HOUSING COMMISSION MEETING
TUESDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2004
The meeting was called to order at 8:00 PM by Chairman Dr. Bernard Ross, who read the Open Public Meetings Act Statement as prescribed by law. Notice was advertised in the Ridgewood News on June 11, 2004 stating this meeting would be held in Room 311 in the Municipal Offices at 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey on Tuesday, September 21, 2004 at 8:00 PM.
Notice of this meeting is posted on the Municipal Bulletin Board. The minutes of this meeting shall be available from the Township Clerk, Secretary of the Housing Commission and the Municipal Web site upon adoption by the Commission.
Salute to the Flag.
Present: Commission members Calandrillo, Martel, Plicinski, Raiz, Ross and Snyder.
Absent: Commission member Brotherton
Also present Nilufer DeScherer, Associate Township Atty.
Upon discussion by members of the Commission a decision was made to change the scheduled October meeting from Tuesday, October 19 to Tuesday October 26, 2004.
Snyder made a motion seconded by Plicinski to accept the minutes of June 15, 2004 Housing Commission meeting. All in favor. Motion carried. Calandrillo abstained due to absence.
Snyder made the motion to approve the minutes of the June 15, 2004 Closed Session. Plicinski seconded. All in favor. Motion carried. Calandrillo abstained due to absence.
On a motion by Calandrillo, seconded by Snyder, the meeting was opened to the Public. All in favor. Motion carried.
No Public in attendance.
Calandrillo moved to close the Public Portion, seconded by Snyder. All in favor. Motion carried.
Correspondence was reviewed and discussed. A Summons will be issued to the owner in violation of the Affordable Housing Plan.
Snyder referred to the COAH Newsletter of June/July 2004 regarding the revised ratios. DeScherer forwarded the information to the Twp. Planner for comment. The re-proposed rules were published in the New Jersey Register on August 16th. Calandrillo asked if the proposed rules apply to new nonresidential construction and not corporations who would be moving into existing buildings. DeScherer confirmed her interpretation.
DeScherer requested approval from the Commission for the Twp. Planner to comment on the re-proposed COAH rules by the October 15, 2004 deadline if necessary. Commission approved.
HOUSING MANAGER’S REPORTS
Report A – Current Sales/ Rental units-Two units listed for sale. However, when potential buyers were sent to see the unit at 1102 Sage Court, a water problem was found. The owner is working with the Darlington Ridge Association to remedy the situation and make the necessary repairs. The unit will be removed from the re-sale list at the present time. Once the condition is corrected the Affordable Housing Dept. will be informed. It should take approximately 6-8 weeks.
In addition, there are three units with sale pendings and two rental pendings.
Report B – Violation/Potential Violations-
a. 1417 Faulkner Ct., -Owner appeared in Court on 6/22/04 paid $500.00 fee plus Court Costs and Fines.
b. 735 Pepperidge Ct. – Submitted copy of Lease but has not paid the $500.00, a Summons will be issued.
Report C – Pending Foreclosures- Report reviewed
Report D – Current Foreclosures –
a. 389 Poet’s Way – Moved to Closed Session
b. 1411 Faulkner Ct. & 2017 Hawthorne Ct. - DeScherer has prepared the Motion and will file for the recovery of the funds.
Report E, E-1, 2 & 3 –Development Fee report was reviewed. Raiz sent a Memo to the Zoning Officer and Construction Official on several units requesting a status up date. The Construction Official reported that the residences have not received their CO’s and have not closed as of yet. The account balance is in excess of $900,000.00.
a. Ridge Gardens:-1411 Faulkner Ct., 2107 Hawthorne Ln. - See Report D, item b above.
b. Letter to owners-Re: Refinance, etc.- DeScherer tabled
c. Deed Language-Re: Municipal POA- DeScherer prepared a Draft for review and to be discussed at the October meeting.
Ross requested DeScherer to contact COAH by the October meeting and inquire if it is possible as units are sold, if a no rental restriction can be enforced.
a. Reorganization – Calandrillo made the Motion to continue with the current Chairman, seconded by Snyder.
ROLL CALL: yes, Calandrillo, yes, Martel, yes, Plicinski, yes, Raiz, yes, Snyder.
Dr. Ross was reappointed as Chairman for the 2004-2005 year.
b. Violation – 735 Pepperidge Rd. See Report B, item b above.
At 9:00 PM Snyder made a motion, seconded by Calandrillo, to enter into Closed Session, for the purpose of discussing the Ameriquest correspondence.
At 9:10 PM Calandrillo made a motion, seconded by Snyder, to return to Open Session. All in favor. Motion carried.
The next Housing Commission meeting will be on Tuesday, October 26, 2004.
Being no further business, Plicinski made the motion for adjournment at 9:15 PM. Seconded by Martel. All in favor. Motion carried.
Mary Ann Reed
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