[Adopted 4-18-2007 by Ord. No. 9-07 (Ch. 45, Art. III, of the 1969 Code)]
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 or Deputy Mayor.
Collection of fees. Persons seeking to be married or joined in civil union by the Mayor or Deputy Mayor of Morris Township shall remit a fee as set forth on the schedule immediately following, to be paid to the Chief Financial Officer of the Township of Morris. An administrative fee of $25 shall be added to the above-established fee.
Compensation and reimbursement of expenses incurred through the performance of marriage and civil union ceremonies.
Receipt of fees. The fees shall be paid by check, payable to the Township of Morris. Fees collected shall be deposited into the Township's current fund.
Disbursement of fees. The Township of Morris shall reimburse for vehicle-related expenses where the Mayor uses a personal vehicle in order to attend the marriage or civil union ceremony and only in such circumstances where the use of a personal vehicle is reasonable and appropriate. Said reimbursement shall be limited to automobile expenses based on and calculated as to the mileage to and from the ceremony at such rate per mile as allowable by the Internal Revenue Service regulations.
Eligible persons. The Township of Morris shall reimburse only proper and reasonable expenses incurred directly by and for the Mayor. Under no circumstances shall the Township reimburse for expenditures on behalf of or because of any spouse, child, guest or other person.
Nothing construed herein shall require the Mayor or Deputy Mayor to compromise his or her schedule in order to perform a ceremony. Nothing set forth herein shall be construed to require the Mayor or Deputy Mayor to perform a ceremony outside of the geographical units of the Township of Morris.