[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Westwood as indicated in article histories. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Adopted 7-22-2008 by Ord. No. 08-23; amended in its entirety 5-19-2015 by Ord. No. 15-8]
The purpose of this article is to establish policies and procedures for the collection of fees associated with the performance of marriage or civil union ceremonies by the Mayor of the Borough of Westwood.
Persons seeking to be married or joined in civil union by the Mayor of the Borough of Westwood shall remit the applicable fee delineated below to be paid to the Borough of Westwood:
In addition to the fees shown in Subsection A(1) and (2) above, there shall also be a transportation allowance for all ceremonies conducted outside the Borough. Said allowance shall be based on the actual round-trip mileage from the Westwood Municipal Building to the place of the ceremony and shall be based on the then-current mileage reimbursement rate established by the United States Internal Revenue Service.
Upon request to schedule a marriage with the Mayor's office, fees as above calculated shall be remitted to the Finance Office, with checks payable to the Treasurer of the Borough of Westwood. A receipt shall be issued for presentation to the Mayor's office in order to confirm the marriage ceremony date. Fees collected other than the administrative fee shall be deposited into the current account for disbursement to the Mayor as additional salary. The Borough of Westwood shall retain the administrative fee.
No fee or expense in excess of those set forth in § 153-2 hereof shall be payable unless approved by the governing body in advance of the ceremony.
The Mayor, in his discretion, is authorized to waive any fees provided for hereunder.