HOUSING COMMISSION MEETING
The meeting was called to order at by Chairman, Dr. Bernard Ross, who read the Open Public Meetings Act Statement as prescribed by law. Notice was advertised in the Bergen Record on May 25, 2005 stating that the meeting would be held in room 311 of the Municipal Building located at 475 Corporate Drive, Mahwah, New Jersey on Tuesday, June 20, 2006.
Notice of the meeting is posted on the Municipal Bulletin Board and the Municipal Web-site. The minutes of the meeting shall be available from the Township Clerk, Secretary of the Housing Commission and the Municipal Web-site upon adoption by the Commission.
Present Commission Members: Mr. Brotherton, Mrs. Calandrillo, Mrs. Raiz, Dr. Ross, Mrs. Wiley
Also present, Ms. Nilufer DeScherer, Associate Township Attorney.
Absent Commission Member: Mayor Martel, Mrs. Snyder
Mrs. Calandrillo made the motion, seconded by Mr. Brotherton to approve the minutes of
On a motion by Mrs. Calandrillo, seconded by Mrs. Wiley, the minutes of the
Mrs. Calandrillo moved, seconded by Mrs. Wiley, to open the Public Portion of the meeting. All present agreed.
There being no Public in attendance, Mrs.Calandrillo made the motion, seconded by Mr. Brotherton to close the Public Portion. All in favor. Motion approved.
Discussion ensued at the request of Mrs. Raiz regarding a May 24th letter from the state regarding the third round substantive certification. Ms. DeScherer gave an overview of the requirements in the letter:
HOUSING MANAGER’S REPORTS
Report A-Sales/Rentals- Two units are listed for rental.
Report B- Violations/Potential Violations:
Report C- Pending Foreclosures:
Report D- Current Foreclosure List:
389 Poet’s Way- Ms. DeScherer has not received any response to her letter ofApril 18, 2006 addressed to the Attorney for Ameriquest Mortgage Company. Further discussion moved to Executive Session
Ms. DeScherer will check her files to determine if a Title Search was done
on this unit.
Report E thru E-3 Affordable Housing Trust Fund – Mrs. Raiz reported the current balance of $1,167,331.84. Development fees collected through
Ms. DeScherer reported the Ordinance increasing the Development fees was approved by the Township Council; it must be published with the twenty day waiting period and then sent onto C.O.A.H. for endorsement.
Ameriquest Mortgage Co.-389 Poet’s Way- Unit has been sold to a company who purchased the lien. Title search should have shown the judgement against the property. Mrs. DeScherer informed the buyer that the Township will purchase the property at a Sheriff’s sale. Attorney DeScherer is waiting for a response from the company which purchased the lien.
Procedure for Sheriff’s Sale- No discussion
Attorney Letters for unit sales – No discussion
Ordinances- Ordinances #138 and #141 have been approved by the Town Council. Mrs. Raiz will follow up with
a. Dr. Ross stated hat Maryann Reed’s replacement is Dorothy McDonough formerly with the Health Department.
There Being no further business or discussion, Mrs. Wiley made a motion to adjourn at , seconded by Mrs. Calandrillo and, approved by all present.
The next scheduled Housing Commission meeting is
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