Wirths bill replacing county snail-mail notices with emails set for Assembly action

Wirths bill replacing county snail-mail notices with emails set for Assembly action

Harold J. Wirths

TRENTON, N.J. – The Assembly votes Monday on legislation allowing counties to send proposed bond ordinances to municipalities by email.

“Everybody wins when we pass a bill that increases efficiency, improves reliability and saves taxpayer dollars,” said Assemblyman Hal Wirths (R-Sussex), sponsor of the bill (A4476). “We should be passing more cost-saving bills like this and providing direct relief to property tax payers.”

Counties operating under the optional county charter law are required to mail proposed ordinances to municipal clerks. The paperwork can be up to 25 pages and must be sent to as many as 70 municipalities.

Wirths’ measure allows optional county charter counties to modernize with email and provides clarification on the process for non-charter counties.

“People have been relying on email for almost 20 years now,” said Wirths. “We can use technology to replace the old, inefficient ways and save taxpayer money.”

Assemblyman Parker Space (R-Sussex) co-sponsors the bill.