Tag: New Jersey municipal ordinance

NJ Court Rules Variance Condition Discriminated Against Renters

Proposed NJ Bill Reinstates Municipal Authority to License Property Rentals

New Jersey lawmakers are currently considering legislation that would expand municipal authority to license rental of real property. Assemblyman John Burzichelli proposed the bill (A-4764) in the wake of the Appellate Division’s recent decision in Timber Glen v. Township of Hamilton.  As previously discussed on this blog, the Appellate Division

New Law Authorizes NJ Municipalities to Pass Ordinances to Address Vacant Properties

Last summer, Governor Chris Christie signed two bills that allow New Jersey municipalities to regulate vacant and abandoned residential properties in foreclosure proceedings. Municipalities may regulate the care, maintenance, security, and upkeep of these properties. As previously reported on this blog, P.L. 2014 c. 5, which took effect on July

NJ Appeals Court Upholds Municipality’s Sewer Ordinance

NJ Appeals Court Upholds Municipality’s Sewer Ordinance

The Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court recently upheld a sewer ordinance enacted by the Borough of Lodi. In Arnot 40 Realty, LLC v. Borough of Lodi, the panel found that the ordinance, which significantly raised rates for non-residential sewer usage, was not arbitrary, capricious, or unreasonable. The

NJ Court Finds Township of Edison Wrongfully Denied Police Promotions

In two related cases, the New Jersey Superior Court’s Appellate Division recently concluded that several “lame duck” police promotions made by the former mayor of the Township of Edison were arbitrary and capricious, requiring the promotions to be set aside. The Facts of the Case The cases both resulted from

NJ Court Rules Bar’s Legal Challenge Is Moot Because Municipality Rescinded Ordinance

NJ Court Rules Bar’s Legal Challenge Is Moot Because Municipality Rescinded Ordinance

Martell’s Tiki Bar’s Legal Challenge to a Point Pleasant Beach ordinance that would have restricted its operating hours is moot because the borough subsequently rescinded the measure, according to a New Jersey Superior Court ruling. The court further concluded that because the bar suffered no damages due to the ordinance, attorney’s