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Month: December 2016

Deliberating behind closed doors

NJFOG 2012 Workshop: Session 1 (OPRA & OPMA) – Published on Apr 18, 2014. This YouTube segment discusses how public bodies sometimes make little attempt to deliberate in public.


Allendale buys 220-230 W Crescent

The Borough of Allendale Governing Body recently approved the purchase of 220-230 W Crescent Ave for $13.75MM. Find below documents that discuss and support this transaction – including M&C meeting agendas and minutes, resolutions, the Letter of Intent, contract to purchase property, Read more…


Availability of DRAFT minutes

Published on Apr 19, 2014 – NJFOG’s 2012 Open Government Workshop: Session 6 discussed OPMA (Open Public Meetings Act). This YouTube segment discusses the fact that minutes do not have to be approved and that the Records Custodian can make Read more…


Municipal Clerk as gatekeeper

Published on Apr 19, 2014 – NJFOG’s 2012 Open Government Workshop: Session 6 discussed OPMA (Open Public Meetings Act). This YouTube segment discusses how the Municipal Clerk is the gatekeeper for minutes- and can determine when they are available.


Videotaping meetings

Published on Apr 19, 2014 – NJFOG’s 2012 Open Government Workshop: Session 6 discussed OPMA (Open Public Meetings Act). This YouTube segment discusses the limitation on videotaping public meetings. 


Franklin Township email notification

The Township of Franklin, NJ offers email notification for many of their services, including meetings of their public bodies. It would be great if the Borough of Allendale would utilize a similar service.  It’s a great tool to keep residents informed.