Borough of Alpine, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Borough Council of the Borough of Alpine as § 2-24 of the 1970 Revised General Ordinances. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended by Ord. No. 316; Ord. No. 515]
Inspection of public records. Public records of the Borough shall be open for inspection by members of the public, as provided by N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1. Inspection shall be made only at reasonable times during business hours and without interference to the conduct of the affairs of the office or the other place where the records are kept or maintained.
If a price has not been established by law for copies of any public records, as defined by the New Jersey Public Access Law,[1] the custodian of such records shall make and supply copies of such records upon the payment of the actual cost of duplicating the record which shall be the cost of materials and supplies used to make a copy of the record, but shall not include the cost of labor or other overhead expenses associated with making the copy.
[Amended 8-25-2004 by Ord. No. 641[2]]
Editor's Note: See N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1 et seq.
Editor's Note: This ordinance deleted former Subsection B and renumbered former Subsection C(1) as B.
Costs and special service charges.
[Amended 2-25-1998 by Ord. No. 539; 8-28-2002 by Ord. No. 605]
For printed records, the following fees shall be based upon a total number of pages or parts thereof to be purchased without regard to the number of records being copied. The fees for printed records shall be as follows:
Number of Pages
(per page)
1 to 10
11 to 20
Over 20
Whenever 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 pursuant to this section is such that the record cannot be reproduced by ordinary document-copying equipment in ordinary business size or involves an extraordinary expenditure of time and effort to accommodate the request, the Borough may charge, in addition to the actual cost of duplicating the record, a special service charge that shall be reasonable and shall be based upon the actual direct cost of providing the copy or copies. The requestor shall have the opportunity to review and object to the charge prior to it being incurred.
Municipal Court discovery.
[Added 11-15-2004 by Ord. No. 645]
All requests for discovery in matters pending in Alpine Municipal Court shall be submitted through the Municipal Prosecutor.
The following fees shall be payable by the person requesting the discovery to the Borough of Alpine for the documents provided:
For each of the first 10 pages photocopied: $0.75 per page.
For each of the next 10 pages photocopied: $0.50 per page.
For each of the pages photocopied thereafter: $0.25 per page.
Actual postage for any discovery sent by mail.
For the envelope for any discovery sent by mail: $0.25.
Photographs will be photocopied at the rates established herein. If requests are made for duplicate photographs, the actual cost of making the photographs shall be charged.
Duplication of videotapes constitute an extraordinary duplication process and will be charged at the rate of $5 per videotape.
On any item that cannot be photocopied on the Borough copy machine or not otherwise provided for in this schedule, the actual cost incurred in making the copy shall be charged.
Where the discovery must be obtained from an entity other than the Borough of Alpine, including but not limited to another police department, the actual costs paid by the Borough of Alpine to the other entity shall be paid by the person requesting the discovery.
[Amended by Ord. No. 428; Ord. No. 515; 2-25-1998 by Ord. No. 539; 12-17-2003 by Ord. No. 628; 9-24-2008 by Ord. No. 689; 8-27-2014 by Ord. No. 746]
Whenever the Chief of Police authorizes the assignment of a police officer or special officer to a quasi-public duty or a private activity which is necessary for safety or security, the party requesting such service shall reimburse the Borough of Alpine as follows:
Compensation for services. The rates of compensation for contracting the services of off-duty law enforcement officers shall be based on a rate equal to that of time and one-half of the contractual hourly rate for the individual officer being compensated. The party requesting the service shall not make any payment directly to the police officers. All payments shall be made to the Borough of Alpine.
Administrative costs. In addition, the party requesting such service shall pay a one-time fee for each project of $100 to cover the administrative costs associated with the project.
Use of police vehicles. If a party requests a police car or vehicle in conjunction with the services of a police officer or special officer, then the party shall pay the Borough of Alpine a reimbursement rate of $150 per day for the use of each police vehicle.
[Adopted by the Board of Health 12-13-2004; amended 12-4-2007; 3-13-2013; 10-7-2014; 10-4-2016; 10-2-2017]
The following Schedule of Fees shall be the fees and charges to be collected in the Borough of Alpine for all matters under the jurisdiction and control of the Board of Health.
Septic installers license examination
Septic installer license
Septic installation permit (with five inspections)
$250, per system
Septic installation - additional inspection
Septic repair permit (with one inspection)
Septic repair - additional inspection
Water test for septic field
$500 per field
Site test hole witnessing
$100, per test hole; $200 minimum
Diversion drain permit
Well installation permit fee
Food vendors license
Milk delivery license
Restaurant license - under 50 people
Restaurant license - 50 people and over
Swimming pool license public or club
Marriage license
Domestic partnership
Civil union
Certificate of marriage
$10, $5 each additional
Certificate of domestic partnership
$10, $5 each additional
Certificate of civil union
$10, $5 each additional
Certificate of birth
$10, $5 each additional
Certificate of death
$10, $5 each additional
Burial permit
Filing of death certificate
Limited convenience store license
License for a hoofed animal (nonrefundable)
$250; $150 each additional
License for live poultry (nonrefundable)
Filing of an application and plans to permit the repair, extension or alteration of an existing septic system that does not need a soil moving application
$500 engineering escrow
Annual license to operate an active sewage treatment system incorporating advanced wastewater pretreatment devices as part of the individual subsurface sewage disposal system
Initial application
Annual renewal
Realty transfer
Late fee for applications received after January 30 or more than 14 days after realty transfer