Dear Highland Park Borough,

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

Kathleen Davies, Highland Park Borough

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Dear Mr. Kratovil,
Highland Park Borough does not have any of the above.
Kind regards,
Kathleen Davies

Tax Assessing Clerk

Highland Park Borough

221 South Fifth Avenue

Highland Park, NJ   08904

 

732-819-3783  

Jennifer Santiago, Highland Park Borough

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Good Morning, 
Please see the attached documents responsive to your request, if you have
any questions please do not hesitate to contact the office. 
Thank you and have a good day, 
Jennifer
[1][IMG][2] 31 River Road Long Term Tax Exempt Application ...
[3][IMG][4] Financial Agreement - Recorded Copy.pdf
Jennifer A Santiago
Deputy Borough Clerk/Deputy Registrar
Planning/Zoning/Redevelopment Clerk
The Borough of Highland Park  
County of Middlesex, State of New Jersey
221 South 5th Avenue
Highland Park, New Jersey 08904
TEL. (732) 819-3782
FAX (732) 777-6006
  

 

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3. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_RHz9UM...
4. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1_RHz9UM...

Dear Ms. Santiago,
I am confused by the document provided. At first I was told there are no properties with LTTE's. Has there been one approved for 31 River Road? Please advise.

Yours sincerely,

Charlie Kratovil

Jennifer Santiago, Highland Park Borough

Yes there was one approved for 31 River Road, those were the documents
provided.   If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact
the office.   
Thank you and have a great day,
Jennifer
Jennifer A Santiago
Deputy Borough Clerk/Deputy Registrar
Planning/Zoning/Redevelopment Clerk
The Borough of Highland Park  
County of Middlesex, State of New Jersey
221 South 5th Avenue
Highland Park, New Jersey 08904
TEL. (732) 819-3782
FAX (732) 777-6006
  

 

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Dear Jennifer Santiago,

Please see my original request and provide the requested documents for 31 River Road. Thank you.

Yours sincerely,

Charlie Kratovil

Jennifer Santiago, Highland Park Borough

Hi Charlie, 
I believe what you are looking for is contained in the two documents
provided, unless I am missing something.
No payments have been made as the project is under construction.  
Please advise.  Thank you, 
Jennifer
Jennifer A Santiago
Deputy Borough Clerk/Deputy Registrar
Planning/Zoning/Redevelopment Clerk
The Borough of Highland Park  
County of Middlesex, State of New Jersey
221 South 5th Avenue
Highland Park, New Jersey 08904
TEL. (732) 819-3782
FAX (732) 777-6006
  

 

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Dear Jennifer Santiago,

Long-term tax exemptions must be approved by an act of the Borough Council, in response to a formal application filed by the property owner. Records of payments are only one item I have requested (item #3). Below are the other four items I have requested:

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
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

You probably won't have anything for item #4 either, but I will need complete records for items #1, #2, and #5. If you do have a financial statement from the urban renewal entity, please provide that as well.

Yours sincerely,

Charlie Kratovil

Dear Ms. Santiago,
Upon further review, I was able to access the links that were previously not working for me (had to request permission) and I can now see the items requested. Thank you for your assistance.

Yours sincerely,

Charlie Kratovil

Jennifer Santiago, Highland Park Borough

Great! Let me know if you need anything further. 
Have a good day, 
Jennifer
Jennifer A Santiago
Deputy Borough Clerk/Deputy Registrar
Planning/Zoning/Redevelopment Clerk
The Borough of Highland Park  
County of Middlesex, State of New Jersey
221 South 5th Avenue
Highland Park, New Jersey 08904
TEL. (732) 819-3782
FAX (732) 777-6006
  

 

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Elizabeth Chevry, Highland Park Borough

Good Evening,
In regards to your recent OPRA request, we have no certificates of
occupancy to provide.
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Elizabeth Chevry
Housing Clerk
The Borough of Highland Park
221 South Fifth Avenue
Highland Park, NJ 08904