Ordinance No. 21-14

Introduced:
Public Hearing:
Status: Pending

An Ordinance of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, Amending and Supplementing Chapter 250 of the Municipal Code of the Township of Vernon Entitled “Fees And Escrows” to Add Fees for Background Checks by the Vernon Police Department

Note: Strikeouts are deletions. Underlines are added material.

WHEREAS, the Vernon Police Department previously provided member background checks for other fire and emergency service agencies while providing these entities with dispatching services; and

WHEREAS, a determination has been made that it would be advantageous for the Township of Vernon and municipalities without a police department to have the Vernon Police Department provide background checks for their fire and emergency service personnel for a fee; and

WHEREAS, there is a need to update the municipal code to include the service fee for these background checks.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the by the Township Council of the Township of Vernon as follows:

SECTION 1

Chapter 250 of the Municipal Code of the Township of Vernon is hereby amended and supplemented as follows:

§ 250-11. Police.

  1. The following fees and charges are hereby fixed and established for certain services extended and materials distributed by the Division of Police:
    1. Search time for audiotape (per hour): $30.
    2. Copy of audiotape - Actual cost of materials and supplies.
    3. Copy of videotape - Actual cost of materials and supplies.
    4.  
      1. Except in the case of a request for a motor vehicle accident report not made in person, the fee assessed for the duplication of government record embodied in the form of printed matter shall be $0.05 per letter size page or smaller, and $0.07 per legal size page or larger
      2. In the event a citizen of this State requests a copy of a motor vehicle accident report in any manner other than in person, an additional fee of up to $5 may be added to cover the administrative costs of the report in addition to the cost of copying the report as set forth in subsection (a).
    5. Background checks for members of other fire and emergency service agencies: $50.
    6. Reserved
    7. Reserved
    8. Reserved
    9. Reserved
    10. Photographs photocopied - Actual cost of materials and supplies.
    11. Fingerprints (all noncriminal except firearms): $3 per card.
    12. Firearms identification card: $5.
    13. Pistol purchase permit: $2.
    14. Register house alarm: $10.
    15. Reregister house alarm after disconnection: $50.
    16. Vacant house registration/blue star registration: $1.
  2. No search fee shall be charged in the event that a report or photograph is not on file with the Division of Police.
  3. There shall be no charge for any report for which a formal request is made by any local, county, state or federal law enforcement agency or by the federal postal authorities.

SECTION 2
Each section of this ordinance is an independent section, and the holding of any section or part thereof to be unconstitutional, void or ineffective for any cause shall not be deemed to affect the validity of constitutionality of any other sections or parts thereof.

SECTION 3
Any ordinances or parts thereof in conflict with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed as to their inconsistencies only.

SECTION 4
This Ordinance shall take effect immediately as provided by law.

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