Borough Ordinances & Resolutions for March 2013
The following Ordinances were adopted during the Regular Borough Council Meeting on Monday, March 18, 2013. Please note that other, more routine matters were conducted as well.
Ordinance 2013-01: An Ordinance amending Section 304(f) of the Land Development Code of the Borough of Palmyra.
Adopted in cooperation with the Land Use Board, this ordinance defines Accessory Buildings and Structures and limits their size and other criteria and requires approval by the Zoning Official.
Ordinance 2013-02: An Ordinance regulating the display of merchandise and goods by merchants within certain zones.
Also adopted in cooperation with the Land Use Board, the purpose of this ordinance is to permit certain displays in store fronts and on sidewalks in order to assist merchants to market their merchandise and goods in order to enhance the vitality and commerce of the Town Center Commercial and other zoning districts of the Borough.
Ordinance 2013-04: An Ordinance amending Ordinance No. 2012-37.
Ordinance 2012-37 previously prohibited contractors and commercial landscapers from disposing of yard waste as trash for collection by the Borough. This new ordinance allows for exceptions to that rule by permitting Senior Citizens and residents who are physically disabled to obtain a free permit, which would allow them to hire a landscaper to place the yard waste at the curb for pickup.
Ordinance 2013-05: An Ordinance amending Chapter 90 of the Code of the Borough of Palmyra prohibiting parking on portions of Cinnaminson Avenue.
This ordinance prohibits parking on Cinnaminson Avenue for 85 feet in each direction at the intersection with Charles Street. This ordinance is intended to make that intersection safer for school children, pedestrians and vehicular traffic attempting to cross Cinnaminson Avenue. Later this year a pedestrian crossing light will be installed at this intersection as well.
Ordinance 2013-06: An Ordinance prohibiting Animals in Borough-owned buildings.
This ordinance prohibits the public from bringing animals into Borough-owned buildings, which had created an unsanitary and disruptive environment for our residents. Service Animals and Police Dogs are exempt from the restriction.
The following Ordinance was introduced and scheduled for Public Hearing and final Adoption on April 15, 2013 at 7:00 PM
Ordinance 2013-08: An Ordinance to amend Ordinance 2001-20 Creating a Length of Service Awards Program (LOSAP) to reward members of the Palmyra Fire Department for their loyal, diligent and devoted services to the residents of the Borough of Palmyra, by adopting provisions for an automatic annual increase pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:14-185(f), equivalent to the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index.
This ordinance provides for an annual cost of living allowance in the Borough-funded LOSAP pension program for Palmyra Fire Department members equal to the annual increase in the Consumer Price Index.
The following Resolutions were approved during the Regular Borough Council Meeting on Monday, March, 18, 2013. Please note that other, more routine matters were conducted as well.
Resolution 2013-73, supporting the implementation of a Workplace Wellness Program for Borough employees in order to encourage better employee health and wellness and thereby reducing missed work days due to sickness and injury.
Resolution 2013-74, authorizing the sale of a surplus Public Works dump truck to Riverton for $6700.00.
Resolutions 2013-75, 76 & 77, appointing Public Works & Sewer Superintendent Tom Ryan as Recycling Coordinator, Clean Communities Coordinator, and Stormwater Coordinator, with no increase in salary.
Resolution 2013-78, authorizing a grant application in conjunction with the YMCA of Burlington and Camden Counties seeking a United States Tennis Association grant for a program to benefit Palmyra students.