WHEREAS, the “Uniform Shared Services and Consolidation Act,” N.J.S.A. 40A:65-1, et seq. (the “Act”), authorizes local units of this State to enter into an agreement with any other local unit or units to provide or receive any service that each local unit participating in the agreement is empowered to provide or receive in its own jurisdiction; and
WHEREAS, the City of Asbury Park (the “City”) and the Township of Ocean Sewerage Authority (the “Authority”) have determined that it would advantageous for the City of Asbury park to enter into an agreement for technical rescue services for confined space entry to the Authority; and
WHEREAS, in the spirit of inter-municipal cooperation, and in furtherance of the principles underlying the Act, the Parties have negotiated a Shared Services Agreement (the “Agreement”), which sets forth the terms and conditions associated with this undertaking, a copy of which is attached hereto and made a part hereof; and
WHEREAS, the Mayor and City Council wish to authorize the City to enter into this Agreement, or one which is substantially similar thereto and which meets with the approval of the Municipal Attorney, and to authorize the Mayor and City Clerk to execute same on behalf of the City.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE AND IT IS HEREBY RESOLVED, by the Mayor and City Council of the City of Asbury Park, as follows:
1. The Mayor is hereby authorized to execute, and the City Clerk to attest, the attached Agreement, or one which is substantially similar thereto and which meets with the approval of the Municipal Attorney, on behalf of the City.
2. The City of Asbury Park shall bill for costs upon adoption of the services rendered.
3. This Agreement shall be effective through December 31, 2022, unless extended by the agreement of both parties in writing prior to December 31, 2022.
4. That a certified copy of this Resolution and a copy of the attached Agreement shall be provided to each of the following:
a. City of Ocean Sewerage Authority
b. Michael Capabianco, City Manager
c. Kevin Keddy, Fire Chief
d. Frederick C. Raffetto, Esq., Municipal Attorney
e. JoAnn Boos, Chief Financial Officer