NOTICE OF CONTRACTS AWARDED

The Board of Education of the Town of Hammonton in the County of Atlantic, New Jersey (the “Board”) has awarded Contracts without competitive bidding for extraordinary unspecifiable services pursuant to N.J.S.A. 18A:18A-5(a)(2).  The Board retained the following:

Horizon Administrative Services
Medical Coverage Third Party Administration
And Medical Re-Insurance Coverage
Estimated Total Contract $836,989
Contract End Date 7/31/21

Cynergy Group
Medical Insurance Broker of Record
Estimated Total Contract $121,644
Contract End Date 7/31/21

Benecard
Prescription Insurance Coverage
Estimated Total Contract $1,489,261
Contract End Date 6/30/21

Hardenbergh Insurance Group
Prescription Insurance Broker of Record
Estimated Total Contract $29,785
Contract End Date 6/30/21

Horizon Dental Public Employer Trust
Dental Insurance Coverage
Estimated Total Contract $270,236
Contract End Date 6/30/21

Brown & Brown Benefit Advisors
Dental Insurance Broker of Record
Estimated Total Contract $21,619
Contract End Date 6/30/21

Atlantic and Cape May Counties Association of School Business Officials Joint Insurance Fund (ACCASBO JIF)
General Insurance Coverage
Estimated Total Contract $739,616
Contract End Date 6/30/21

PJ Pullia, ML Ruberton
Risk Management Consultant/Broker of Record
Estimated Total Contract $36,981
Contract End Date 6/30/21

Berkley Life and Health Insurance
Student Accident Insurance 
Estimated Total Contract $35,756
Contract End Date 6/30/21

Bob McCloskey Insurance
Student Accident Broker of Record
Estimated Total Contract $2,145
Contract End Date 6/30/21

These contracts will be in effect until such time as either party gives written notice to the other of termination in accordance with the Agreement or until, completion of the Project.

All extraordinary unspecifiable service contracts are on file and available for public inspection in the office of the Board Secretary.

By Order of:
Barbara S. Prettyman
Business Administrator/Board Secretary
September 16, 2020
Ptr. Fee: $26.97

MULLICA TOWNSHIP ALLIANCE
MEETINGS LIVE STREAMED

In conformity and compliance with recommendations and advice of County, State and National and International Public Health agencies regarding public crowd gatherings during the COVID-19 pandemic, including any directive of the NJ Division of Local Government Services (DLGS), the Township of Mullica Alliance will provide live streaming capabilities of its meeting.  Pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act 10:4-6, et. Seq. the meetings will remain open to the public with opportunities for public questions and comments via live streaming.  Instructions for live streaming access can be obtained by the following:  
Visit the Township website: www.mullicatownship.org

Email: Township Clerk:         
 kjohnson@mullicatownship.org
Deputy  Clerk:
alupinetti@mullicatownship.org

Telephone:                                 
609.561.7070

Questions concerning this notice may be e-mailed to the Township Clerk:  kjohnson@mullicatownship.org  and/or alupinetti@mullicatownship.org 

Mullica Township Alliance Meetings        
Date                            Time                            
September 14, 2020,   7 pm 
October 12, 2020        7 pm 
November 9, 2020      7 pm 
December 14, 2020     7 pm

Kimberly Johnson, RMC 
September 16, 2020
Ptr. Fee: $14.88

NOTICE 

NOTICE is hereby given that the following ordinance was introduced and passed first reading at a Council Meeting of Egg Harbor City Common Council held on Thursday, September 10, 2020.          
NOTICE is further given that said Ordinance will be considered for final passage at a Regular Meeting of Common Council to be held on Thursday, September 24, 2020 at 7:00p.m. at the Council Chambers, 500 London Avenue, Egg Harbor City, New Jersey at which time and place opportunity will be given to all interested persons to be heard thereon. 

ORDINANCE #17-2020
AN ORDINANCE AMENDING THE SALARIES AND WAGES OF BARGAINING PERSONNEL OF EGG HARBOR CITY
WHEREAS, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:9-165, the setting of such salaries shall be by promulgation of City Ordinance;
NOW, THEREFORE BE IT ORDAINED by the Common Council of Egg Harbor City, Atlantic County, State of New Jersey as follows;
SECTION 1.  SALARIES, that the salaries and compensation of Bargaining and Non-Bargaining personnel of Egg Harbor City hereinafter named shall be fixed and determined to be the salary range as follows:

Teamsters Local #331
Laborer/Motor Broom Driver-Step 1     35,000 to 40,000

Section 2.  REPEALER
All other ordinances or parts of ordinances which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance are, to the extent of such inconsistencies, hereby repealed.
Section 3. EFFECTIVE DATE
This Ordinance shall take effect immediately upon final passage and publication in accordance with the laws of the State of New Jersey.

City of Egg Harbor
Municipal Corporation of the State of New Jersey

Introduced: September 10, 2020
Advertised: September 16, 2020 
Public Hearing: September 24, 2020

Lisa Jiampetti, Mayor
Meg Steeb, City Clerk
September 16, 2020
Ptr. Fee: $27.28

Ordinance #010- 2020
TOWN OF HAMMONTON LEGAL NOTICE

Take notice that an Ordinance entitled “Amending Chapter 211 Section 1 of the code of the Town of Hammonton,” passed second reading at the public hearing at the regular meeting of Mayor and Council held on August 24, 2020.  A copy of this ordinance appears on the town hall bulletin board and may be obtained from the office of the Municipal Clerk in the Town Hall, 100 Central Avenue, Hammonton, NJ 08037 between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday thru Friday.

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 211 OF THE GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF HAMMONTON

BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Hammonton, County of Atlantic and State of New Jersey as follows:

3. Chapter 211, Section 211-2(A) is amended to read as follows:

A.   No owner or his/her agent shall occupy, sell, rent, transfer, grant, lease, let, mortgage with right of occupancy or otherwise dispose of the ownership or occupancy, whether or not for a consideration and whether such disposal of ownership or occupancy is temporary or permanent, of any dwelling, apartment unit, condominium, duplex or triplex unit, hotel, motel, rooming house, rooming unit, boardinghouse or premises on which the building is located and is used for human occupancy, unless a certificate of occupancy, certifying that the building and premises are in compliance with all other ordinances of the Town of Hammonton, shall first be obtained from the Code Enforcement Officer of the town. Such certificate of occupancy shall be granted or denied within 10 days from the date of the application for the same.  However, nothing in this Section 211-2(A) shall require an owner to obtain a certificate of continued occupancy when selling, renting or otherwise disposing of ownership or occupancy of any residential dwelling.

2. Chapter 211, Section 211-2(D) (3) is deleted.
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that if any section, paragraph, subsection, clause or provision of this Ordinance shall be adjudged by the Courts to be invalid, such adjudication shall apply only to the section, paragraph, subsection, clause or provision so adjudicated, and the remainder of the Ordinance shall be deemed valid and effective; and 
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that any Ordinances or parts thereof in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are repealed to the extent of such conflict; and 
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that this Ordinance shall take effect following adoption and approval in the time and manner prescribed by law.  

Frank Zuber, Municipal Clerk
September 2, 2020
Ptr. Fee: $26.97

 

NOTICE OF HEARING
JOINT LAND USE BOARD 
TOWN OF HAMMONTON

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT the applicant, Eagle Theatre, Inc., a New Jersey nonprofit corporation (the “Applicant”), has applied to the Town of Hammonton’s Joint Land Use Board (the “Board”) for a variance to permit construction of an accessory building providing storage space in support of the Eagle Theatre, Inc. as well as a variance to permit more than one principal use on a single lot.  In addition, the Applicant is seeking a variance to permit the accessory building to exceed the permitted height limit for an accessory building as it relates to the principal structure (24´ vs. 16´).  Finally, the Applicant is seeking variances for rear and side yard encroachments as well as any and all other variances and waivers that may be required and granted by the Board. The property located in the DT-1 zone, at 200 Vine Street and is shown as Block 2811, Lot 1 on the Town of Hammonton’s Tax Map, County of Atlantic and the State of New Jersey (the “Property”).

The Applicant shall also seek any other variances, waivers, interpretations or development approvals as may be required for the above-referenced application.

A public hearing in this matter has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as this matter may be scheduled.  The hearing shall be held in the Municipal Building, 100 Central Avenue, Hammonton, New Jersey 08037.

All papers are on file with the Planning/Zoning Board of Adjustment Secretary and are available for public inspection during the business hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

You may appear in person, by agent or attorney and present any testimony that you may have relevant to the granting of this application.

Dated:  September 2, 2020            
Brian G. Howell, Esquire
Attorney for the Applicant,
Eagle Theatre, Inc.
c/o Howell & Bertman         
P.O. Box 679
Hammonton, NJ 08037
Telephone:  (609) 567-2600
Email:  howellbg@comcast.net
September 2, 2020
Ptr. Fee: $21.70


TOWNSHIP OF MULLICA 
NOTICE OF ADOPTION
ORDINANCE 6-2020

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 225, TRASH DISPOSAL AND REYCLCING OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MULLICA, COUNTY OF ATLANTIC, STATE OF NEW JERSEY 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE ENTITLED ORDINANCE WAS REGULARLY, DULY AND FINALLY PASSED AT A MEETING OF THE TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MULLICA, COUNTY OF ATLANTIC, AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY, HELD ON THE 25TH DAY OFAUGUST, 2020.  THIS ORDINANCE SHALL TAKE EFFECT AFTER ITS FINAL PUBLICATION ACCORDING TO LAW.  

DATE:  AUGUST 25, 2020

KIMBERLY JOHNSON
TOWNSHIP CLERK
September 2, 2020
Ptr. Fee: $9.61

 

TOWNSHIP OF MULLICA
ORDINANCE NO. 7- 2020

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MULLICA, COUNTY OF ATLANTIC, STATE OF NEW JERSEY ADOPTING A CODE OF CONDUCT FOR TOWNSHIP OFFICIALS, EMPLOYEES, AND VOLUNTEERS AND AMENDING CHAPTER 34, OF THE MULLICA TOWNNSHIP ADMINISTRATIVE CODE PERSONNEL POLICIES, AND ADOPTING AMENDMENTS TO THE MULLICA TOWNSHIP POLICIES AND PROCEDURES MANUAL AND THE TOWNSHIP OF MULLICA EMPLOYEE HANDBOOK; AND REPEALING ALL ORDINANCES HERETOFORE ADOPTED THE PROVISIONS OF WHICH ARE INCONSISTENT HEREWITH

NOTICE OF PENDING ORDINANCE

The ordinance published herewith was introduced and passed upon first reading at a meeting of the Township Committee of the Township of Mullica, in the County of Atlantic, New Jersey, held August 25, 2020.  It will be further considered for final passage after public hearing thereon, at a meeting of said Township Committee to be held in the Municipal Building in said Township on September 22, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. and during the week prior to and including the date of such meeting, copies of said ordinance will be made available at the Clerk’s Office in said Municipal Building to the members of the general public who shall request same.  

STATEMENT OF INTENT AND PURPOSE
WHEREAS, pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40:48-2, the governing body of a municipality may make, amend, repeal, and enforce such other ordinances, regulations, rules and by-laws not contrary to the laws of this state or of the United States, as it may deem necessary and proper for the good of government, order and protection of person and property, and for the preservation of the public health, safety and welfare of the municipality and its inhabitants, and as may be necessary to carry into effect the powers and duties conferred and imposed by this subtitle, or by any law; and 
WHEREAS under N.J.S.A. 6-8.21 child abuse or neglect are defined; and

WHEREAS under the Prevention of Domestic Violence Act there is an important role for Police and law enforcement agencies; and

WHEREAS it is consistent with public policy that the protection of the health, safety, and welfare of the citizens of Mullica Township (the “Township”), including children under the age of eighteen is a legitimate public purpose; and 

WHEREAS, in order to enable Township officials, employees, and volunteers to better understand the signs of child abuse or neglect and assist them in knowing available options, in order to fulfill that public purpose, the adoption of policies, procedures, and a Code of Conduct is deemed reasonable and appropriate; and 

WHEREAS the Township is a member of the Atlantic County Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund (MEL/JIF); and

WHEREAS MEL/JIF has drafted a set of policies and a Code of Conduct intended to satisfy the training policies and procedures; and

WHEREAS, the Township has adopted a Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual and an Employee Handbook to govern interactions with employees; and

BE IT ORDAINED, by the Township Committee of the Township of Mullica, in the County of Atlantic and Sate of New Jersey as follows:

Section 1:      The attached policy is specifically incorporated into this Ordinance by this reference, is hereby adopted and shall be placed and inserted into the Personnel Policies and  Procedures Manual of the Township of Mullica as Section Six Protection and Safe Treatment  of Minors Policy, Procedure, and Training Requirements;  and inserted  into the Employee Handbook of the Township of Mullica as Section Five: Protection and Safe Treatment of Minors Policy, Procedure, and Training Requirements

Section 2:    

A. The attached Code of Conduct is specifically incorporated into this Ordinance by this reference, is hereby adopted and shall be placed and inserted into the Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual of the Township of Mullica as Section Seven: Official, Employee, and Volunteer Code of Conduct and inserted into the Employee Handbook of the Township of Mullica as Section Six: Official, Employee, and Volunteer Code of Conduct. 

B. Section Five: Forms of the Township of Mullica Employee Handbook shall be re numbered as Section Seven: Forms.  Section Six of the Personnel Policies and Procedures Manual shall be renumbered as Section Eight.  

Section 3:      Nothing herein is intended to waive any or all protections, defenses, and immunities available to the Township of Mullica, its officials, employees, and volunteers under Title 59 or available to them at common law.

Section 4:     Repealer Clause.  All Ordinances or parts of Ordinances inconsistent with this Ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistencies. 

Section 5:    Savings Clause.  All other provisions of any other Chapter of the Mullica Township Administrative Code, any provision in the Township of Mullica Policies and Procedures Manual and in the Township of Mullica Employee Handbook which are not affected by this Amendment shall remain in full force and effect.

Section 6:    Severability. If any portion of this Article is adjudged unconstitutional or invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, such judgment shall not affect or invalidate the remainder of this article, but shall be confined in its effect to the provision directly involved in the controversy in which such judgment shall have been rendered.

Section 7:     Effective Date.  Upon final passage and publication in accordance with New Jersey law this Ordinance shall take effect on January 1, 2021.

Introduction:  August 25, 2020
Adoption: September 22, 2020

KIMBERLY JOHNSON, TOWNSHIP CLERK
September 2, 2020
Ptr. Fee: $62.93

Ordinance #009- 2020
TOWN OF HAMMONTON LEGAL NOTICE

Take notice that an Ordinance entitled “Amending Chapter 261 of the Code of Hammonton,” passed second reading at the public hearing at the regular meeting of Mayor and Council held on August 24, 2020.  A copy of this ordinance appears on the town hall bulletin board and may be obtained from the office of the Municipal Clerk in the Town Hall, 100 Central Avenue, Hammonton, NJ 08037 between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday thru Friday.

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 261 OF THE GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF HAMMONTON

BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Hammonton, County of Atlantic and State of New Jersey as follows:

1. Chapter 261, Sections 2, 3, 4, 5, 7 and 9 are hereby repealed.

2. Chapter 261 is amended to read as follows:

§261-2.  Application Process.

A.  Submission of application. Applications for all towing licenses required by this Chapter shall be made in writing to the Town Clerk who shall review the applications for completeness prior to transferring said applications to the Chief of Police for processing. All applications shall be accompanied by a $300.00 nonrefundable application fee.

1.  Contents of application. Each application shall include the following information:

(a)  The name of the applicant; if a corporation, the names and addresses of the officers; if a partnership, the names and addresses of all partners; if a limited liability company, the names and addresses of the members; if a sole proprietorship, the name and address of the owner, shall be set forth.

(b)  The complete home address, home telephone number, date of birth and social security number of the applicant, if a sole proprietorship, or the complete home addresses, home telephone numbers, dates of birth and social security numbers of principal officers and partners if the applicant is a corporation or partnership; or the complete home address, home telephone numbers, dates of birth and social security numbers of the members if the applicant is a limited liability company.

(c)  Photocopies of all registrations of every tow vehicle to be operated by the applicant. If the tow vehicle is leased, the applicant is required to submit a lease agreement.

(d)  Names, addresses and telephone numbers of any lien holders on the principal location.

(e)  Name, address and telephone number of the insurer and photocopies of each certificate of insurance.

(f)   Photocopies of all towing vehicle operator’s current driver’s licenses, along with their social security numbers.

(g)  Whether or not the applicant has ever had a license to conduct the business herein described denied or revoked. If such license has been denied, the applicant shall set forth in detail the facts leading to such denial.

(h)   A statement as to whether the applicant has been convicted of any crime or the violation of any municipal ordinance other than traffic offenses and, if so, the date and place of conviction, the nature of the offense.

(i)   The business telephone number of the applicant.

(j)   The description, including the license number, of all vehicles to be used.

(k)   If the applicant is not actively involved in the day to day operations of the business, then in that event, the applicant shall provide the name and address of the manager and/or individual responsible for the day-to-day operations of the business.

(l)   The applicant shall provide an agreement acceptable to the Town of Hammonton, in its sole discretion, that upon the issuance of a license the municipal towing contractor shall hold harmless, indemnify and defend, at the contractor’s expense, the Town of Hammonton, its employees and officials against all claims, demands, lawsuits, or actions for personal injury, property damage, or any third party claim brought against the Town, its employees and officials for any activities which arise out or are related in any way to the services performed in accordance with this Chapter.

(m)   The applicant shall provide an affidavit that the information given in the application is true and correct.

(n)    Applications will be processed according to the order in which the Town Clerk received them.

B.  Investigation and inspection.

1. Applications received by the Town Clerk shall be referred to the Chief of Police. The Chief of Police or his designee shall initiate an investigation to be made of the applicant and of its proposed business operation and shall perform inspections of the vehicles to be licensed.

2. A criminal history and driver’s license check will be performed on all persons listed in the application, Each applicant will pay all fees required by the State of New Jersey for criminal history record information.

3. The Town of Hammonton recognizes that the municipal towing contractor must be trustworthy in that it is safeguarding vehicles belonging to others. Therefore, to protect the public interest, the Town may disqualify any applicant wherein an employee, owner, officer, partner, etc., that has been convicted of a crime (including disorderly persons offenses) or any violation that would indicate that the applicant may not be responsible to perform in the best interest of others.

4. The Town of Hammonton recognizes that tow truck operators must also be drivers who abide by this state’s motor vehicle laws. Accordingly, the Town may disqualify any tow truck operator having one or more convictions, within three years of the date of application or renewal thereof, of any moving violation of the motor vehicle laws of this state which the Town Chief of Police or his designee determines will negatively impact upon the ability of the tow truck operator to safely and properly perform the services listed in this chapter. If the applicant is already licensed, any conviction for any moving violation which the Town Chief of Police or his designee determines will negatively impact upon the ability of the tow truck operator to safely and properly perform required services will result in the disqualification of the tow truck operator from performing duties associated with this chapter.

5. Each contractor must be able to demonstrate that they are qualified and experienced in the towing and removal of all types of vehicles and that they have the facilities, equipment, expertise and personnel to meet the towing and storage requirements of the Town of Hammonton as set forth herein. Further, each contractor shall possess any and all licensing required by local and state law to perform towing and/or storage services within New Jersey.

6. The municipal towing contractor shall notify the Police Department, in writing, of any criminal charges (including disorderly persons offenses), motor vehicle offenses or ordinance violations that are issued against the municipal towing contractor or its employees during the term of the license. Failure to make the proper notification to the Police Department may result in the revocation of the license.

C.  Approval/Denial Process.

1. The Chief of Police shall have a reasonable period of time after the receipt of the completed application to complete the investigation and inspection and submit a written report to the Town Clerk. The report shall include recommendations that the applicant be accepted, denied or accepted with provisions.

2. The Town Council, by a majority vote, shall approve or deny any such applications.

3. The Town Clerk shall issue a license to applicants approved by the Town Council and notify in writing the applications denied by the Town Council.

D.  License Issuance.

1. All towing licenses will be issued for a period of one year beginning January 1 of each year and expire on December 31. Applications for license renewals are to be completed and returned to the Town Clerk by September 15 for the following calendar year.

2. Licenses are property of the Town and cannot be assigned, leased, shared, transferred or sold to another person, corporation or proprietorship under any circumstances.

3. The municipal towing contractor shall not represent that he is a servant, agent or employee of the Town with respect to said towing service, but is an independent contractor and shall not hold himself out as an official member of the government of the Town of Hammonton or of its departments.

4. The Town of Hammonton may issue a temporary municipal towing contractor license in the event that any emergent situation arises for the purpose of adding additional towers or replacing a current license, for reasons of revocation or closing of the business. The temporary license may be issued immediately, but the applicant must submit an application within two business days. A temporary license shall be valid for 60 days.

§261-3.  Procedure in Event of Denial.

A.  In the event that the Chief of Police or a police officer designated by him/her makes a determination of non-issuance of a license to an applicant, the applicant aggrieved thereby may appear to the governing body of the Town of Hammonton by written notice filed with the Town Clerk within 30 days of the date of the denial. Town Council shall, at that time, set a date for the hearing, which shall take place no sooner than 10 days nor later than 30 days from the date the request was presented to Town Council. The governing body shall review the application documents, hear testimony from the applicant, the Chief of Police or a police officer designated by him/her and other witnesses as it deems fit, and thereupon affirm, deny or modify the action taken by the Chief of Police or a police officer designated by him/her.

B.  No applicant shall conduct a business without a license or while a denied license is under appeal as aforesaid.

§261-4.  Revocation or Suspension of License.

A.  Any license issued by the Town may be suspended or revoked by the Chief of Police for any of the following causes:

1.  Fraud or misrepresentation in any application for a license.

 2.  Fraud, misrepresentation or other illegal activity in the conduct of the licensed business.

3.  A violation of any provision of this chapter or other Town ordinances.

4.  Conviction of the licensee for any felony or a misdemeanor or disorderly person’s offense involving moral turpitude.

5.  Conduct of the licensed activity, whether by the licensee himself or his agents or employees, in an unlawful manner or in a manner that constitutes a breach of the peace or a menace to the public health, safety or general welfare.

6.  A criminal conviction of a towing operator or a principal of the towing operator.

7.  Failure to respond to calls reliably and promptly, or any other unsatisfactory performance, which interferes with the operation of the rotating tow system.

8.  Failure to utilize safe and adequate equipment as set forth herein.

9.  Violations of motor vehicle laws and/or municipal ordinances.

10.  Failure or refusal to tow or remove a vehicle when requested to do so by the appropriate municipal official.

B.  In the event that the Chief of Police revokes or suspends a license issued pursuant to this Chapter, the applicant aggrieved thereby may appeal to the governing body of the Town of Hammonton by written notice filed with the Town Clerk within 30 days of the date of the revocation or suspension. Town Council shall, at that time, set a date for the hearing, which shall take place no sooner than 10 days nor later than 30 days from the date the request was presented to Town Council. The governing body shall hear testimony from the applicant, the Chief of Police or a police officer designated by him/her and other witnesses as it deems fit and receive documents and evidence as it deems fit, and thereupon affirm, deny or modify the action taken by the Chief of Police.

§261-5.  Tow/Storage Requirements; Towing and Storage of Vehicles; and Fee Schedule

A.  Tow Requirements

1.  The contractor shall provide, at a minimum, one or both of the following pieces of equipment to be used to meet the terms of this chapter:

(a)  One light-duty wrecker. These shall have commercially manufactured chassis certified by the manufacturer for light-duty towing. Each shall be equipped with commercially manufactured lifting apparatus with dual rear wheels, safety chains, proper safety lights, rear floodlights and amber rotation emergency flashing lights.

(b)  One car carrier vehicle. These shall have commercially manufactured chassis certified by the manufacturer. Each shall be equipped with a hydraulically powered winch. The tilt bed or slid-back shall be hydraulically operated. Each shall also be equipped with tiedown chains, proper safety lights and amber rotation emergency flashing lights.

2.  Each tow vehicle shall be equipped with or contain equipment for providing two-way communications via radio or cell phone with the contractor’s office facilities. These communications shall be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Tow vehicles shall also be equipped at all times with safety vests for operators, first aid kits, hand tools, a flashlight, broom, and work gloves. The contractor shall not apply any additional charge for using this equipment.

3.  The following equipment shall be carried on all tow vehicles:

(a)  Push broom.

(b)  Shovel.

(c)  Fire extinguisher.

(d)  Jumper cables or jump box.

(e)  Tire changing equipment.

(f)   Pry bar and hammer.

(g)  Absorbent.

4.  All tow vehicles must comply with all applicable laws and safety standards.

5.  The municipal towing contractor must maintain one (1) phone number that acts as a twenty-four-hour telephone service for police contact.

B.  Storage Requirements.

1.  The municipal towing contractor shall designate one (1) storage facility located in Hammonton, or if the municipal towing contractor does not have a storage facility in Hammonton then within five (5) miles of Hammonton, that it shall store all cars towed pursuant to this Chapter.

      2.  All vehicles stored under this chapter shall be stored and protected with ordinary care to protect the vehicle from further damage.

3.  There shall be no unescorted access to the storage area by the general public. Storage areas shall be posted against unauthorized entry.

4.  The Police Department shall have access to any part of the storage area, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, for the purpose of inspection or investigation. Under this provision, access means a contact person must be available to provide entry.

5.  No vehicles towed by the municipal towing contractor shall be stored outside of the storage facility.

6.  The municipal towing contractor shall maintain regular hours for the release of vehicle from storage; a minimum of eight hours a day, Monday through Friday (excluding New Jersey state holidays) and four hours on Saturdays. Hours shall be conspicuously posted at the municipal towing contractor’s principal location and the storage facility.

C.  Towing and Storage of Vehicles

1.  Towing services must be available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  The municipal towing contractor must provide a tow vehicle to the designated site within 20 minutes of being notified by the Hammonton Police Department.  Repeated late arrivals without satisfactory cause shall constitute grounds in which the Chief of Police may consider the municipal towing contractor in violation of this Chapter and may be grounds for immediate suspension or revocation of said license.

2.  Municipal towing contractors will be placed on call on a rotating basis as determined by the Chief of Police.

      3.  Municipal towing contractors shall be responsible for the towing of vehicles from the public streets, public alleys, public rights-of-way, public easements, avenues, thoroughfares, public or quasi-public places, including parks and playgrounds, or any other Town, county or state owned facility, as directed by the Town police.

4.  The municipal towing contractor shall remove vehicles for storage to either the municipal towing contractor’s storage facility or the Town storage facility, as directed by the Police Department.

5.  Vehicles towed to the municipal towing contractor’s storage facility will incur charges as set forth in this Chapter.

6.  Vehicles removed to the Town storage facility will incur only applicable towing fees, not storage charges.

7.  Prior to release of a vehicle from the Town storage facility, the Town will require the owner to satisfy his obligations to the municipal towing contractor.

8.  In the event the police direct the municipal towing contractor to move the vehicle from the Town storage facility to contractor’s storage facility, the owner of the vehicle will incur the cost of the additional tow and storage fees commencing the date the vehicle is moved. The municipal towing contractor that provided the original service will be requested to provide the secondary service, as long as the contractor still holds a municipal towing license from the Town of Hammonton.

9.  The owner of any vehicle towed shall have the right to remove his personal belongings from the stored vehicle during normal business hours, unless the vehicle is being held as evidence.

10.  The owner or agent of the owner shall have the right to photograph the stored vehicle during normal business hours.

11.  When the municipal towing contractor has been contacted by the Police Department to remove a disabled vehicle that is not impeding the flow of traffic or a safety concern and then the owner or operator of that vehicle appears prior to the municipal towing contractor’s arrival and requests his own towing service, the municipal towing contractor cannot charge for the response.

 12.  The municipal towing contractor shall be responsible to clean up and remove all broken glass and debris at the scene of accidents as per N.J.S.A. 39:4-56.8b and any amendments thereto.

13. The municipal towing contractor will also be responsible for basic environmental cleanup.

14.  In the event that an emergency arises and the on-call municipal towing contractor cannot provide adequate service when requested by the Police Department, another municipal towing contractor will be contacted to respond.

15.  If no municipal towing contractor can perform the required service, the Police Department may contact any available towing contractor with the proper equipment to perform the activity. The fees for vehicles that require this extraordinary service shall be reasonable and customary, based upon the prevailing rate in the industry. Whenever applicable, it shall be the responsibility of the towing contractor to first inform the owner or operator of the estimated total cost prior to the performance of any towing service.

16.  Municipal towing contractors may not charge any owner for any damage to his tow equipment or storage facilities resulting from any towing operation.

17.  Prior to towing any vehicle, the municipal towing contractor shall remove or secure anything that may fall from the disabled vehicle while being towed.

18.  No municipal towing contractor shall release a vehicle until a Town of Hammonton Police Department vehicle release form is completed, signed and filed with the Hammonton Police Department.  An administrative fee of $25 shall be charged for the processing of the Hammonton Police Department 

vehicle release form.  Such fee is to be paid by the owner of the vehicle and collected by the Town of Hammonton prior to a release being issued.

19.  Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:4-56.6, the municipal towing contractor shall be responsible for the public sale or auction of any vehicle abandoned at the municipal towing contractor’s storage facility. The Town of Hammonton shall only be responsible pursuant to N.J.S.A. 39:10A-1 et seq., for abandoned and unclaimed vehicles at a Town-owned storage facility.

20. Vehicles that are legally eligible shall be put up for public auction according to law by the Town of Hammonton. These vehicles are to be grouped for sale. Groups are to be determined based on their location and the length of time each vehicle has been eligible for public sale. Groupings are to be made at the sole discretion of the Town of Hammonton Police Department. Each group of vehicles shall compose a lot. Said lots are to be auctioned off according to law. The minimum acceptable bid for each lot shall not be less than the aggregate charges for towing and storage accrued by each vehicle in said lot. All proceeds from the public auction of these vehicles shall remain with the Town of Hammonton and shall be used to satisfy any claims for towing and storage.

21.  In the event that no bids are received for any lot, the contractor agrees to accept title to each vehicle comprising said lot as payment in full for any towing and/or storage claims against said vehicles. In no event shall the Town of Hammonton be liable for any charges or claims associated with the towing and/or storage of any vehicles towed or stored under the terms of this chapter unless said vehicle is owned by the Town of Hammonton and sold at public auction.

D.  Fee Schedule

1.  Basic Towing.  Basic Towing Service shall be defined as: The removal and transportation of an automobile from the incident scene to the contractor’s storage lot at the request or call of authorized personnel or members of the Town of Hammonton Police Department as may be required when said automobile is abandoned, disabled, damaged in accidents, illegally parked, recovered after being stolen or, in the case of emergency, from a highway, street or other public or private road, or from a parking area or from a storage facility, basic clean up (including glass, debris and fluid), gate fee after hours, yard fee, winching fee, additional cost for second tow truck, if needed, and recovery of a vehicle not in an upright position in the right-of-way only. It does not include recovery of an automobile from a position beyond the right-of-way or berm, being impaled upon any other object within the right-of-way or berm, or any further services provided by the contractor.

2.  The maximum fees municipal towing contractors shall charge for Basic Towing Service shall be as follows:

(a)   Basic towing service (two axles).
            i.  Under 10,000 pounds gross vehicle weight: $140.
            ii. Additional axle: $25.
iii.Rate per mile out of Town: $3.

(b)  Basic towing service (two axles).

i.  Between 10,001 pounds and 16,000 pounds gross vehicle weight: $215.

ii. Additional axle: $35.

iii.Rate per mile out of Town: $4.

(c)  Basic towing service, over 16,001 pounds gross vehicle weight (heavy duty): $300.

i.  Rate per mile out of Town: $5.

(d)  Basic towing service, motorcycle/motorized bicycle: $100.

i.  Rate per mile out of Town: $3

(e)  Recovery of vehicle not in an upright position within the righ-of-way.

i.  Vehicle under 8,000 pounds gross vehicle weight: $75.

ii. Vehicle between 8,000 pounds and 16,000 pounds gross vehicle weight: $100.

iii.Fees for vehicles over 16,000 pounds gross vehicle weight shall be reasonable and customary, based on prevailing rates in the industry.

(f)  Cost for a second tow truck if needed: $75 per hour.

(g)  Basic cleanup, including glass, debris and fluid: $35, plus $10 per bag of absorbent used.

(h)  Storage fees per calendar day (commencing 12 hours after the request for tow).

i.  Outside building secured.

[1]  Under 8,000 pounds gross vehicle weight: $25.

[2]  Up to 16,000 pounds gross vehicle weight: $30.

i.  Inside building secured.

[1]  Under 8,000 pounds gross vehicle weight: $30.

[2]  Up to 16,000 pounds gross vehicle weight: $40.

iii. Fees for vehicles over 16,000 pounds gross vehicle weight shall be reasonable and customary, based on prevailing rates in the industry.
    
(i)  Where a vehicle is stored as a result of having been involved in a fatal motor vehicle accident or incident, the permitted storage fees shall not start to be incurred until the 8th calendar day after the 
owner or owner’s representative is notified by the Police Department that the vehicle can be released.

(j)  Owner access to vehicle. Any owner requesting access to the owner’s vehicle at the storage facility to retrieve items from the vehicle may be charged a fee of $35 per hour prorated in increments of 15 minutes.

(k)  After-hours release fee (Gate Fee): $35.

(l)  Yard fee:  $40

 3.  Non-basic towing.

(a)  Non-basic towing shall be defined as: All towing services that are not basic towing services or private passenger automobiles.

(b)  This chapter is not intended to regulate or set fees for non-basic towing services or the towing and storage of trucks and buses. Such service, if required, shall be billed at reasonable prevailing rates. The towing contractor shall submit a list of fees in advance for non-basic towing services to the Chief of Police, who shall have the sole discretion in determining the maximum fees permitted.

4.  Municipal vehicles.  The maximum charge for towing Hammonton municipal vehicles, for both basic and non-basic towing, whether from within the Town of Hammonton or outside the Town of Hammonton to any designated municipal impound lot or other location shall be $100.00.

§261-6.  Insurance Requirements

A.  Towing contractors shall be required to purchase, maintain and provide during the time of service on the rotary list proof of insurance furnished by a reputable insurance company licensed to do business in the State of New Jersey, containing the following coverages with liability limits as set forth below: 

      1.   Garage liability/comprehensive general liability insurance policy in an amount not less than $1,000,000 combined single limit coverage bodily injury and property damage liability, inducting but not limited to personal injury, products liability (where applicable), independent contractor and completed operation coverage. 

      2.   Garagekeepers legal liability “direct primary” insurance policy in an amount not less than $100,000. Said policy must include both comprehensive and collision and an endorsement to include on hook. 

      3.   Automobile liability insurance policy in an amount not less than $1,000,000 combined single limit covering bodily injury and property damage liability including but not limited to owned, nonowned and hired vehicles. 
      4.   Workers’ compensation insurance as required by law, including, but not limited to, statutory New Jersey Workers’ Compensation benefits, and employers liability of at least $100,000. 

      5.   Excess/umbrella liability. In the event that a garage liability and/or automobile liability cannot be purchased up to the required limit of $1,000,000, an excess liability or umbrella liability policy must be purchased to effect a total liability limit of $1,000,000. Excess or umbrella liability policies will not be required for garage or automobile policies that meet or exceed the minimum limit of $1,000,000. 

      6.   The garage liability policy shall name the Town of Hammonton as additional insured and certificate holder. 

§261-7.  Recordkeeping

A.  The municipal towing contractor shall prepare and issue to the owner/operator a written invoice for services rendered under this chapter. The invoice shall reflect the date, time, location of service, the employee that performed the service and that the service was performed at the direction of the Police Department. A copy of the invoice shall be retained by the municipal towing contractor and filed in a manner that coincides with his normal business practice and will allow immediate access to such records when requested by the Police Department.

B.  The municipal towing contractor has discretion to establish the method of payment and forfeits all mechanic lien rights once he physically releases a vehicle from his custody. The Town will not be held liable for or assist the municipal towing contractor to collect any unpaid fees that were incurred under the provisions of this chapter.

C.  The municipal towing contractor shall incur the cost of and shall post the rate schedule listed in this chapter in a conspicuous location at the municipal towing contractor’s principal location where payment of fees are transacted.


D.  The municipal towing contractor shall incur the cost of preparing a payment rate circular for fees listed under this chapter and shall distribute this rate circular to all customers, at no cost.

E.  The municipal towing contractor shall not release any vehicle impounded under this chapter without written release from the Police Department. The release form must be attached and filed with the invoice.

F.  All records, payment invoices and other documentation resulting from the municipal towing contractor’s compliance with this chapter must be kept by the municipal towing contractor for a period of two years.

Chapter 261, the following Sections shall be renumbered:

Old Section    New Section
§261-6    §261-8
§261-8    §261-9

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that if any section, paragraph, subsection, clause or provision of this Ordinance shall be adjudged by the Courts to be invalid, such adjudication shall apply only to the section, paragraph, subsection, clause or provision so adjudicated, and the remainder of the Ordinance shall be deemed valid and effective; and 
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that any Ordinances or parts thereof in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are repealed to the extent of such conflict; and 
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that this Ordinance shall take effect following adoption and approval in the time and manner prescribed by law.  

Frank Zuber, Municipal Clerk
September 2, 2020
Ptr. Fee: $325.50


Ordinance #011- 2020
TOWN OF HAMMONTON LEGAL NOTICE

Take notice that an Ordinance entitled “Establishing a Single Joint Municipal Court with Buena Vista Township and Amending Chapter 14, Article I ” passed second reading at the public hearing at the regular meeting of Mayor and Council held on August 24, 2020.  A copy of this ordinance appears on the town hall bulletin board and may be obtained from the office of the Municipal Clerk in the Town Hall, 100 Central Avenue, Hammonton, NJ 08037 between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday thru Friday.

AN ORDINANCE OF THE TOWN OF HAMMONTON ESTABLISHING A SINGLE JOINT MUNICIPAL COURT WITH BUENA VISTA TOWNSHIP AND AMENDING CHAPTER 14, ARTICLE I OF THE GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF HAMMONTON 

WHEREAS, N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1(b) authorizes the formation of a single Joint Municipal Court provided that an Agreement is entered into by the Town of Hammonton and Buena Vista Township and provided that the Agreement is filed with the State of New Jersey Administrative Director of the Courts and the Assignment Judge of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Atlantic County; and
WHEREAS, the Town of Hammonton desires to enter into an Agreement to form a Joint Municipal Court with Buena Vista Township; and 
WHEREAS, it is in the best interest of the Town of Hammonton to participate in the Joint Municipal Court with Buena Vista Township.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by Council of the Town of Hammonton, County of Atlantic, State of New Jersey, as follows;

4. Chapter 14, Article I, Section 1 is amended to read as follows:
§14-1.  Establishment.  
A Joint Municipal Court is established, pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S.A. 2B:12-1, et. seq., as amended and supplemented, consisting of the Town of Hammonton, Borough of Folsom, Egg Harbor City and Buena Vista Township.  The Joint Municipal Court with Folsom was created in accordance with an Agreement for a Joint Municipal Court for the Municipalities of the Town of Hammonton and the Borough of Folsom dated December 28, 2017, executed by the municipalities in January of 2018, and First Addendum to the Agreement dated September 19, 2019, fully executed on December 3, 2019, and is subject to the terms thereof.  The Joint Municipal Court with Egg Harbor City was created in accordance with an Agreement for Joint Municipal Court for the Municipalities of the Town of Hammonton and Egg Harbor City dated January 2, 2020, and executed in January of 2020, and is subject to the terms thereof.  Buena Vista Township shall join the Joint Municipal Court of the Town of Hammonton in accordance with an Agreement for a Joint Municipal Court for the Municipalities of the Town of Hammonton and Buena Vista Township dat

Ordinance #007- 2020
TOWN OF HAMMONTON LEGAL NOTICE

Take notice that an Ordinance entitled “Amending Chapter 271 Vehicles and Traffic Section 28 Speed Zones,” passed second reading at the public hearing at the regular meeting of Mayor and Council held on August 24, 2020.  A copy of this ordinance appears on the town hall bulletin board and may be obtained from the office of the Municipal Clerk in the Town Hall, 100 Central Avenue, Hammonton, NJ 08037 between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday thru Friday.

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 271 VEHICLES AND TRAFFIC
SECTION 28 SPEED ZONES ALONG TOWN ROADWAYS

BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Common Council of the Town of Hammonton, County of Atlantic, State of New Jersey that Chapter 271-28 be changed to the following:
                        
                             Maximum
Name of Road    Zone Description            Speed Limit (mph)
South Grand Street     From 12th Street to 9th Street        25
South 2nd Road    From 12th Street to North Chew Road                       35

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that, all ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with this ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistency.

BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED that this ordinance shall take effect after final passage and publication according to law.

Frank Zuber, Municipal Clerk
September 2, 2020
Ptr. Fee: $26.97

Ordinance #010- 2020
TOWN OF HAMMONTON LEGAL NOTICE

Take notice that an Ordinance entitled “Amending Chapter 211 Section 1 of the code of the Town of Hammonton,” passed second reading at the public hearing at the regular meeting of Mayor and Council held on August 24, 2020.  A copy of this ordinance appears on the town hall bulletin board and may be obtained from the office of the Municipal Clerk in the Town Hall, 100 Central Avenue, Hammonton, NJ 08037 between the hours of 9:00 A.M. and 4:30 P.M., Monday thru Friday.

AN ORDINANCE TO AMEND CHAPTER 211 OF THE GENERAL ORDINANCES OF THE TOWN OF HAMMONTON

BE IT ORDAINED by the Mayor and Council of the Town of Hammonton, County of Atlantic and State of New Jersey as follows:

3. Chapter 211, Section 211-2(A) is amended to read as follows:

A.   No owner or his/her agent shall occupy, sell, rent, transfer, grant, lease, let, mortgage with right of occupancy or otherwise dispose of the ownership or occupancy, whether or not for a consideration and whether such disposal of ownership or occupancy is temporary or permanent, of any dwelling, apartment unit, condominium, duplex or triplex unit, hotel, motel, rooming house, rooming unit, boardinghouse or premises on which the building is located and is used for human occupancy, unless a certificate of occupancy, certifying that the building and premises are in compliance with all other ordinances of the Town of Hammonton, shall first be obtained from the Code Enforcement Officer of the town. Such certificate of occupancy shall be granted or denied within 10 days from the date of the application for the same.  However, nothing in this Section 211-2(A) shall require an owner to obtain a certificate of continued occupancy when selling, renting or otherwise disposing of ownership or occupancy of any residential dwelling.

2. Chapter 211, Section 211-2(D) (3) is deleted.
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that if any section, paragraph, subsection, clause or provision of this Ordinance shall be adjudged by the Courts to be invalid, such adjudication shall apply only to the section, paragraph, subsection, clause or provision so adjudicated, and the remainder of the Ordinance shall be deemed valid and effective; and 
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that any Ordinances or parts thereof in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are repealed to the extent of such conflict; and 
BE IT FURTHER ORDAINED, that this Ordinance shall take effect following adoption and approval in the time and manner prescribed by law.  

Frank Zuber, Municipal Clerk
September 2, 2020
Ptr. Fee: $26.97

 

NOTICE OF HEARING
JOINT LAND USE BOARD 
TOWN OF HAMMONTON

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE THAT the applicant, Eagle Theatre, Inc., a New Jersey nonprofit corporation (the “Applicant”), has applied to the Town of Hammonton’s Joint Land Use Board (the “Board”) for a variance to permit construction of an accessory building providing storage space in support of the Eagle Theatre, Inc. as well as a variance to permit more than one principal use on a single lot.  In addition, the Applicant is seeking a variance to permit the accessory building to exceed the permitted height limit for an accessory building as it relates to the principal structure (24´ vs. 16´).  Finally, the Applicant is seeking variances for rear and side yard encroachments as well as any and all other variances and waivers that may be required and granted by the Board. The property located in the DT-1 zone, at 200 Vine Street and is shown as Block 2811, Lot 1 on the Town of Hammonton’s Tax Map, County of Atlantic and the State of New Jersey (the “Property”).

The Applicant shall also seek any other variances, waivers, interpretations or development approvals as may be required for the above-referenced application.

A public hearing in this matter has been scheduled for Wednesday, September 16, 2020 at 7:00 p.m. or as soon thereafter as this matter may be scheduled.  The hearing shall be held in the Municipal Building, 100 Central Avenue, Hammonton, New Jersey 08037.

All papers are on file with the Planning/Zoning Board of Adjustment Secretary and are available for public inspection during the business hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

You may appear in person, by agent or attorney and present any testimony that you may have relevant to the granting of this application.

Dated:  September 2, 2020            
Brian G. Howell, Esquire
Attorney for the Applicant,
Eagle Theatre, Inc.
c/o Howell & Bertman         
P.O. Box 679
Hammonton, NJ 08037
Telephone:  (609) 567-2600
Email:  howellbg@comcast.net
September 2, 2020
Ptr. Fee: $21.70


TOWNSHIP OF MULLICA 
NOTICE OF ADOPTION
ORDINANCE 6-2020

AN ORDINANCE AMENDING CHAPTER 225, TRASH DISPOSAL AND REYCLCING OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MULLICA, COUNTY OF ATLANTIC, STATE OF NEW JERSEY 

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT THE ABOVE ENTITLED ORDINANCE WAS REGULARLY, DULY AND FINALLY PASSED AT A MEETING OF THE TOWNSHIP COMMITTEE OF THE TOWNSHIP OF MULLICA, COUNTY OF ATLANTIC, AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY, HELD ON THE 25TH DAY OFAUGUST, 2020.  THIS ORDINANCE SHALL TAKE EFFECT AFTER ITS FINAL PUBLICATION ACCORDING TO LAW.  

DATE:  AUGUST 25, 2020

KIMBERLY JOHNSON
TOWNSHIP CLERK
September 2, 2020
Ptr. Fee: $9.61

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