Fire Prevention Bureau

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Dear Berkeley Township,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested: I'm requesting as per the budget of Berkeley Township. What is the $26,500.00 dollars for Berkeley and South Toms River used for through the fire Prevention Bureau? Please explain in detail.

Yours faithfully,

Dawn Parks

Dear Berkeley Township,
I'm requesting the amount of funds the fire prevention budget and housing budget to any other part of budget from 2012 to present? Including all transfers.

Yours faithfully,

Dawn Parks

Karen Stallings, Berkeley Township

This is a request for information not a specific document. MAG Entm’t, LLC v. Div. of Alcohol Beverage Control, 375 N.J. Super. 534 (App. Div. 2005): The Court held that “[w]hile OPRA provides an alternative means of access to government
documents not otherwise exempted from its reach, it is not intended as a research tool litigants may use to force government officials to identify and siphon useful information. Rather, OPRA simply operates to make identifiable government records ‘readily accessible for inspection, copying, or examination.’ N.J.S.A. 47:1A-1.” Please specify a DOCUMENT you are requesting ie budget or transfer resolution specifying the year or resolution

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Dear Karen Stallings,

Yours sincerely,

Dawn Parks

Karen Stallings, Berkeley Township

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I have Attached all Budget transfers for 2012 to the present. Transfers are done via Resolution ONLY as per the below Statutory reference
Statutory Rules for Budget Transfers:
A. APPROPRIATION TRANSFERS
1. During the last two (2) months of the current budget fiscal year, by a resolution adopted by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the full membership. Funds are transferred from one line item to another. [N.J.S.A. 40A:4-58] 10/31/04
2. During the first three (3) months of a succeeding year, by a resolution adopted by a two-thirds (2/3) vote of the full membership. (Although the fiscal year has ended, some funds remain which are called "reserves." These appropriation reserves can be transferred from one line item to another within that budget through this process.) [N.J.S.A. 40A:4-59] 10/31/04
3. The exception to N.J.S.A. 40A:4-58 and N.J.S.A. 40A:4-59 is that no transfers may be made from an appropriation outside the CAP to an appropriation within the CAP. Also, no transfers shall be made among outside CAP appropriations except transfers may be made among debt service appropriations only. [N.J.S.A. 40A:4-38] 10/31/04

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