P'burg imposes liens on 10 properties forcing residents to remedy violations

Posted: 12:18 AM EDT Sep 04, 2013

The Phillipsburg Town Council passed 10 resolutions and one ordinance during Tuesday night's meeting, which also featured two action items following executive session.

The ordinance allocated $2,537 for the acquisition of a downflow work station for use by the town's police department. Of the 10 resolutions the three most interesting were the imposing of liens on 10 separate property owners "to remedy violations occurring" on those properties. The highest lien of $5,600 is designated to a property owned by Rudolph and Carol Nelson at 134 Chambers St.

Meanwhile Ordiance 2013-146 authorizes the public auction of three town properties "no longer needed" scheduled at the municipal building on October 17th. The three properties - 194 Irwin St., 292 Chamber St. and 452 Congress St. - will be handled by Max Spann R.E. and Auction Co.

In addition town council authorized the submission of an application for construction improvement aid from the New Jersey Department of Transportation. The town hopes to receive funding to improve South Main Street from McKeen Street to Center Street.

After an executive session, council voted 5-0 for the execution of a settlement agreement in a tax appeal case by Phillipsburg Associates.