AUTHORIZING EMERGENCY ACTION DURING THE PERIOD OF TIME THAT THE GOVERNOR OF NEW JERSEY DECLARES COVID-19 TO CONSTITUTE A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY
ADOPTED: April 8, 2020
WHEREAS, due to the ongoing outbreak of respiratory illness (“COVID-19”) caused by a novel coronavirus that can be spread from person to person, the Secretary of the United States Department of Health and Human Services and the Governor of the State of New Jersey have declared that COVID-19 constitutes a public health emergency; and
WHEREAS, in light of the public health emergency, it is necessary to take all reasonable action necessary to protect the health, safety and welfare of the employees, community and facilities of Morristown Partners, Inc. (the “Partnership”) without further authorization from the Partnership’s Board of Trustees (the “Board”) during the period of time in which the Governor of the State of New Jersey declares COVID-19 to constitute a public health emergency.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Board of Trustees of Morristown Partners, Inc., as follows:
In order to provide a fair, open, and safe election process, the timelines and procedures for the 2020 election to the Board (the “Election”) is hereby amended as follows:
The deadline for self-nominations as a candidate in the Election is hereby adjourned to Friday, June 26, 2020. All self-nominations shall be received by the Partnership by the close of business on that date.
The deadline for ballots to be received by the Partnership is hereby adjourned to Monday, July 27, 2020. All ballots shall be received by the Partnership by the close of business on that date.
Counting of the ballots shall take place during the week of July 27, 2020, and an announcement of the results shall be made on Friday, July 31, 2020.
The winning candidates in the Election shall serve a shortened term commencing August 1, 2020 and expiring April 30, 2023.
The 2021 election cycle will reset on time.
The Partnership shall send a mailing to all members in May of these new election timelines and procedures in May.
Self-nominations for five seats on the Morristown Partnership Special Improvement District’s (SID) Board of Trustees are accepted in March of each year, an election is conducted in April.
In order to be listed on the Ballot of Nominees, you must be an SID member (an owner of commercial real estate (Class 1 or 4) that is subject to assessment or the owner of a business, or the authorized representative and employee of an owner of a business, located in an assessed property within the Special Improvement District; specific requirements can be found in the Corporation’s By-Laws). This would exclude church, governmental, non-profit or owner-occupied residential properties.
Annually, there are five (5) seats available for three-year terms beginning May 1 and ending April 30.
You are entitled to vote if you are a commercial property owner or business owner paying a special assessment in the Special Improvement District, or the official designee of the property or business owner.
Paper ballots will be mailed and available for download.
Each assessed property has one vote and must be cast by the entity, or entities, which own(s) the property. Only one ballot may be cast for each such entity. Each “bona fide” business located within the Special Improvement District (a business with a separate and distinct existence from all other businesses located at the same property) also has one vote.
Ballots must be returned to Morristown Partnership for tabulation, by the League of Women Voters, by the posted deadline.
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