Ordinance No. 12-18

Introduced: December 10, 2012
Public Hearing: January 7, 2013
Status: Adopted

An ordinance of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, authorizing the acquisition from Main Street Associates, Inc. of a portion of land commonly known as Block 144, Lot 28 for road right-of-way and public purposes

WHEREAS, the Local Lands and Buildings Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:12-1 et seq. authorizes a municipality to purchase any real property, capital improvement or personal property, or interest therein, as may be necessary and suitable for the performance of its functions; and

WHEREAS, Main Street Associates, Inc. is the owner of certain real property in the Township of Vernon, commonly known as Block 144, Lot 28 (the “property”); and

WHEREAS, the Township Council has determined that it is in the best interest of the Township to acquire an interest in the property to be used for a 50 foot wide right-of-way extension of Main Street and other public purposes; and

WHEREAS, the acquisition is in accordance with a Developer’s Agreement made and entered into by and between Vernon Township and Main Street Associates, Inc. as authorized by Resolution 12-152 of the Township Council, adopted on July 9, 2012.

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT ORDAINED by the Township Council of the Township of Vernon, County of Sussex, State of New Jersey, that:

  1. The Township of Vernon shall acquire in fee from Main Street Associates, Inc. a portion of Block 144, Lot 28 for road right-of-way and public purposes in consideration of $50,000.00.

    Attached hereto as Schedule A and incorporated by reference is a description of the right-of way and easements. Attached hereto as Schedule B and incorporated by reference is a map of the right-of way and easements.

    Schedule A and Schedule B  were prepared by John J. Hanlon, P.L.S. of VS Land Data, Phillipsburg, NJ, dated November 7, 2012.
  2. The Mayor and Clerk are hereby authorized to execute all instruments necessary to complete this transaction.

Severability. If any section, subsection, clause or phrase of this Ordinance is for any reason held to be unconstitutional or invalid, such decision shall not affect the remaining portions of this Ordinance.

Effective Date. This Ordinance shall take effect upon final passage and publication as provided by law.