[HISTORY: Adopted by the Board of Commissioners of the City of Bordentown as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 9-22-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-14]
In an effort to promote public access to information during all phases of the deliberation, policy formulation and decision making process, the City hereby reaffirms its commitment to the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act, N.J.S.A. § 10:4-6 et seq., and seeks to expand such public access to other informational review meetings.
As used in this article, the following words shall have the following meanings:
- QUASI-PUBLIC MEETINGS
- Any meeting, conference or gathering by or between members of Boards and/or Commissions and/or the City Planner or City Engineer to review or discuss an application pending before said Board or Commission, whether or not a quorum of Board or Commission membership exists, shall constitute a quasi-public meeting.
Any quasi-public meeting not already subject to the New Jersey Open Public Meetings Act shall be open to the public.
Notice of said meetings shall be provided by posting written notice of the quasi-public meeting on the City Bulletin Board at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. Notice shall include a list of topics to be discussed.
Time shall be designated at any quasi-public meeting for members of the public to be heard on the topic(s) discussed. Time shall be limited to no more than five minutes per public participant and shall be further limited to avoid duplication and irrelevant discussion.
[Adopted 9-22-2008 by Ord. No. 2008-15]
Pursuant to this section, all written communications to any elected or appointed member of any Board or Commission of the City of Bordentown shall be addressed to the intended party, c/o the Office of the City Clerk, 324 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown City, New Jersey 08505, and, upon receipt, said documents will be opened and reviewed by the City Clerk, or her designee, and routed to the appropriate department, Board or Commission.