An ordinance is a local law set forth by the governing body. The Borough Council is the governing body in Englishtown. Anytime the Governing Body wishes to pass a local law or "ordinance", it must be introduced at a public meeting. Once it is introduced, the Municipal Clerk publishes the ordinance in the legal section of the local paper. The publication indicates the date and time established by the Governing Body for the public hearing on the ordinance. At the public hearing, the ordinance is read by title and then the floor is opened to members of the public who wish to make comments on the ordinance. After the public is finished commenting, the public hearing is closed and the members of the Borough Council vote on the ordinance. If passed, the ordinance is again published in the local paper and takes effect immediately upon publication. The only exception is bond ordinances which take effect 20 days after publication.
To view proposed introduced ordinances currently awaiting public hearing click on the Ordinance No. below:
Bond Ordinance No. 2013-01
Bond Ordinance Providing for the Reconstruction of Center Street,
Appropriating $500,000 Therefor (Including a NJ Dept. of Transportation Grant in the Amount of $210,000)
and Authorizing the Issuance of $265,000 Bonds or Notes of the Borough to Finance Part of the Cost Thereof
Bond Ordinance No. 2013-02
Bond Ordinance Amending & Supplementing Bond Ordinance No. 2011-08
(Which Provides for Various Capital Improvements) Heretofore Finally Adopted by the
Borough of Englishtown on August 24, 2011, as Amended & Supplemented Heretofore,
to Increase the Appropriation Therein by $20,000 and to Increase the Authorization
of Bonds or Notes Therein By $19,000 to Finance Part of the Additional Cost Thereof
Notice is hereby given that the foregoing Bond Ordinances were introduced at a regular meeting of the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Englishtown, County of Monmouth, State of New Jersey, held on February 27, 2013 and passed on First Reading and Introduction. These Ordinances will be further considered for final passage after a public hearing during a regular meeting of said Mayor and Council to be held on March 18, 2012 at 6:30 P.M., 15 Main Street, Englishtown, New Jersey at which time all persons interested will be given an opportunity to be heard concerning such Ordinance.