Township of Winslow, NJ
Camden County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Township Committee of the Township of Winslow 12-20-94. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 8-15-17 by Ord. No. O-2017-016; amended in entirety 9-25-18 by Ord. No. O.2018-019]
[Prior ordinance history: 0-2012-97, 0-11-98, 0-16-98, 0-16-01, 0-22-02, 0-25-03, 0-16-04, 0-37-04, 0-8-05, 0-8-07, 0-37-07, 0-18-08, 0-28-08, 0-2009-010, 0-2010-033, 0-2010036, 0-2011-002, O-2013-015; Ord. No. O-2015-003]
"Current Rate" charges are the actual charge as billed by the contractor and/or company hired by the Township.
Labor rate is based on assigned employee's title and hourly rate of pay.
Name/Type of Document
Fee
Department of Public Works:
Vehicle Fuel Fob Replacement (each)
current rate
Snow Removal (per hour  —  one hour minimum)
$75.00
Solid Waste/ Recycling Container (a/k/a totter) Fees:
Additional totter
$100.00
Replacement totter
$50.00
Grass Cutting Fees and Cleanup of Debris:
Mobility/transporting equipment & fuel
$200.00
Labor rate
current rate
Administrative fee
$100.00
Large equipment
$100.00 per hr./per piece
Small equipment & handheld tools
$50.00 per hr./per piece
Disposal of trash/debris (by weight)
current rate
Demolition Fees:
Mobility/transporting equipment & fuel
$400.00
Labor rate
current rate
Administrative fee
15%
Large equipment
$100.00 per hr./per piece
Small equipment & handheld tools
$50.00 per hr./per piece
Disposal of demolition debris (by weight)
current rate
Seed and/or sod
current rate
Hauling and disposal of concrete and/or block
current rate
30 yard trash container
current rate
Well abandonment
current rate
Disconnection fees, if applicable
current rate
Pass through fees
current rate
Department of Municipal Utilities:
Final Read on water meter
$25.00
Restoration fee for water service turn-on at curb
$50.00
Residents request for termination of water service curb after hours
$150.00
Unauthorized turn on of water after being disconnected by the Winslow Utilities Department
$250.00
Service Charge for repair of tampered meter
$100.00
Cancellation fee after two consecutive appointments
$75.00
Vacant property termination of water at the curb do to frozen/broken pipes, winterization, tampering and/or vandalism
$200.00
Electronic Records:
Electronic records sent via email and fax are provided free of charge. The cost of transmitting electronic records on a media (i.e. computer disc, CD-ROM, DVD and Digital Photographs) shall be limited to the actual cost of that media, except as further outlined in Article II of this Chapter, Entitled "Public Records Request".
Materials Containment and/or Clean-up Fees:
Hazardous or other materials containment and/or clean-up costs, damages, personal injury and/or property damage costs incurred by the Township of Winslow or its employees or organized volunteers in the course of their employment or volunteered duties, as result of an incident, accident, spill, leakage, seepage, unintentional or intentional act upon any lands, waters or properties within the Township of Winslow, where, at the discretion of the Township, certain actions were necessary to cause the containment and/or cleanup of materials, hazardous or otherwise, to protect the health, welfare and safety of the inhabitants and their property or belongings, shall be the responsibility of the person, persons, or entity causing the incident that required said containment and/or clean-up actions and costs.
The fee for such containment and/or clean-up actions shall be the actual costs incurred by the Township and/or its volunteer organizations plus administrative costs as calculated and determined by the Office of Administration or the Township of Winslow, based on departmental reports submitted thereto, and to the extent the Township of Winslow and/or its volunteer organizations were involved. Said fees shall not be considered all-inclusive. It is recognized other agencies from federal, state, county and/or local government may have certain additional authorities and incur costs under such matters which are not represented in fees herein, nor are any fines, penalties or special assessments as a result of any enforcement action at any level of government.
Nothing herein shall be construed as the Township of Winslow being responsible and/or accepting responsibility for containment or cleanup of hazardous or nonhazardous materials identified on any lands or waters therein.
Name/Type of Document
Fee
Municipal Clerk:
Code Books:
Land Use Ordinance Book
$95.00
Municipal Code Book
$275.00
Annual Code Updates/Renewal
$25.00
Postage & Handling to mail books
$10.00
Maps:
Street, Zoning or other Map  —  24" x 36" —  Color Bond (each)
$12.50
Tax Plate Map  —  24" x 36"  —  Black & White (each)
$2.00
Street, Zoning or Other Map  — " 36" x 72"  —  Color Bond (each)
$40.00
Copies of Public Records:
See Article II of this Chapter, Entitled "Public Records Request"
Each mailing label
$.05
Vendors Permits for Special Events:
Permit for table space, crafter
$35.00
Permit for table space, vendor/business
$50.00
War Memorial:
Veteran's memorial plate
current rate
Municipal Court:
Public Defender Application Fee*
Not to exceed $200.00
*Defined as the application fee for an appropriate appointed Public Defender, by an indigent defendant, as described in P.L. 1997, Chapter 256, as may be required by the Court.
Police Department:
Fingerprinting (Township processing fee)
$7.00
Firearms Applications
Handgun Firearms Permit
$2.00
Firearms ID Card, Permanent
$5.00
Special Assignments (other than contracted) of Police Officers for school/games/other per hour.
$80.00
Police Vehicles for Special Assignments of Police Officers for school/games/other per hour.
$10.00
Administrative Fee for Special Assignments of Police Officers for school/games/other per hour.
$10.00
Police Records Court Discovery:
(1)
All requests for discovery in matters pending in the Township of Winslow shall be submitted through the office of the Municipal Prosecutor.
(2)
In accordance with New Jersey Court Rule 7:7-7(i), the following fees shall be payable by the party requesting discovery from the Township of Winslow:
(a)
0.05 per letter size per letter size page or smaller.
(b)
0.07 per legal size page or larger.
(c)
If the Prosecutor/police records supervisor can demonstrate that the actual costs for copying discovery exceed the rates set forth in paragraphs 2(a) and/or 2(b) above, the Prosecutor/police records supervisor shall be permitted to charge a reasonable amount equal to the actual costs of copying. The actual copying costs shall be the costs of materials and supplies used to copy the discovery, but shall not include the costs of labor or other overhead expenses associated with making the copies, except as provided for in paragraph (5) below.
(d)
actual cost of postage and envelope for any discovery sent by mail.
(e)
photographs will be photocopied at the actual costs. Actual photograph reproductions will be prepared and provided only upon separate requests and advanced payment for the actual cost of reproduction.
(3)
Where the discovery must be obtained from an entity other than the Township of Winslow, e.g., another police department, the actual cost incurred in making the copy shall be charged to the party requesting the discovery.
(4)
If the Prosecutor/police records supervisor can demonstrate that the actual costs for copying discovery exceed the foregoing rates, the Prosecutor/police records supervisor shall be permitted to charge a reasonable amount equal to the actual costs of copying. The actual copying costs shall be the costs of materials and supplies used to copy the discovery, but shall not include the costs of labor or other overhead expenses associated with making the copies, except as provided for in paragraph (5) below.
(5)
Special Service Charge for Printed Copies. Whenever the nature, format, manner of collation, or volume of discovery embodied in the form of printed matter to be copied is such that the discovery cannot be reproduced by ordinary document copying equipment in ordinary business size, or is such that it would involve an extraordinary expenditure of time and effort to copy, the Prosecutor/police records supervisor may charge, in addition to the actual copying costs, a special service charge that shall be reasonable and shall be based upon the actual direct costs of providing the copy or copies. The defendant/requesting party shall have the opportunity to review and object to the charge prior to it being incurred.
(6)
Electronic Records:
(a)
Electronic records and non-printed materials shall be provided free of charge, but the Prosecutor/police records supervisor may charge for the actual costs of any needed supplies such as computer discs.
(b)
If the defendant requests an electronic record: (1) in a medium or format not routinely used by the Prosecutor/police records supervisor; (2) not routinely developed or maintained by the Prosecutor/police records supervisor; or (3) requiring a substantial amount of manipulation or programming of information technology, the Prosecutor/police records supervisor may charge, in addition to the actual cost of duplication, a special charge that shall be reasonable and shall be based on (1) the cost for any extensive use of information technology, or (2) the labor cost of personnel providing the service that is actually incurred by the Prosecutor/police records supervisor or attributable to the Prosecutor/police records supervisor for the programming, clerical, and supervisory assistance required, or (3) both. The defendant/requesting party shall have the opportunity to review and object to the charge prior to it being incurred.
Subpoena Fees:
If any full-time employee or official is subpoenaed to give testimony in a civil case the party issuing the subpoena shall reimburse the Township for the time and fringe benefits of the employee or official according to the following:
A.
Time of the employee or official.
(1)
If the employee or official is on duty for that day, the party issuing the subpoena shall reimburse the Township at that employee's or official's hourly rate of pay.
(2)
If the employee or official is off duty for that day, the party issuing the subpoena shall reimburse the Township at one and one-half (1A 1/2) times that employee's or official's hourly rate of pay.
(3)
Time of the employee or official shall include all time required for proper response, including time for testimony, preparation and travel.
B.
Fringe benefit of the employee or official. The fringe benefits of the employee or official shall be calculated as thirty-five percent (35%) of the time spent for proper response at that employee's or official's hourly rate of pay.
Name/Type of Document
Fee
Tax Assessor:
List of Property Owners Within 200 Feet of Applicant:
First forty (40) names
$10.00
Each name after forty (40)
$.25
Each mailing label
$.05
Tax Collector:
Duplicate Tax Sale Certificate
$100
Vital Statistics
Birth Certificate*
$10.00
*One certified copy of a birth certificate will be furnished to an authorized requestor, social worker or homeless shelter coordinator on behalf of a homeless individual, without a fee.
Burial Permit
$5.00
Marriage/Civil Union License
*The $3.00 local fee shall be waived for all volunteer Firemen and EMS squad members.
$28.00*
Certified Copy
$10.00
Any and all fees are to be collected only by department heads and board secretaries of the Township of Winslow, and/or those employees bonded and duly assigned by said department heads or board secretaries. All fees collected shall be submitted to the Township Treasurer on a daily basis.
[Added 10-23-07 as Ord. No. 0-38-07]
[Amended 10-12-10 by Ord. No. 0-2010-036]
The statutory fee schedule set forth in N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5 shall apply to routine requests under the Open Public Records Act, and is adopted and incorporated herein by reference.
As of the effective date of this Article, fees under N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5 for routine copies of municipal documents are:
Per letter-sized page and smaller each: $0.05
Per legal-sized pages and larger each: $0.07
Nothing in this Article shall require the custodian of documents or any other municipal official to examine, analyze, tabulate, or interpret documents which are subject to production under the Open Public Records Act.
A. 
Charges authorized. The Township Clerk or other custodian or keeper of documents qualifying for mandatory production as "government records" under the Open Public Records Act shall be entitled to special service charges and/or special charges as set forth herein.
B. 
Requests to be in writing. Any request for documents shall be made to the Township Clerk on a form established by the Township Clerk for such purposes.
C. 
Advance notice of fees, special service charges and special charges; deposit. Any requestor of government records which are eligible for the imposition of a special charge or special service charge herein shall receive advance notice of the amount of fees and charges before any work is started. The Township Clerk shall require prepayment of such charges before causing the work to begin.
D. 
If a request for government records involves production or conversion of digital or computerized records of film which is in a medium not routinely used by the Township (i.e. electronic or film), not routinely developed or maintained by the Township, or requires a substantial amount of manipulation or programming of information technology, the requestor shall pay fees and special charges as follows: (1) Actual costs (no overhead) to comply with the request; plus (2) Any special service charges for the actual labor required to comply with the request.
A. 
Duplication or other work beyond capability of municipal-in-house work force. Whenever the in-house municipal work force or available municipal equipment is insufficient to duplicate or produce government records in a timely fashion, the Township Clerk may cause such duplication or production to be accomplished by outside vendors such as copy centers or producers of digital images. If the costs of such duplication or production charged by such vendors exceeds the routine charges set forth in N.J.S.A. 47:1A-5, the actual direct cost of same without any additional surcharge for labor costs shall be paid by the requestor of such record.
B. 
Special service charge authorized. Whenever government records cannot be reproduced by regular copying equipment or fulfillment of the request would involve extraordinary time and effort (for example, where a large number of records must be recovered from storage or substantive staff time is required to review, sort and assemble records), charges may be imposed as follows:
(1) 
The actual cost (materials and supplies but not staff labor) of duplication or reproduction; plus
(2) 
A special service charge equal to the actual direct cost of labor incurred by the Township, which may include the reasonable costs attributable to the participation of supervisory personnel when necessary. The Township Clerk shall endeavor to utilize the least expensive means to accommodate the request.
The Township Clerk may waive the fees or other charges if the requestor of government records is a government or educational entity.