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Dear Clark Township,

This is a request for public records made under OPRA and the common law right of access. I am not required to fill out an official form. Please acknowledge receipt of this message.
Records requested:

Records from 2022
1) All abandoned/vacant residential properties
2) All residential properties with delinquent taxes
3) All residential properties for which a Lis Pendens notice has been filed or that are currently in probate
4) All properties that are absentee-owned
5) All properties with delinquent water and sewer which date back up to 1 year, including amounts owed
6) All properties currently listed with water shut-off notice
7) All properties with code violations, including the type of violation
8) All properties with notices of abatement
If Not Available Please Send Whatever is available on the list.
Preferably In excel format if not PDF is Fine.
Again, I appreciate your attention to this matter and thank you in advance for your help.

Yours faithfully,

Kelly Coca

Clerk's Dept., Clark Township

I will be out of the office May 5, 2022.  For immediate assistance or to
send an OPRA request contact [email address] or
[email address]

 

Edith L. Merkel, RMC
Township Clerk
Township of Clark
732-388-3669

 

Dawn Delvecchio, Clark Township

Kelly Coca;

 

Your request has been received and will be processed in accordance with
the Open Public Records Act. 

 

Dawn DelVecchio

Clerk’s Office

Township of Clark

430 Westfield Avenue
Clark, NJ 07066

(P) 732-388-3669

(F) 732-388-1241

 

Dawn Delvecchio, Clark Township

1 Attachment

Kelly Coca;

 

Attached you will find the vacant abandoned property list and status for
2022, to satisfy the first item of your OPRA request.

 

Please clarify your request for “All properties with notices of abatement”
- I am uncertain which department would maintain the record.  

 

Enjoy the weekend,
Dawn DelVecchio

Clerk’s Office

Township of Clark

430 Westfield Avenue
Clark, NJ 07066

(P) 732-388-3669

(F) 732-388-1241

 

Dawn Delvecchio, Clark Township

2 Attachments

To: Kelly Coca

From: Edith L. Merkel, Township Clerk, Township of Clark

 

Re: OPRA request - Property Requests

Date: May 9, 2022

 

The Township of Clark received your Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request
on May 6, 2022. The official Records Custodian, Edith Merkel, received
your OPRA request on May 6, 2022. As such, the seven (7) business day
deadline to respond to your request is May 17, 2022. The response to your
request is being provided to you on 1^st business day after the
custodian's receipt of said request.

Items #1 through #7 of your request are hereby satisfied.

Awaiting for clarification on #8.

 

Your OPRA request sought access to the documents indicated. 

 

Records from 2022

 

1) All abandoned/vacant residential properties – satisfied by email
5/6/2022

 

2) All residential properties with delinquent taxes- see attached

 

3) All residential properties for which a Lis Pendens notice has been
filed or that are currently in probate- as per the Tax Collector, we do
not have a list of such

 

4) All properties that are absentee-owned- as per the Tax Collector, we do
not have a list of such

 

5) All properties with delinquent water and sewer which date back up to 1
year, including amounts owed – see attached

 

6) All properties currently listed with water shut-off notice

              Water Companies:

NJ American Water      1-800-272-1325

              Middlesex Water          1-800-549-3802           

              United Water                  1-800-422-5987

7) All properties with code violations, including the type of violation

 

From: Angela Bove <[email address]>
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2022 3:11 PM
To: Dawn Delvecchio <[email address]>
Subject: RE: 2022 OPRA request Property Request K. Coca td

 

Dawn,

 

This office does not keep a list of code violations.

 

Thank you,

Angela Bove

Tech. Assistant

Construction Dept.

 

8) All properties with notices of abatement – asked for clarification on
5/6/2022

 

If you should have any questions regarding the documents, please contact
the Tax Collector at 732-428-8403 or the Construction Department at
732-428-8401.

 

The following legal basis applies to responses that include redactions. "
A government record shall not include the following information which is
deemed to be confidential for the purposes of P.L. 1963, c 73 (C.47:1A-1
et seq.) as amended and supplemented: that portion of any document which
discloses the social security number, credit card number, unlisted
telephone number or driver license number of any person..."

 

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 the Township of Clark 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 email at [email address], or at their
website 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. 

Dawn Delvecchio, Clark Township

2 Attachments

Kelly Coca;

 

In order to fully satisfy your OPRA request I would need clarification on
item #8, “All properties with notices of abatement.” Please let me know
what department would have the documentation that you are seeking.

 

Thank you again,

Dawn DelVecchio

Clerk’s Office

Township of Clark

430 Westfield Avenue
Clark, NJ 07066

(P) 732-388-3669

(F) 732-388-1241

 

 

 

From: Dawn Delvecchio
Sent: Monday, May 09, 2022 1:54 PM
To: [OPRA #31553 email]
Subject: 2022 OPRA Request Property Requests Coca

 

To: Kelly Coca

From: Edith L. Merkel, Township Clerk, Township of Clark

 

Re: OPRA request - Property Requests

Date: May 9, 2022

 

The Township of Clark received your Open Public Records Act (OPRA) request
on May 6, 2022. The official Records Custodian, Edith Merkel, received
your OPRA request on May 6, 2022. As such, the seven (7) business day
deadline to respond to your request is May 17, 2022. The response to your
request is being provided to you on 1^st business day after the
custodian's receipt of said request.

Items #1 through #7 of your request are hereby satisfied.

Awaiting for clarification on #8.

 

Your OPRA request sought access to the documents indicated. 

 

Records from 2022

 

1) All abandoned/vacant residential properties – satisfied by email
5/6/2022

 

2) All residential properties with delinquent taxes- see attached

 

3) All residential properties for which a Lis Pendens notice has been
filed or that are currently in probate- as per the Tax Collector, we do
not have a list of such

 

4) All properties that are absentee-owned- as per the Tax Collector, we do
not have a list of such

 

5) All properties with delinquent water and sewer which date back up to 1
year, including amounts owed – see attached

 

6) All properties currently listed with water shut-off notice

              Water Companies:

NJ American Water      1-800-272-1325

              Middlesex Water          1-800-549-3802           

              United Water                  1-800-422-5987

7) All properties with code violations, including the type of violation

 

From: Angela Bove <[1][email address]>
Sent: Friday, May 06, 2022 3:11 PM
To: Dawn Delvecchio <[2][email address]>
Subject: RE: 2022 OPRA request Property Request K. Coca td

 

Dawn,

 

This office does not keep a list of code violations.

 

Thank you,

Angela Bove

Tech. Assistant

Construction Dept.

 

8) All properties with notices of abatement – asked for clarification on
5/6/2022 and 5/9/2022

 

If you should have any questions regarding the documents, please contact
the Tax Collector at 732-428-8403 or the Construction Department at
732-428-8401.

 

The following legal basis applies to responses that include redactions. "
A government record shall not include the following information which is
deemed to be confidential for the purposes of P.L. 1963, c 73 (C.47:1A-1
et seq.) as amended and supplemented: that portion of any document which
discloses the social security number, credit card number, unlisted
telephone number or driver license number of any person..."

 

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 the Township of Clark 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 email at [3][email address], or at
their website at [4]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. 

References

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1. mailto:[email address]
2. mailto:[email address]
3. mailto:[email address]
4. http://www.state.nj.us/grc

Dawn Delvecchio, Clark Township

1 Attachment

Kelly Coca;

 

May 6, 2022       initial email sent acknowledging receipt of request

May 6, 2022      satisfied item #1 - asked for clarification on item #8,
“All properties with notices of abatement”

May 9, 2022      satisfied Items #2 through #7,  2^nd email sent asking
for clarification on item # 8

May 13, 2022  follow-up email sent asking for clarification on item # 8 on
the request 

 

No response as of May 17, 2022.

 

See the attached delivery of emails which satisfies items #1 - 7. 

Awaiting clarification on item #8.

 

Best regards,

Dawn DelVecchio

Clerk’s Office

Township of Clark

430 Westfield Avenue
Clark, NJ 07066

(P) 732-388-3669

(F) 732-388-1241

 

 

We don't know whether the most recent response to this request contains information or not – if you are Kelly Coca please sign in and let everyone know.