[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Little Egg Harbor 2-11-2010 by Ord. No. 2010-02. Amendments noted where applicable.]
In accordance with the authority granted within N.J.S.A. 40A:11-6, upon a determination of a snow emergency, any contract may be negotiated or awarded on behalf of the municipality without public advertising for bids and bidding therefor, notwithstanding that the contract price will exceed the bid threshold, when an emergency affecting the public health, safety or welfare requires the immediate delivery of goods or the performance of services, in the following manner:
The Superintendent of Public Works, upon the occurrence of a snow emergency, shall notify the Township Administrator of the need for the performance of a contract for snow plowing, snow removal, sanding, salting and other needed service, the nature of the emergency, the time of its occurrence and the need for invoking this section. A "snow emergency" shall be considered to exist if a legitimate weather forecasting agency predicts more than six inches of snow and/or another weather-serious winter emergency, such as an ice storm, which requires additional equipment and/or manpower, is imminent.
If the Township Administrator is satisfied that a snow emergency exists, the Township Administrator shall direct the Superintendent of Public Works to authorize the award of a contract or contracts to address the snow emergency as may be necessary. The Township Administrator shall file a report as to the award with the Division of Local Finance, Department of Community Affairs, the Mayor, Committee, and Chief Financial Officer as soon as practicable.