Borough of Wenonah, NJ
Gloucester County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Wenonah 8-7-2003 by Ord. No. O-03-10]
The purpose of this ordinance shall be to establish a procedure for the inspection and reproduction of government records by the public.
As used in this section:
ACCESS FORM
The form which shall be adopted by the Custodian of Government Records for use by any person who requests access to Government Records.
CUSTODIAN OF GOVERNMENT RECORDS OR CUSTODIAN
The Borough Clerk, or any designee authorized by resolution of Mayor and Borough Council.
[Amended 10-28-2004 by Ord. No. O-04-14]
GOVERNMENT RECORD(S) OR RECORD(S)
Any information subject to public inspection which is maintained by the Borough in written, audio, video, electronic or other form.
REQUESTOR
Any person who requests access to a government record pursuant to this section or the State Law on Examination and Copies of Public Records, N.J.S. 47:1A-1 et seq.
SPECIAL SERVICE CHARGE
A charge, in addition to the actual cost of duplicating the government record(s), which shall reflect the expense associated with extensive use of Borough information, technology or resources, or the extensive clerical or supervisory assistance by Borough personnel necessary to provide access to the record(s).
[Amended 10-28-2004 by Ord. No. O-04-14]
The Custodian of Government Records shall adopt an Access Form (in the form attached hereto[1]) for use by a requestor and shall make recommendations to the Borough Council regarding the appropriate fees to be charged for access to and copies of government records. The Access Form shall contain all information required by N.J.S. 47:1A-5f.
[1]
Editor's Note: The Access Form referred to herein may be found on file in the office of the Borough Clerk.
[Amended 11-18-2010 by Ord. No. O-2010-13]
The fees for copies of government records shall be:
A. 
Records (including Police Records) in 8.5 x 11 inch or 8.5 x 14 inch format:
[Amended 10-28-2004 by Ord. No. O-04-14]
8.5 x 11 inch format
$0.05 per page
8.5 x 14 inch format
$0.07 per page
B. 
Other records:
Zoning Map
$9 (if sold separately from the Zoning Ordinance)
Street Map
[Amended 10-28-2004 by Ord. No. O-04-14]
$0.75 per page
Master Plan
$45
Zoning Ordinance
$52.50 (includes Zoning Map)
Housing Element/Fair Share Plan
$30
Cassette tape
$5
Video Tape
$5
Information on diskette or CD
$5 per diskette or CD
Police Records: (Motor vehicle accidents only)
$5 first 3 pgs; $1 ea. pg. thereafter
Municipal lien search (N.J.S.A. 54:5-11, et seq.)
[Amended 10-28-2004 by Ord. No. O-04-14]
$10
List of property owners within 200 feet (N.J.S.A. 40:55-D-12)
[Added 10-28-2004 by Ord. No. O-04-14]
Greater of $0.25 per name or $10
Certified marriage license
[Added 10-28-2004 by Ord. No. O-04-14]
$10
Certified death certificate
[Added 10-28-2004 by Ord. No. O-04-14]
$10
Certified domestic partnership certificate
[Added 10-28-2004 by Ord. No. O-04-14]
$10
Certified birth certificate
[Added 10-28-2004 by Ord. No. O-04-14]
$10
C. 
Postage and surcharges:
(1) 
Postage costs will be added to all requests for public records required to be mailed and will be determined at time of request.
The Custodian may require a deposit against costs for reproducing documents sought through an anonymous request whenever the Custodian anticipates that the information thus requested will cost in excess of $5 to reproduce.
All government records shall be subject to the provisions of this section unless otherwise provided by law or regulation. Any officer or employee of the Borough who receives a request for access to a government record shall forward the request or direct the requestor to the Custodian of Government Records.
The Access Form to be adopted by the Custodian of Government Records shall elicit the name, address and phone number of the requestor and a brief description of the government record(s) requested.
[Amended 10-28-2004 by Ord. No. O-04-14]
A request for access to a government record shall be in writing and hand-delivered, mailed, transmitted electronically or otherwise conveyed to the Custodian. The Custodian shall promptly comply with a request to inspect, examine, copy or provide a copy of government record. If the Custodian is unable to comply with a request for access, the Custodian shall indicate the specific basis therefor on the Access Form and promptly return it to the requestor. The Custodian shall sign and date the Access Form and provide the requestor with a copy thereof. If the Custodian of a Government Record asserts that part of a particular record is exempt from public access pursuant to N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1, et seq., as amended and supplemented, the Custodian shall delete or excise from a copy of the record that portion which the Custodian asserts is exempt from access and shall promptly permit access to the remainder of the record. If the government record requested is temporarily unavailable because it is in use or in storage, Custodian shall so advise the requestor and shall make arrangements to promptly make available a copy of the record. If a request for access to a government record would substantially disrupt Borough operations, the Custodian may deny access to the record after attempting to reach a reasonable solution with the requestor that accommodates the interests of the requestor and the Borough. A record of all requests, and the disposition thereof, for government records shall be maintained by the Custodian.
[Added 10-28-2004 by Ord. No. O-04-14]
Should any section, clause, sentence, phrase or provision of this ordinance be declared unconstitutional or invalid by a Court of competent jurisdiction, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this ordinance.
[Added 10-28-2004 by Ord. No. O-04-14]
All prior ordinances or parts of ordinances inconsistent with this ordinance be and the same are hereby repealed to the extent of such inconsistencies.