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Township of Cranbury, NJ
Middlesex County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Cranbury 12-6-2004 by Ord. No. 11-04-29.[1] Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Development fees — See Ch. 76.
[1]
Editor's Note: This ordinance also provided for the repeal of former Ch. 82, Fees, which consisted of Art. I, Government Records, adopted 8-26-2002 by Ord. No. 07-02-13.
The government records of the Township shall be accessible for inspection, examination and copying in accordance with the Open Public Records Act, N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq., as amended from time to time.
A. 
Purpose. The purpose of this section is to set forth the Township's fee schedule for obtaining copies of government records and the Township's special service charges to be assessed in appropriate circumstances.
B. 
Definitions. As used in this section:
GOVERNMENT RECORD(S) or RECORD(S)
Any information subject to public inspection which is maintained by the Township in written, audio, video, electronic or other form and as defined by the Open Public Records Act, N.J.S.A. 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 Township information, technology or resources, or the extensive clerical or supervisory assistance by Township personnel necessary to accommodate requests to examine and/or provide copies of the record(s), and as defined by the Open Public Records Act, N.J.S.A. 47:lA-5c and 47:lA-5d.
C. 
Fee schedule. The fees for copies of government records shall be:
(1) 
Photocopies of records: The charge will be the prescribed state charge for copies (under the open public records access statute[1]). For any records maintained at the Township’s off-site archival vendor, there will be a per-carton charge to the requestor for said carton. This fee will be based on the prevailing fees charged to the Township by the off-site archival vendor at the time of the request. This fee schedule will be maintained by the Municipal Clerk's main office and shall be on file at all times.
[Amended 6-28-2010 by Ord. No. 06-10-09; 6-9-2014 by Ord. No. 05-14-06]
[1]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq.
(2) 
Miscellaneous records.
(a) 
Audio recording of meeting: $0.50 per CD.
[Amended 10-28-2013 by Ord. No. 10-13-25]
(b) 
Street map: $5.
(c) 
Master Plan: $50.
(d) 
Township Code book: also available on the Township's website at no cost.
[Amended 6-28-2010 by Ord. No. 06-10-09]
(3) 
Police Department records.
[Amended 10-28-2013 by Ord. No. 10-13-25]
(a) 
Videotape: $1.
(b) 
Audiotape: $1.
(c) 
Discovery fees.
[Added 5-26-2015 by Ord. No. 05-15-08; 12-12-2016 by Ord. No. 11-16-23; 5-29-2018 by Ord. No. 05-18-09]
[1] 
$0.05 per page (letter size).
[2] 
$0.07 per page (legal size).
[3] 
$0.50 per DVD/CD.
[4] 
$0.20 photographs (all sizes), per page.
[5] 
Discovery postage per USPS rate of standard shipping envelope.
(4) 
Postage. Postage costs will be added to fees for copies of records requested to be mailed and will be determined at the time of the request.
(5) 
Special service charges.
(a) 
A special service charge may be applied by the custodian of records or his/her designee in the following circumstances:
[1] 
When the nature, format, manner of collation or volume of a government record embodied in the form of printed matter to be inspected, examined or copied is such that the record cannot be reproduced by ordinary copying equipment in ordinary business size or involves an extraordinary expenditure of time and effort to accommodate the request;
[2] 
When a request is for a government record in a medium not routinely used by the Township;
[3] 
When a request is for a government record not routinely developed or maintained by the Township; or
[4] 
When a request for a government record requires a substantial amount of manipulation or programming of information technology by the Township and the cost of such manipulation or programming is not otherwise included in the fee or fees listed in § 82-1C(1), (2) or (3).
(b) 
The special service charge rate for supervisory, programming and/or clerical services shall be charged per hour and as follows:
[1] 
The hourly rate shall be the hourly wage of the employee conducting the supervisory, programming and/or clerical services as set by the Township from year to year and/or P.B.A. agreement(s) from time to time.
[2] 
The hourly wages of salaried personnel shall be calculated by dividing the employee's annual salary as set by the Township and/or P.B.A. agreement(s) by 26 (weeks) and then dividing that biweekly pay by the number of hours worked in a biweekly period.
A. 
Vital records.
[Amended 5-23-2005 by Ord. No. 05-05-12; 5-7-2007 by Ord. No. 04-07-06]
(1) 
The charge for a certified copy of a vital record shall be $10 per copy.
[Amended 6-28-2010 by Ord. No. 06-10-09]
(2) 
The charge for an uncertified copy of a vital record for genealogy purposes shall be $0.50 per copy.
B. 
Returned check fee.
[Added 10-9-2006 by Ord. No. 09-06-23]
(1) 
A service charge of $20 shall be imposed and added to any account owing to the Township, if the payment tendered on the account was by a check or other written instrument that was returned for insufficient funds.
(2) 
Whenever the account owing to the Township is for a tax or special assessment, the service charge shall be included in whatever list of delinquent accounts is prepared for the enforcement of the lien.
(3) 
Any service charge owing shall be collected in the same manner prescribed by law for collection on the account for which the check or other written instrument was tendered.
C. 
Outdoor dining license: no fee required.
[Added 10-9-2006 by Ord. No. 09-06-23; amended 7-25-2011 by Ord. No. 06-11-15]
D. 
Limousine license: $50.
[Added 10-9-2006 by Ord. No. 09-06-23]
E. 
Scheduled pickup of white goods and electronic waste, pursuant to § 120-4C(1): $10 per item.
[Added 6-22-2009 by Ord. No. 06-09-10; amended 10-28-2013 by Ord. No. 10-13-25]
F. 
Kennel license.
[Added 4-11-2016 by Ord. No. 03-16-04]
(1) 
Ten dogs or less: $10.
(2) 
Eleven dogs or more: $25.