Municipal Services Act
Mayor Karen Scheffler and the members of Palmyra’s Borough Council want to be as fair and open as possible with our residents and wish to share all public information with our constituents regarding the Municipal Services Act and our ongoing negotiations with Trustees and Community Managers in Palmyra Harbour, Willow Shores, River Villas and Riverview Estates.
We have created this web page to help keep you informed.
“The New Jersey Municipal Services Act – which was enacted in 1989 and went into effect in 1993 – is the first (and still only) legislation in the country that requires cities and towns to provide certain municipal services to community associations within their borders. In short, the Act requires that every municipality in New Jersey must either provide certain services – including removal of snow and ice, collection of leaves, trash and recyclables, and lighting of roads and streets – to qualified private communities “in the same fashion” as the municipality provides such services along public streets or the municipality may opt to reimburse these communities for such services.
The purpose of the Act is simple – to eliminate the double payment for some services residents of these associations now pay through both property taxes and association fees.” 1
Please click HERE to read New Jersey Municipal Services Act N.J.S.A 40:67-23.2 et seq., which was obtained from the state’s site at www.nj.gov
By clicking below you can find information, documents and agreements related to your specific community.
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1 Condo and HOA Law, Jonathan H. Katz, Esq., Hill Wallack LLP, January 31, 2012