Friday, March 19, 2021

Bogota Borough Council


     On Thursday-18-March the Bogota Borough Council held their second meeting for the month of March. 
  The Council meeting began with a discussion on a number of topics. These ranged from the possible replacement, or continuing maintenance of the Hook and Ladder Truck for the Bogota Volunteer Fire Department. It was recommended that the Borough obtain two estimates, one for long term and another for short term, repair cost.  Another topic was the need for the Governing Body to consider ordinances regulating legal Cannabis with the Borough. Since recreational use of marijuana was signed into law, in late February,  New Jersey Municipalities have 6 months to adopt ordinances that can fully ban, fully accept, or  allow partial types of “ Marketplace uses”  The Borough Attorney will now draft some sample ordinances with advice from the Council.  Also talked about was a refinement of the ordinance about snow removal from around Fire Hydrants. Currently property owners with a Fire Hydrants on their land have 24 Hours to clear the hydrant after the snow fall stops.  The discussion was on to fine, or bill, the property owner if Borough employees, or volunteers, need to clear the hydrant. No official action was taken on any of the items discussed.  Any formal vote on these will take place at future Council meeting , if needed. 
    Next  the Council voted on the items which are part of the consent agenda. They were passed with an unanimous vote. The agenda items primarily addressed the cooperation agreement to perform maintains, or  repair of  streets and sidewalks with in the Borough. Also passed was  to amend a Bond ordinance regarding the creation if ADA approved ramps at some street corners in the Borough. This was passed and will be open to a Public hearing at the next Council meeting , before being voted on. 
    The next Council meeting will be Thursday -1-April. This is scheduled to start at 7:30p. Log-in information will be posted at a later date.
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