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Tuesday, April 15, 2003

Chairman, Dr. Bernard Ross, who read the Open Public Meeting Act Statement prescribed by law, called the meeting to order at 8:00 P.M. Notice of the meeting was published in the Ridgewood News on June 28, 2002, posted in the Township Hall and filed in the Township Clerk’s office.

Minutes of the meeting are available from the Township Clerk, the Secretary of the Housing Commission and the Municipal Web site upon adoption by the Commission.

Salute To The Flag.

Present: Martel, Plicinski, Raiz, Ross, Snyder

Absent: Brotherton, Calandrillo

Donna Tamayne, Associate Township Attorney was present.

Plicinski made the motion to approve the minutes of March 18, 2003 Housing Commission meeting. Raiz seconded. Motion approved. Snyder abstained.

Public Portion

On a motion by Martel, seconded by Snyder the meeting was opened to the Public. Motion approved.

No Public in attendance.

Martel moved to close the Public Portion. Snyder seconded. Motion approved.


The Resolution by the Township Council submitted to the New Jersey Housing and Mortgage Finance Agency for consideration in amending the rules by which it monitors compliance with Low Income Housing Tax Credit program was reviewed by the Commission. Ross thanked the Council for supporting the request from the residents of Norfolk Village. Tamayne spoke to Deborah Urban at NJHMFA, the Resolution was received. There has been an extension of the open period for comments. Concerned parties may submit additional information and comments to NJHMFA and COAH during this open period.

Housing Manager’s Report
Report A Two one bedroom units in the higher tiers remain available for rent. There are four sales pending. One unit is for sale and will move quickly.

Report B Moved to Closed Session due to possible litigation.

Report C Status remained the same.

Report D Tamayne will contact the Atty. representing the unit in pending Foreclosure. She will do a Resolution for Township Council to accept the proposal from Ridge Gardens at Mahwah Condominium Association.

Report E, E-1, E-2 Balance is in excess of $550,000.00.

Unfinished Business

a. Draft letter – Unit Expirations-Option to Buy- tabled for May meeting.

Tamayne contacted Keith Henderson, COAH to investigate the possibility of altering the Affordable Housing Plan regarding rentals, upon the expiration of the twenty-five years. Reed mentioned the six year COAH Substantive Certification will expire in 2004; perhaps we should inquire what time table needs to be set for the renewal process. Martel asked Tamayne to check on this.

New Business

a. C.O.A.H. – Annual Monitoring Report-report was reviewed and will be submit to

Closed Session

At 8:30 PM Plicinski made a Motion to enter into Closed Session to discuss possible ligatition. Raiz seconded. Motion carried.

At 9:00 PM Martel made the Motion to return to Open Session. Snyder seconded. Motion carried.

The next Housing Commission meeting is Tuesday, May 20, 2003.

Being no further business Martel made a motion for adjournment at 9:00 P.M., seconded by Snyder. Motion approved.

Respectfully submitted,

Mary Ann Reed
Recording Secretary

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