Kennedy officials voted to pause enforcement on a newly-passed food truck permit ordinance and enacted a new ordinance laying out user costs for township record requests, during the June 10 meeting.
The new ordinance requires residents pay $1.25 per copy and $8.00 per hour for research costs associated with Right to Know requests.
Mel Weinstein, Treasurer and Interim Manager, said township officials had been “been bombarded with requests like this which takes a lot of our time.”
Explaining the board’s reasons for issuing the stay, Weinstein said the board determined “there were many unanswered questions that needed to be clarified” after passing the ordinance in May and issued a temporary stay while the issues are resolved.
Also during the meeting, State Rep. Anita Kulik and a representative from State Sen. Wayne Fontana’s office presented a $382,771 presentation check for work to sure up parts of Aiken Road against landslide risks.
Weinstein emphasized the check was purely symbolic, and said the township will not be able to begin work until the funds arrive in the township’s account, which could take several months.