located in the 2019 Budget to the General Capital Fund – Reserve for Road Improvements; and

 

WHEREAS, the Chief Financial Officer has determined that said balance is available and eligible to be cancelled; and

 

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESLOVED that $50,000 of the 2019 Budget Improvements to Roads is cancelled to the General Capital Fund – Reserve for Road Improvements.

 

May 23, 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 a meeting held on May 23, 2019.

 

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Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

 RESOLUTION 2019 –82

 

Award Contract – Catch Basin Project – Hemlock Road

 

WHEREAS , the Township of Knowlton advertised to receive sealed bids on Thursday May 16, 2019 for a Catch Basin Project involving 7 catch basins on Hemlock Road; and

WHEREAS , The Township Attorney and Township Engineer have reviewed the bid packets and K&A Paving, Belvidere New Jersey appears to be the lowest responsive and responsible bidder; and

WHEREAS , the Chief Financial Officer has certified that funds are available for said project;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED , by the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Knowlton, County of Warren, and State of New Jersey award a contract for a Catch Basin Project, involving 7 Catch Basins on Hemlock Road not to exceed the amount of $43,999.99 is awarded to K&A Paving 453 Delaware Avenue, Belvidere, New Jersey 07823

 

May 23, 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 a meeting held on May 23, 2019.

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Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

COUNTY OF WARREN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2019-83

 

RESOLUTION IN SUPPORT OF FIREWORKS DISPLAY BY THE LARACUENTE FAMILY ON JULY 13, 2019

 

WHEREAS, a fireworks display will be held in Knowlton Township at 18 Ivan Rd by the Laracuente Family on July 13, 2019 and

 

WHEREAS, a rain date of July 20, 2019 has been requested; and

 

WHEREAS, Knowlton’s Fire Official has verified the NJ state requirements are satisfied; and

 

WHEREAS, discussions between the Governing Body and the Township attorney in 2017 confirm that the firework display requirements of N.J.S.A. 21: 3-9 regarding “public” displays and “groups of individuals” are being met for fireworks in this location; and

 

WHEREAS, the State of New Jersey requires a resolution of support from the Township Governing Body for the issuance of a fireworks permit.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton, County of Warren, State of New Jersey that this resolution serves as a resolution of support for conducting fireworks in Knowlton Township on at 18 Ivan Rd by the Laracuente Family on July 13, 2019 from 9:30pm - 9:50pm with a rain date of July 20, 2019.

 

Dated: May 23, 2019

 

Motion:

Second:

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

 

 

 

I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of a resolution adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton, Warren County, State of New Jersey at a regular meeting held on May 23, 2019.

 

 

 

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Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

 

 

TOWNSHIP OF KNOWLTON

COUNTY OF WARREN, STATE OF NEW JERSEY

 RESOLUTION 2019-84

 

RESOLUITON IN SUPPORT OF FIREWORKS DISPLAY BY THE KNOWLTON LIONS CLUB JULY 13, 2019

 

WHEREAS, a fireworks display will be held in Knowlton Township by the Knowlton Lions Club on July 13, 2019; and

 

WHEREAS, they will be arranging for the fireworks; and

 

WHEREAS, the State of New Jersey requires a resolution of support from the Township Governing Body in order to arrange for an inspection and approval of the fireworks display.

 

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED by the Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton, County of Warren, State of New Jersey that this resolution serves as a resolution of support for conducting fireworks in Knowlton Township by the Knowlton Lions Club on July 13, 2019.

 

Dated: May 23, 2019

 

Motion:

Second:

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

 

 

 

I hereby certify the foregoing to be a true copy of a resolution adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Knowlton, Warren County, State of New Jersey at a regular meeting held on May 23, 2019.

 

 

 

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Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2019-85

 

RESOLUTION APPROVING PAYMENT OF VOUCHERS

 

BE IT RESOLVED, by the Mayor and Committee of the Township of Knowlton, Warren County, New Jersey, that all claims attachedare hereby approved as reasonable and proper claims against the Township of Knowlton.

 

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED that approval for payment is hereby given to the Chief Financial Officer to pay said claims, subject to the availability of funds.

Date: May 23, 2019

Motion:

Second:

 

Committee Polled: 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 May 23, 2019.

 

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Kristin Shipps, Acting Municipal Clerk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

KNOWLTON TOWNSHIP

WARREN COUNTY, NEW JERSEY

RESOLUTION 2019-86

 

RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING EXECUTIVE SESSION

 

WHEREAS, the Open Public Meetings Act; N.J.S.A. 10:4-6 et seq., declares it to be the public policy of the State to insure the right of citizens to have adequate advance notice of and the right to attend meetings of public bodies at which business affecting the public is discussed or acted upon; and

WHEREAS , the Open Public Meetings Act also recognized exceptions to the right of the public to attend portions of such meetings; and

WHEREAS , the Mayor and Township Committee find it necessary to conduct an executive session closed to the public as permitted by the N.J.S.A. 40:4-12; and

WHEREAS , the Mayor and Township Committee will reconvene in public session at the conclusion of the executive session;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Mayor and Township Committee of the Knowlton Township, County of Warren, State of New Jersey that they will conduct an executive session to discuss the following topic (s) as permitted by N.J.S.A. 40:4-12:

 

  • Contract Negotiations

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Township Committee hereby declare that their discussion of the subject (s) identified above may be made public at a time when the Township Attorney advises them that the disclosure of the discussion will not detrimentally affect any right, interest or duty of the Township or any other entity with respect to said discussion.

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Mayor and Township Committee, for the reasons set forth above, hereby declare that the public is excluded from the portion of the meeting during which the above discussion shall take place.

DATE: May 23, 2019

 

Motion:

Second:

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

 

 

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Kristin Shipps, Acting Clerk

 

 

 

 

Knowlton Township Warren County New Jersey