[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Freehold by Ord. No. O-86-36 (Ch. XIII-A of the Revised General Ordinances); amended in its entirety at time of adoption of Code (see Ch. 1, General Provisions, Art. III). Subsequent amendments noted where applicable.]
The Township Committee of the Township of Freehold makes the following findings and determinations:
The Geographic Information System (GIS) data prepared in conjunction with the Monmouth County Geographic Information System data and the topographic maps of the Township of Freehold prepared by the Midlantic Aerial Surveyors, Inc., constitute valuable and irreplaceable property of the Township of Freehold; and
This GIS data and these maps constitute a valuable and irreplaceable record of the physical condition of the surface of the land in the Township at the time of the flight photograph; and
Careful supervision of the use and custody of the foregoing is necessary to prevent loss of or damage; and
The unsupervised handling of these maps will cause physical deterioration of the same and will expose the same to an unreasonable risk of damage, deterioration and destruction; and
The maps have been prepared in reproducible form on mylar; and
The Township has facilities to make prompt accurate reproductions which will not expose these maps to any unreasonable risk of loss, damage, deterioration or destruction; and
The cost of the preparation of the GIS data and the topographical maps and the cost of supervision of the care and custody of the same and the cost of making prints has and will be paid out of general taxation, therefore, it is right and proper that fee for such prints and copies shall be established to recover these past and future costs, in advance, with the value of the information and data that such copies have, being based on a tile sheet basis.
The Township Engineer shall be and is hereby charged with the custody, safekeeping, care, control and use of the hereinabove specified maps.
The following regulations are established to govern the storage and use of said GIS data and maps and shall be enforced by the Township Engineer:
The GIS data and maps shall be kept in secured files.
No one shall remove any GIS data or map from the office of the Township Engineer.
No one shall make any tracing or copy by any other method of any such map.
During normal office hours, on request, the Township Engineer or his designate may expose to view in the office of the Township Engineer any single sheet of the aforesaid maps without releasing or surrendering physical possession of same without charge or other fee.
During normal business hours, on written request and payment of proper fees as herein established, the Township Engineer or his designate shall reproduce and deliver the requested GIS data in digital or printed copies of any of the foregoing digital data or maps and receive a receipt therefor which shall contain over the recipient's signature the following statement:
No person who obtains a print of any sheet or portion of a sheet of the aforesaid digital data or map shall sell, assign or transfer or permit, suffer or allow the sale, assignment or transfer or permit, suffer or allow the sale, assignment or transfer of such reproduction or copy thereof or the sale, assignment or transfer or any portion thereof or the sale, assignment or transfer of any reproduction or copy of a portion thereof, except to a purchaser of property which is depicted on the map.
All applications for copies of the aforesaid maps shall be made to the Township Engineer in writing.
It may be in the public interest and permissible to lend, without charge, copies of the digital data or maps to agencies of the federal, state or county governments whenever there will be a benefit to the Township of Freehold. The free loan of said digital data or maps to other public agencies shall be accomplished by filing a written application to the Township Clerk with a copy to the Township Engineer who shall comply with the request with due dispatch following approval by the Township Committee.
The Township of Freehold does not certify the accuracy of the digital data or topographical mapping prepared from the aerial photographs taken and does not insure the accuracy of same nor the acceptance of same by the Township or any of its authorities or agencies.
Each digital data tile or print delivered as aforesaid shall bear or be clearly stamped with the following: "Accuracy of this digital data or map subject to field check by recipient."