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In a resolution recently approved by the borough, council listed more than a dozen reasons it opposed N.J. State Senate Bills 1451 and 1452.
“S-1451 includes a number of proposed requirements which involve … impractical requirements and impediments,” the document reads.
In particular, council is disturbed about “a new requirement that agendas provide a description of all agenda items, including the names of parties to and approximate dollar amounts of any contracts to be acted upon.”
I reached out to the borough seeking a comment on why they oppose providing this information. I have to give credit to the borough — and specifically Mayor Robert Klaus — for getting a response to me on the same business day.
That response is below (note: it’s in the same PDF format it was mailed to me):