Municipal Services Act
The members of Palmyra’s Governing Body wish to be as fair and open as possible with our residents and intend to share all public information with our constituents regarding the Municipal Services Act subsequent to any negotiations with Trustees and Community Managers in the Palmyra Harbour, Willow Shores, River Villas and Riverfront communities.
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.”
Jonathan H. Katz, Esq., Hill Wallack LLP
Select from the list below to find information, documents and agreements related specifically to these communities.
THE FOLLOWING WEBPAGES ARE UNDER CONSTRUCTION
FOR GENERAL INFORMATION PLEASE SEE THE ARTICLES BELOW BY SELECTING THE FOLLOWING LINK:
Condo FAQs: Reimbursement for Municipal Services, Parts I & II, by Jonathan H. Katz, Esq., Hill Wallack LLP, on November 14, 2011 & January 31, 2012.