HASBROUCK HEIGHTS, NJ - As a result of the ongoing pandemic, the Borough of Hasbrouck Heights Council approved a new meeting schedule for the months of May through August at Tuesday evening’s Council meeting.  The meeting, which took place virtually started at 6 pm, and access was available virtually through ZOOM and via conference call.

Instead of meeting the second and fourth Tuesday of the month, the meetings will be held on the following dates:

  • Tuesday, May 19, (Special meeting for the introduction of the budget)
  • Tuesday, June 16
  • Tuesday, July 7
  • Tuesday, August 11

All meetings will start at 6pm, instead of the regular meeting time of 8 pm

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As part of the resolution, Borough Administrator/Financial Officer Michael Kronyak is authorized from the May 12 until August 11, 2020, to approve and pay bills that he deems essential to the operation of the Borough but which cannot be approved because of the reduction of public meeting dates.

An extension of this emergency action shall be considered at the August 11, 2020 meeting.

Additionally, the Council approved a resolution authorizing two contracts to establish online payment process that will include options for credit card/debit card payment and which will provide the applicable fees be paid by user as well as an option for an e-check with no fee.

The contracts are with: 

  • Cit-e-net, 1395 Route 23 South, Suite 6, Butler, NJ (to provide an online payment program to be added to our current tax collection system portal to be included on the Borough Website.)
  • TSYS/Heartland 1 Heartland Way, Jeffersonville, Indiana (to provide the credit card processing and electronic payment services for a service charge currently set at 3% to be paid by the user in the form of a convenience fee.) 

Additionally, Ordinance 2459 to establish a “Cap Bank” to exceed the Municipal Budget Appropriation Limits for the Calendar Year 2020 was also passed.  

Under NJSA 40AL4045.15a, a Cap Bank provides that a municipality, when authorized by ordinance, appropriate the difference between the amount of its actual final appropriation and the 3.5% percentage rate as an exception to its final appropriations in either of the next two succeeding years.

 

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