Dear Monroe Township (Middlesex),

Under OPRA and the common law right of access, please provide copies of:

1) all approved applications for long-term tax exemptions (LTTE's), including cover letter, attachments/exhibits, and other accompanying documentation, including receipt/proof of payment for the administrative review fee
2) the ordinances approving each such tax exemption and the financial agreements, including all attachments/exhibits, and other accompanying documentation, for each
3) records sufficient to show the dates and amounts of all payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT's) made in connection with each such tax exemption
4) the most recent financial statement provided by each approved urban renewal entity
5) records sufficient to show the current assessed value of each LTTE property and the date(s) that certificate(s) of occupancy were granted for each

Thank you kindly. Please don't hesitate to contact me at 732-993-9697 if you have any questions about this request.

Yours faithfully,

Charlie Kratovil

Alicia Gonzalez, Monroe Township (Middlesex)

I will be out of the office September 4th - 11th and returning Monday,
September 14, 2020.  Please be advised Monroe Township, Middlesex County
has recently implemented a web based OPRA software system.  If you would
please be so kind to go onto our Township website at
[1]https://main.govpilot.com/web/public/4b3...

 

 

Please send all other OPRA inquiries or questions to Patricia Reid at
[email address] or Christine Robbins at [email address] or the
office can be contacted at 732-656-4573.

 

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Monroe Township (Middlesex)

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Township of Monroe

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-01857

 

Dear Charlie Kratovil,

 

This email is to confirm submission of your Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
request to the Township of Monroe. Additional emails will be sent upon
processing of your request.

 

The request seeks access to the following records:

 

Under OPRA and the common law right of access, please provide copies of: 
1) all approved applications for long-term tax exemptions (LTTE`s),
including cover letter, attachments/exhibits, and other accompanying
documentation, including receipt/proof of payment for the administrative
review fee 2) the ordinances approving each such tax exemption and the
financial agreements, including all attachments/exhibits, and other
accompanying documentation, for each 3) records sufficient to show the
dates and amounts of all payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT`s) made in
connection with each such tax exemption 4) the most recent financial
statement provided by each approved urban renewal entity 5) records
sufficient to show the current assessed value of each LTTE property and
the date(s)  that certificate(s) of occupancy were granted for each

 

A copy of the request is attached for your records.

 

This is an automated email, please do not reply. If you have questions,
comments or need to clarify your OPRA request, please call (732) 656-4574
or email [1][Monroe Township (Middlesex) request email] or [2][email address] and quote
the OPRA reference number above.

 

Sincerely,

 

Township of Monroe

Office of Township Clerk

 

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Monroe Township (Middlesex)

Township of Monroe

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-01857

 

Dear Charlie Kratovil,

 

Alicia Gonzalez has commented the following on 09/14/2020 in regards to
your OPRA Request:

 

This request is too broad in scope and does not identify a specific
record.  A proper request under OPRA must identify, with reasonable
clarity, those documents that are desired.  Custodians are not required to
conduct research or create new records in response to an OPRA request. 
Please re-submit your request indicating a time frame for the requested
documents.

 

This is an automated email, please do not reply. If you have questions,
comments or need to clarify your OPRA request, please call (732) 656-4574
or email [1][Monroe Township (Middlesex) request email] or [2][email address] and quote
the OPRA reference number above.

 

Sincerely,

 

Township of Monroe

Office of Township Clerk

 

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Monroe Township (Middlesex)

Township of Monroe

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-01857

 

Dear Charlie Kratovil,

 

This email is to confirm receipt of your Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
request by the Township of Monroe. The Custodian of Records received your
request on 09/14/2020. As such, the seven (7) business day deadline to
respond to your request is 09/23/2020.

 

The request seeks access to the following records:

 

Under OPRA and the common law right of access, please provide copies of: 
1) all approved applications for long-term tax exemptions (LTTE`s),
including cover letter, attachments/exhibits, and other accompanying
documentation, including receipt/proof of payment for the administrative
review fee 2) the ordinances approving each such tax exemption and the
financial agreements, including all attachments/exhibits, and other
accompanying documentation, for each 3) records sufficient to show the
dates and amounts of all payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT`s) made in
connection with each such tax exemption 4) the most recent financial
statement provided by each approved urban renewal entity 5) records
sufficient to show the current assessed value of each LTTE property and
the date(s)  that certificate(s) of occupancy were granted for each

 

If your request for access to a government record has been denied or
unfilled within the seven (7) business days required by law, you have a
right to challenge the decision by Township of Monroe to deny access. At
your option, you may either institute a proceeding in the Superior Court
of New Jersey or file a complaint with the Government Records Council
(GRC) by completing the Denial of Access Complaint Form.  You may contact
the GRC by toll-free telephone at 866-850-0511, by mail at P.O. Box 819,
Trenton, NJ, 08625, by e-mail at [email address], or at their web site
at www.state.nj.us/grc. The GRC can also answer other questions about the
law.  All questions regarding complaints filed in Superior Court should be
directed to the Court Clerk in your County.

 

This is an automated email, please do not reply. If you have questions,
comments or need to clarify your OPRA request, please call (732) 656-4574
or email [1][Monroe Township (Middlesex) request email] or [2][email address] and quote
the OPRA reference number above.

 

Sincerely,

 

Township of Monroe

Office of Township Clerk

 

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Dear Monroe Township,
Please inquire with the tax assessor and see if there are any active long-term tax exemptions. According to your 2019 user-friendly budget, there are no properties of this kind in your Township (https://monroetwp.com/images/pdfs/UFB201...).

If you can confirm this to still be the case, I will consider my request fulfilled.

Yours faithfully,

Charlie Kratovil

Alicia Gonzalez, Monroe Township (Middlesex)

Good Morning,

Please see below for the response from the Tax Assessor's Department. They have stated that Monroe does not have any long term tax exemptions.

Please let me know if this response fulfills your OPRA Request.

Thank you,

Alicia Gonzalez
Records Management Coordinator
Monroe Township Clerk’s Office

-----Original Message-----
From: Tricia Mercado <[email address]>
Sent: Tuesday, September 15, 2020 10:51 AM
To: Alicia Gonzalez <[email address]>
Subject: RE: OPRA request - Long Term Tax Exemptions and PILOT Payments

No, Monroe Township does not have long term tax exemptions.

Sincerely,
Tricia Mercado
Tricia Mercado, CTA
Deputy Tax Assessor
Division of Assessments
(732) 521-4400 Ext. 138
(732) 656-0239 – Fax
[email address]

-----Original Message-----
From: Alicia Gonzalez
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2020 10:31 AM
To: Tricia Mercado
Subject: FW: OPRA request - Long Term Tax Exemptions and PILOT Payments

Good Morning,

Can you please confirm if there are any active long-term tax exemptions?

Thank you,
Alicia

-----Original Message-----
From: Charlie Kratovil <[OPRA #16471 email]>
Sent: Monday, September 14, 2020 9:54 AM
To: Alicia Gonzalez <[email address]>
Subject: Re: OPRA request - Long Term Tax Exemptions and PILOT Payments

Dear Monroe Township,
Please inquire with the tax assessor and see if there are any active long-term tax exemptions. According to your 2019 user-friendly budget, there are no properties of this kind in your Township (https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url...).

If you can confirm this to still be the case, I will consider my request fulfilled.

Yours faithfully,

Charlie Kratovil

-----Original Message-----

Township of Monroe

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-01857

 

Dear Charlie Kratovil,

 

This email is to confirm receipt of your Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request by the Township of Monroe. The Custodian of Records received your request on 09/14/2020. As such, the seven (7) business day deadline to respond to your request is 09/23/2020.

 

The request seeks access to the following records:

 

Under OPRA and the common law right of access, please provide copies of:
1) all approved applications for long-term tax exemptions (LTTE`s), including cover letter, attachments/exhibits, and other accompanying documentation, including receipt/proof of payment for the administrative review fee 2) the ordinances approving each such tax exemption and the financial agreements, including all attachments/exhibits, and other accompanying documentation, for each 3) records sufficient to show the dates and amounts of all payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT`s) made in connection with each such tax exemption 4) the most recent financial statement provided by each approved urban renewal entity 5) records sufficient to show the current assessed value of each LTTE property and the date(s)  that certificate(s) of occupancy were granted for each

 

If your request for access to a government record has been denied or unfilled within the seven (7) business days required by law, you have a right to challenge the decision by Township of Monroe to deny access. At your option, you may either institute a proceeding in the Superior Court of New Jersey or file a complaint with the Government Records Council
(GRC) by completing the Denial of Access Complaint Form.  You may contact the GRC by toll-free telephone at 866-850-0511, by mail at P.O. Box 819, Trenton, NJ, 08625, by e-mail at [email address], or at their web site at https://urldefense.proofpoint.com/v2/url.... The GRC can also answer other questions about the law.  All questions regarding complaints filed in Superior Court should be directed to the Court Clerk in your County.

 

This is an automated email, please do not reply. If you have questions, comments or need to clarify your OPRA request, please call (732) 656-4574 or email [1][Monroe Township (Middlesex) request email] or [2][email address] and quote the OPRA reference number above.

 

Sincerely,

 

Township of Monroe

Office of Township Clerk

 

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Dear Ms. Gonzalez,
That's terrific, thank you for your assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Charlie Kratovil

Monroe Township (Middlesex)

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Township of Monroe

Open Records Request

 

Reference # OPRA-2020-01857

 

Dear Charlie Kratovil,

 

The Township of Monroe has fulfilled your Open Public Records Act (OPRA)
request dated 09/14/2020.

 

The request sought access to the following records:

 

Under OPRA and the common law right of access, please provide copies of: 
1) all approved applications for long-term tax exemptions (LTTE`s),
including cover letter, attachments/exhibits, and other accompanying
documentation, including receipt/proof of payment for the administrative
review fee 2) the ordinances approving each such tax exemption and the
financial agreements, including all attachments/exhibits, and other
accompanying documentation, for each 3) records sufficient to show the
dates and amounts of all payments in lieu of taxes (PILOT`s) made in
connection with each such tax exemption 4) the most recent financial
statement provided by each approved urban renewal entity 5) records
sufficient to show the current assessed value of each LTTE property and
the date(s)  that certificate(s) of occupancy were granted for each

 

The records are being transmitted to you via Email. Pursuant to N.J.S.A.
47:1A-5.b. the cost associated with this request is $0.00.

 

You have a right to challenge the decision by Township of Monroe to deny
access. At your option, you may either institute a proceeding in the
Superior Court of New Jersey or file a complaint with the Government
Records Council (GRC) by completing the Denial of Access Complaint Form. 
You may contact the GRC by toll-free telephone at 866-850-0511, by mail at
P.O. Box 819, Trenton, NJ, 08625, by e-mail at [email address], or at
their web site at www.state.nj.us/grc. The GRC can also answer other
questions about the law.  All questions regarding complaints filed in
Superior Court should be directed to the Court Clerk in your County.

 

This is an automated email, please do not reply. If you have questions,
comments or need to clarify your OPRA request, please call (732) 656-4574
or email [1][Monroe Township (Middlesex) request email] or [2][email address] and quote
the OPRA reference number above.

 

Sincerely,

 

Township of Monroe

Office of Township Clerk

 

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