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ORDINANCE 2015-09 Creating a Shop Local Program

ADOPTED: June 9, 2015

AN ORDINANCE OF THE BOROUGH OF POINT PLEASANT BEACH, COUNTY OF OCEAN AND STATE OF NEW JERSEY, AMENDING AND SUPPLEMENTING CHAPTER V OF THE BOROUGH CODE, ENTITLED “LICENSING GENERAL” TO ADD A NEW SECTION PROVIDING FOR LICENSING OF REWARD TYPE PROGRAMS

WHEREAS, the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach would like to provide the residents and businesses an opportunity to participate in a shop local program that provides property tax relief for residents; and
WHEREAS, the Borough wishes to provide for the efficient administration of any such program;
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED, by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach, County of Ocean, State of New Jersey, as follows:

SECTION I:
There shall be a new section added to Chapter V entitled “Licensing General” as follows:
1. Any vendor who offers reward programs which includes the payment of taxes for Point Pleasant Beach taxpayers who shop at participating Point Pleasant Beach-based businesses shall before implementing such a program obtain a license as provided for in this section.
2. The program shall be administered solely by the vendor who shall undertake to register interested taxpayers and Point Pleasant Beach-based businesses.
3. The vendor shall pay to the Borough a license fee in the amount of $25 yearly and shall submit to the Borough Business Administrator all information necessary as may be reasonably required in order to determine the truth or validity of the statements contained in the application.
4. Conditions. The Borough shall establish the necessary reporting requirement for any payment of taxes made to the Borough by the vendor. The Borough shall not be responsible for any impact of program participation on mortgage escrow calculations. The Borough shall not be responsible for any changes in property ownership.


SECTION II:

All ordinances or parts thereof which are inconsistent with the provisions of this Ordinance are hereby repealed to the extent of their inconsistencies.

SECTION III:

In the event any section, part or provision of this Ordinance shall be held unconstitutional or invalid by any Court, such holding shall not affect the validity of this Ordinance or any remaining part of this Ordinance other than the part held unconstitutional or invalid.

SECTION III:

This Ordinance shall take effect immediately upon its final passage and publication as required by law.

SECTION IV:
The Borough Clerk is hereby directed, upon adoption of the Ordinance after public hearing thereon, to publish notice of the passage thereof and to file a copy of this Ordinance as finally adopted as required by New Jersey law.

NOTICE
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the foregoing Ordinance was introduced and approved on first reading at the regular meeting of the Borough Council of the Borough of Point Pleasant Beach, in the County of Ocean, held on the 19th day of May 2015 and will be considered for second reading and final passage at the regular meeting of said governing body to be held on the 9th day of June 2015 at 7:30 p.m. in the Council Chambers, Borough Hall, 416 New Jersey Avenue, Point Pleasant Beach, New Jersey at which time and place any person desiring to be heard will be given an opportunity to be so heard.


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EILEEN A. FARRELL, RMC
Municipal Clerk


Published May20, 2015 | New Ordinances | 2097


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