Random Notes on NJ Government

Appeals court upholds Ridgefield Park’s taking of building to satisfy fines levied against owner.

On July 25, 2012, an owner of four properties in Ridgefield Park Village (Bergen County) was ordered to execute a deed conveying one of his properties to the Village to satisfy $177,000 in “Unsafe Structure” penalties that the Ridgefield Municipal Court ordered him to pay.  The owner appealed.  Today, the Appellate Division, in a ruling on-line here, affirmed the ruling.

By John Paff

Chairman of the New Jersey Libertarian Party's Open Government Advocacy Project