Monday, March 14, 2016

March 7, 2016 Middletown Township Committee Meeting

The last meeting of the Middletown Township Committee was rather uneventful and lasted just 23 minutes.

There was a public hearing on Ordinance No. 2016-316. This ordinance is for the reconfiguring of service fees charged by the Department of Recreation.

Committeeman Fiore explained that the memo he received from the Recreation Director satisfied his questions regarding the increase in fees. He said that the township will actually break even or even be profitable with the new fee structure. The Recreation Director explained that the fee structure always contained a range of fees for each particular activity and that the picnic fee is in place to ensure the park gets cleaned and to notify the department to open the restroom in the park. She also explained that the fee in not really enforceable due to a lack of staff.

The ordinance was passed by the Committee following the public hearing.

Resolution No. 16 was issued. The resolution was an emergency appropriation of funds that was needed to pay bills, due to the fact that a Township budget has yet to be adopted.

Also of note, there was a brief discussion about reinstating the "Adopt a Jug-Handle" program, which was discontinued by the State a few years ago and a discussion about looking for possible sponsors for the " Welcome To Middletown " signs that are placed at various locations around town. The sponsorship fees would be used for the upkeep of the signs.

As always, you can download a copy of the Meeting Agenda that contains the discussion items and the proposed resolutions and ordinances that were voted on or presented during the meeting. A box around an item is a link, bringing you further into the document to that resolution or ordinance. At the end of the resolution there will be a link bringing you back to the agenda. Attached to this agenda is also the monthly bill list, so that everyone can see how the Township is spending our tax dollars.

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