Public Records Information Made Easily Available on the Web

Carteret, NJ – Following a directive issued by Mayor Dan Reiman in July, Borough department heads and staff have made public records and forms readily available on the web at . The decision was made, according to Mayor Reiman, following the successful advancement of the borough website, which has undergone a number of significant improvements including the speed and convenience with which information may now be accessed. The new information has been available on the web since September.

In 2007, the Borough contracted QScend Technologies to provide its content-based web-hosting service to Carteret. QScend Technologies is an industry leader in web-based software solutions and services for municipalities, with more than 2,000 users across the country utilizing its products. The company’s integrated suite of e-Government applications have enabled government agencies to create a Web-based system for capturing, managing, coordinating, and publishing information to multiple target users. By allowing the Borough’s various departments to focus on content rather than the cumbersome nuts and bolts of webpage design, the service has proven to be an asset both to officials and residents.

Since then Carteret’s homepage has undergone a major overhauling that goes beyond its new look. Virtually all public information that was typically limited to printed materials are now available online, and contact information as well as departmental announcements can easily be updated by Borough staff, and accessed by residents.

Although available as a beta version since September and now official since October 1st, the Borough has taken its technology a step further by making all public records and standardized forms available on the web. According to the Mayor and Council, this will be a great advantage and convenience for residents;

“Just about any form you previously needed to visit a Borough Department for can be downloaded and filled out at home,” Councilwoman Susan Naples stated, “and public records that would have been tedious and time consuming to retrieve will be a few clicks away on our homepage.”

Mayor Reiman noted that there are many public meetings that many residents are unable to attend. Minutes from these, along with agendas, ordinances, resolutions, and other documentation will be made available in Microsoft Word and/or PDF format.

“There’s no reason why our local government’s technology shouldn’t be in stride with our other improvements,” Mayor Reiman said, “and our many agendas and objectives for Carteret. Making information more accessible will mean added convenience for residents, but also increased efficiency for municipal operations. Most significant, it will bring residents closer to their local government, and allow them to become more involved with how we function. Bottom line is government employees are here to serve the public trust, and any and all information should be easily available to a resident or taxpayer.”

The Borough’s code, official financial disclosure forms, 2007 employee salaries, municipal budgets, annual audits, financial statements, vendor and bill lists are now available on the borough homepage

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  • Dog and Cat Licenses
  • General License Application
  • Retail Food Establishment Application
  • Retail Food (Mobile) Truck Application
  • Ice Cream Truck Application
  • Hotel/Motel Application
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  • Vending Machine Application
  • Marriage/Civil Union Application Info and Requirements
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  • Rental Thomas J. Deverin Community Center Hall
  • Senior Citizen Registration
  • Office on Aging Medical Emergency Form
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Building Permits
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Zoning Applications
    • Homeowner & Contractor – Lists information concerning Homeowner & Contractor and their dual responsibility (pdf)
    • Application for Flat Work Permit – Application for obtaining permit for Flat Work (pdf)
    • Request Zoning Approval Proposed Shed – Request form for zoning approval on proposed shed (pdf)
    • Land Development – Borough of Carteret Development Ordinance Bulk Schedule(pdf)
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    • Concrete Work
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Engineering Department
  • Sanitary Sewer Application – Connection Application, Tracking Approval, Tracking Completion Forms
  • Road Open Permit – Required form for excavation within borough right-of-ways
  • Land Use Application – Planning / Zoning Application Form
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  • Amusement Games & Distributors
  • Handicapped Parking
  • Precious Metals
  • Trailer Parks
  • Voter Registration – Voter Registration Form for voting.
  • Political Party Affiliation – State of NJ Political Party Affiliation Declaration Form for registered voters that wish to affiliate with a political party
  • Emergency Notification System – Emergency Notification System form to be used for Borough residents that have UNLISTED phone numbers and want to be part of this automated service.
  • Taxi Owner and Taxi Driver
  • Peddlors and Vendors
  • Arcade and Distributors
  • Bingo and Raffle
  • Limousene Registration
  • Applications for Employment – For all types of Municipal positions. Applications are kept on file for three (3) years.
  • (OPRA) Open Public Records Act – Any information requested from any of the Borough Departments, for which copies will be made, must have a completed copy of this form, which will provide the cost and the time limit to which it must be completed.
Police Department
  • ABC License Application
  • Bicycle License
  • Neighborhood Watch Application
OIT – Office of Information Technology
  • CBTv36 Event Announcement Request Form – Use this form to submit, “Event Announcements” for the Carteret Borough’s Tv36, Bulletin Board.

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