[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Westwood 5-26-1987 by Ord. No. 87-3. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 5-23-1995 by Ord. No. 95-7; 9-17-2002 by Ord. No. 02-17]
The public records of the Borough of Westwood shall be accessible for examination and copying by the public in accordance with the terms and conditions of N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq., the Right to Know Law, and upon the terms and conditions as hereinafter provided.
[Amended 5-23-1995 by Ord. No. 95-7; 9-17-2002 by Ord. No. 02-17; 8-19-2003 by Ord. No. 03-12; 5-8-2007 by Ord. No. 07-03]
There shall be paid to the Borough, through the offices of the Borough Clerk, the following fees for the photocopying of any document that is available to the public:
Pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5b, the fee shall be $0.05 per letter size page or smaller, and $0.07 per legal size page or larger; or in such amount as said statutory fees may be amended.
If actual costs for any duplication of a government record exceeds the foregoing, the Borough shall charge the actual cost of duplicating the record. The actual cost of duplicating the record shall be the cost of materials and supplies used to make a copy of the record, but shall not include the cost of labor or other overhead expenses associated with making the copy.
Compact disc: actual cost.
Every citizen of the state shall have the right, during regular business hours and under the reasonable supervision of a representative of the custodian of public records (required by law to be made available to the public), to inspect and examine such records upon payment of a reasonable fee to defray the costs of such reasonable supervision as hereinafter set forth:
The custodian of records may require four hours' advance notice if supervision or assemblage of such records will be required.
The person requesting the examination or copying of said records shall reimburse the municipality for the actual costs of the supervision or handling required to prevent loss or destruction of the records or respond to the request as provided for by N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq.
In those instances where clerical supervision or assistance is requested, the person requesting said assistance shall deposit the sum of $10 in advance of making said request.
Nothing herein shall be construed to enlarge upon the statutory right of citizens to inspect public records, nor is this chapter intended to abridge or limit such statutory right. This chapter shall be construed in order to promote the public purpose set forth in N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq. while at the same time protecting public records from loss, damage and disruption and to provide for the efficient functioning of the municipal offices without unscheduled interruptions.