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Re: Historic district may come to Jersey City's West Side
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What I do have an opinion about is the abusive use of the Historic Preservation rules. The HPO and HPC routinely exceed their lawful authority in the application of these restrictive Zoning rules. The ultra vires actions of the HPO and HPC have prevented many people from repairing and maintaining their houses because of the cost of the work demanded. It has caused a huge amount of damage to many people and particularly to individuals and families of limited means, and of color, for many years. The current City Administration has done nothing to stop this abuse.

The powers granted to the City under the MLUL to enable regulation of historic preservation are limited to just that: ?historic preservation.? An example of the application of these limits is seen in the provisions in the MLUL regarding ?demolition by neglect.? The lawful power of a municipality is limited only to requiring an owner undertake ?stabilization? of the deteriorating historic structure, to preserve it from slow destruction. That is all the law permits. It does not authorize a municipality to compel or order any other kind of work on the historic structure.

Those same limits apply to all Historic structures, whether they are in danger of ?demolition by neglect? or not. The City does not have the lawful authority to require anything more of an owner than ?preservation.? And you can't preserve something that doesn't exist. Attempts by the City to make owners re-create ?fake historic? features such as wood windows, cedar siding, iron fences, anything that does not still exist in some form, are not ?historic preservation? and are therefore outside the City's lawful authority.

AGREE ++++++++

It is REALLY Scary when one speaks to a HPO in JC Planning Dept. & they do not know what NPS or National Parks Service is, or how it applies to their job function.

Posted on: 2017/8/2 17:17
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Re: Historic district may come to Jersey City's West Side
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Thank you for expounding on the matter & the research link.
So, JC Corporation Counsel is pretty much just covering all bases in the *Immunity* dept. here in their affirmative defenses.

It appears that Judge McNultey clearly addressed "Qualified Immunity" in his 06/27/17 Opinion & allowed the matter to proceed against MF & AL individually, that gives rise to a conflict[s] between an individual's interests & a public entity's interests
[and whether both can/should be represented by the same legal counsel],
however,
I did not catch anything about Absolute Statutory Immunity.

AAHHH... the Nuances of our Legal System !!! LOL


Posted on: 2017/8/2 17:07
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Re: Couple seeks $18M from Jersey City in lawsuit over historic district guidelines
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Hardi is the cat's meow. Get the hardi without the fake cedar grain pattern and you can't tell the difference between painted cedar.


But is the price difference worth it if it's on a 3' alley that doesn't even open on the street? I can't imagine the fireproofness would matter in a 100 year old timber stud and sheath house. All that would be left is a pile of Hardiplank!

Biggest selling point of Hardi + Azek is that it is maintenance free & termites don't feed on it. [those annual exterminator fees do add up]
In the end, it's really up to the individual's preferences & wallet.
BUT it does not provide Insulation that the plaintiff in this case desperately needed, which is why he contracted for 60K worth of this specialty vinyl product that emulated historic wood types.

Posted on: 2017/8/2 14:36
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Re: Couple seeks $18M from Jersey City in lawsuit over historic district guidelines
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What would you use if it was the alley sides seen by no one but the next door neighbors? Is vinyl just ugly or does it have a functional flaw too? Siding is on my to-do list.


I have been using this material called Viroc more and more. At first I used it to rebuild the frames around windows that rotted out due to exposure to horizontal rain (the building gets blasted during Nor'Easters).

I then started using it as siding. The manufacturer intended it to be used as commercial paneling that is mechanically fasted to the building. I found out (at least for me) it works pretty well bolted on to the building, but with a moisture barrier / weep path underneath.

I like the stuff because unlike vinyl, Viroc is damn near fireproof. This was kind of important after a tenant accidentally set one of my buildings on fire via a dropped cigarette (small fire.... fire department did more damage putting it out then the fire itself). I used a water based colored sealer, which last years. Unfortunately, the company that made the sealer went out of business.

http://virocny.com/

I have used Viroc 4 exterior & interior projects. It's great material & has similar characteristics to Hardiplank [which is no surprise since they are both cement based.]


I am a huge fan of Hardiplank. 15 years after building a house in Texas, and the Hardiplank still looks as good as new, even after the ubiquitous intense summer sun of South Texas, and the many variations in weather and precipitation. It has withstood several hail storms, as well as torrential rains, and other weather phenomena, and it hasn't need any work or repainting.

ME TOO. I used it on the rear of my 137 year old house here in 2007 & added more to the side this past year & no one can tell the difference from 10 year old install & the 10 day old one.

Viroc is the same composition in panels with a poured concrete look.
It is GREAT for use in finishing basement walls , as it gives a very 21st century look to the surroundings & is super easy to maintain.

Posted on: 2017/8/1 21:05
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Re: Historic district may come to Jersey City's West Side
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I live down he block & have watched this property steadily deteriorate over the last 2 years.
It is SAD that what started out as an private propertyowner's attempt to lend new purpose to an aging structure in the area, ... have resulted in this property falling into additional disrepair.


Well put, light12v, I agree completely. HPC and HPO over-reach with the historic preservation rules makes it very difficult (or impossible) for owners to repair and rehabilitate these wonderful old houses where many have lived for decades. A reasonable, balanced and lawful application of the historic preservation rules would mostly be beneficial, helping people maintain their homes and preserve the character, diversity and soul of these special neighborhoods. The current heavy handed, over-zealous approach by the HPO and HPC, with it's ensuing disparate impact effects, runs counter to overall public good.

Regarding the West Side, many residents, including families who have owned their homes for several generations, expressed well-founded concern when the Historic District designation was rammed through by the City. During the Ordinance second reading City Council members promised to update and clarify the historic preservation rules. Well, no surprise, that never happened. At that same time, it was appalling to see Joyce Watterman vote in favor of the new district. Doesn't she know how these types of restrictive zoning rules have been abused over and again, for decades, to the detriment of minority families, and families with limited resources? She should be ashamed of that vote.

Since you live in that district, and with November's election coming up you might reach out to Councilman Chris Gadsen about all this ? I don't live in that Ward. You'll recall he won handily last time, against Fulop's hand-picked, historic preservationist, City attorney candidate. In a community debate before that vote, Fulop's guy showed he was totally clueless, telling homeowners we need more Historic Preservation Officers to ?help?! No one was fooled, and of course he lost. I've also heard the City is trying to introduce another historic district around Astor Place. Folks over there should be very concerned and get involved in the lead up to the elections. Ward E homeowners are also affected and should ask their candidates what they will do to stop the abuse of the historic rules.

Unless the City clarifies that the Historic Ordinance is limited to ?Preservation? and can't be used to compel owners to undertake ?restoration? or ?reconstruction?, it will take a law suit to stop the abusive, aggressive, over-reach by the HPO and HPC. A thoughtful judge reading a well researched and argued brief, including all the applicable sections of State law (MLUL), City Zoning code, legislative and regulatory history, and the context in which it was all developed and is applied, will inevitably conclude there are limits, and HPO and HPC actions often overstep those limits. A suit bringing a disparate impact claim would rely on a relevant 2015 Supreme Court ruling and federal laws.

It will need a dedicated attorney, someone (or group) who has been aggrieved or suffered disparate impact, with the time, money and interest to bring a case. In my opinion, the outcome is clear. I've looked at several historic preservation matters and it is not a forgone conclusion that municipalities and HPC's prevail. I believe the court will find many actions of the JC HPO and HPC outside their limited authority to regulate ?preservation? and would clarify the limits of their authority. In a disparate impact case in Federal Court, you'd have to wonder if the City isn't liable for damages given they've been so derelict in their oversight of the HPC's misuse of the Ordinance, and the resulting harms so serious.

I concur with much of what you have stated.

I attended the events noted & went on the record at the 2nd reading literally challenging Cotter-City Planning, Farrell-Corporation Counsel & all other city reps regarding their shady in-house methods of altering governing documents/backroom dealings and introduced copies of their handiwork [documents] into the official record that severely 'flustered' them.

As you have probably concluded, I am an opponent of Municipal Historic District Overlay & find the Fulop Administration's performance to date FAILED on Every Level.

You seem well versed in the Legal Arena so perhaps you can enlighten us about Farrell's affirmative defenses contained in the document link below, particularly the one that states " City Defendants are entitled to ABSOLUTE STATUTORY IMMUNITY" & advise if you perceive Fulop's Individual Interests as in Concord or in Conflict with Jersey City's interests.

https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/3903312-Show-Multidocs.html

Posted on: 2017/8/1 19:58
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Re: Couple seeks $18M from Jersey City in lawsuit over historic district guidelines
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What would you use if it was the alley sides seen by no one but the next door neighbors? Is vinyl just ugly or does it have a functional flaw too? Siding is on my to-do list.


I have been using this material called Viroc more and more. At first I used it to rebuild the frames around windows that rotted out due to exposure to horizontal rain (the building gets blasted during Nor'Easters).

I then started using it as siding. The manufacturer intended it to be used as commercial paneling that is mechanically fasted to the building. I found out (at least for me) it works pretty well bolted on to the building, but with a moisture barrier / weep path underneath.

I like the stuff because unlike vinyl, Viroc is damn near fireproof. This was kind of important after a tenant accidentally set one of my buildings on fire via a dropped cigarette (small fire.... fire department did more damage putting it out then the fire itself). I used a water based colored sealer, which last years. Unfortunately, the company that made the sealer went out of business.

http://virocny.com/

I have used Viroc 4 exterior & interior projects. It's great material & has similar characteristics to Hardiplank [which is no surprise since they are both cement based.]

Posted on: 2017/8/1 14:54
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Re: NO QUALIFIED IMMUNITY 4 Fulop... So Who PAYS 4 his Legal Defense ?
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(Webbie - Should be combined with current thread on topic)

This Might Help those of us Playing at Home - Begin at Page 30


Thank You for properly locating my post & providing a link to the Federal Judge's document that I was referencing.


Thanks light12v and jerseymom. This is all getting rather interesting, don't you think? Stay tuned, the next episode could be even more exciting.

"Interesting" would not be my word of choice...

Posted on: 2017/8/1 14:44
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Re: NO QUALIFIED IMMUNITY 4 Fulop... So Who PAYS 4 his Legal Defense ?
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(Webbie - Should be combined with current thread on topic)

This Might Help those of us Playing at Home - Begin at Page 30


Thank You for properly locating my post & providing a link to the Federal Judge's document that I was referencing.

Posted on: 2017/8/1 13:35
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NO QUALIFIED IMMUNITY 4 Fulop... So Who PAYS 4 his Legal Defense ?
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Can anyone shed some light on this latest circumstance for us ???
-JC Taxpayer Plebeians-

Posted on: 2017/8/1 3:24
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Re: Historic district may come to Jersey City's West Side
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The discussion in another string about fences and historic preservation requirements made me think of that guy from the recently created historic district on the West Side and the City's effort to dismiss his law suit. Turns out there's an initial ruling, although the case still has a long way to go: http://cases.justia.com/federal/distr ... 97/10/0.pdf?ts=1498739790

In short, the City was NOT successful in getting the case dismissed, so the Judge hearing the matter must think it possible that Fernandez's complaints have some merit. Certain complaints were dismissed but it seems the Judge invited Fernandez to re-file with more information. If Fernandez plans to re-file, his attorney might take a good look at the Supreme Court's recent ruling that disparate impact can apply in certain housing cases.

Fernandez might go to the State Courts, although that's difficult for procedural reasons. First, he'd apply for a Certificate of Appropriateness permit, and likely be denied by the HPC. Next, he appeals to the Zoning Board, and likely be denied again. Then, if he has followed all the required rules and met all the deadlines, he can appeal to the Superior Court. There he'd argue the denial by the City is ultra vires ? provided that house did NOT have original historic wood siding torn off by the contractor. If the siding was original, it's a different story.

The HPO and HPC often use section 345-71 G. 3. of the JC Code to deny requested work, saying the proposed materials are inappropriate. They'd probably cite that sub-section in their denial of his application. However, that would be a misreading of the section, taking it out of context completely. I'm shocked they get away with it, since they are supposed to be competent to undertake their duties as HPC commissioners. And that means correctly applying the code.

Like any code (or law, or regulation...), 345-71 G. must be read fully and in context, to be properly applied. Looking at 345-71 G. 1-5. as a whole, it is clear that G. 3., about materials, only applies when ?reconstruction? is proposed. Moreover, 345-71 G. 1-5., is explicit that reconstruction is only permitted under limited, strictly defined conditions. But you have to read all of 345-71 G., and the associated definitions to know. The HPO and HPC either don't know their own code, or they deliberately ignore it, and all to frequently apply that clause (G. 3.) incorrectly. Taking a sub-section of code and incorrectly applying it to a different set of circumstances than those defined in the code makes the HPC's denial an error and is beyond their authority. The HPC doesn't write the rules ? they must follow the code ? just like everybody else.

As he's in a historic district, Fernandez needs to use siding that is aesthetically sympathetic with the neighboring houses. However, although he can't just use any type of cheap siding he might want, he also can't be compelled to ?reconstruct? replica wood siding, if the original historic wood siding was removed before the HD designation came into effect. If original historic siding was removed only after the HD designation went into effect, then he's out of luck and the situation is more complicated.

I haven't seen that house in a while, and don't know what it looks like at the present. I might go by sometime this weekend. Has anyone else here been by there recently...?.

Your points are well stated & appear well researched. I live down he block & have watched this property steadily deteriorate over the last 2 years.
It is SAD that what started out as an private propertyowner's attempt to lend new purpose to an aging structure in the area, instead of tearing down & replacing w/ Bayonne Box Beauties similar to the one constructed next to the church on Bergen Ave, have resulted in this property falling into additional disrepair.
Not to mention, adding substancial litigation costs to JC budget to be bourne by property taxes & other JC municipal moneymakers ,,,,all at taxpayer expense!

Posted on: 2017/7/25 19:25
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Re: Fulop foe loses tax appeal targeting mayor's home
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"Fulop's home was last reassessed in 1991. In New Jersey, properties generally retain their assessments until a property revaluation or after renovations, which are supposed to trigger reassessments."



Below his own wife admits in another article last year that the home was renovated by them.

"Asked about her new home on Ogden Avenue, Jackie, as she is called, said the place has been reduced to bare studs. It is being completely renovated because of its age and yes, she has a lot of say about the job. No doubt this means a big kitchen, hardwood floors, cool lighting and a choice of gun turret colors (kidding)? I kind of like her honesty -- is that the word?"

http://www.nj.com/opinion/index.ssf/2 ... op_and_his_local_sup.html

Let us not forget that the purchase price of 845K plus the 'gut renovation' was further embelished by the Special Zoning Variance that Fulop received where his lot coverage was Increased to an unprecidented % [that none of his neighbors or comps can claim]....ADDING Exponential VALUE to the property, which should have taken this appeal over the top easily!

However, taking into account the asses that occupy the seats on the Hudson County Tax Appeal Board, Fulop could be building the Taj Mahal & this HC Board would have turned a blind eye to this.

Taking further action on the state level is the way to go April....but be sure to be armed with ALL of the documentation that demonstrates his clear abuse of Gov't. position for personal gain/enrichment.

Posted on: 2017/7/22 15:24
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Re: HC proposes $538 million budget with tax increases for 6 towns
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Hudson County proposes $538 million budget with tax increases for 6 towns

BY CAITLIN MOTA
The Jersey Journal

JERSEY CITY - Hudson County has proposed a $538 million budget that would raise taxes in six of its 12 municipalities this year.

The Hudson County Board of Freeholders is expected to make a final vote on the budget, which is $2 million less than it was in 2016, at the body's June 8 meeting.

Under the proposed budget, Jersey City residents would see the largest county tax increase, up roughly 9 percent from last year. West New York, Weehawken, and Hoboken could see about a 6 percent hike. East Newark would see about a 3 percent jump, and North Bergen would see just over a 1 percent increase.

While Jersey City hasn't seen a municipal tax increase in three years, it is the second year in a row the county's largest city will be hit hard by county tax hikes. In 2016, Jersey City saw a 10 percent increase.

Hoboken, too, saw a 4 percent hike 2016.


http://www.nj.com/hudson/index.ssf/20 ... s.html#incart_river_index


Can someone please explain why & how different municipalities within HC are levied with such different percentages of increase ?
Thanks.

Posted on: 2017/7/14 14:44
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Re: ESPYS - Hurley wins Best Coach Award
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VIDEO: Bob Hurley, former St. Anthony basketball coach, honored at ESPY Awards

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017, 10:09 PM

He isn?t coaching hoops anymore, but the accolades keep on coming for Bob Hurley.

The former head of the storied boys basketball program at St. Anthony High School in Jersey City, which closed earlier this year, won the Best Coach Award at the ESPYs Wednesday night.

Hurley, one of two Basketball Hall of Famers who only coached at the high school level, went 1,162-119 and won 28 state titles to go along with four national championships in his 45 seasons running the show at St. Anthony?s.

?It?s really a great honor to be here tonight,? Hurley said during in his acceptance speech. ?Getting this award alongside all these iconic coaches, but even more specifically it?s a great honor to be representing all these great coaches.?

He then thanked his family, including his sons, URI head coach Dan Hurley and Arizona State?s Bobby Hurley, who were in attendance, for making what he has always referred to as ?the miracle? of St. Anthony?s possible.

?It?s a great honor to be representing all these coaches in the high school ranks,? Bob Hurley said. ?Because every athlete that has come up on this stage tonight, no matter what sport they play, each one of them had a coach in high school, junior college, or maybe even before who played a critical role in their development as an athlete and it?s the whole person part that I have always taken a lot of pride in.?

http://www.nydailynews.com/sports/bas ... d-espys-article-1.3322143



BIG Congrats to Coach Hurley,,,, but the kid killed it !

Posted on: 2017/7/13 22:23
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Re: window replacement - historic district
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You do need to follow the ?rules?, which you can find in the JC code at 345-30 and 345-71. Since it's a part of ?Zoning? other general provisions apply as well, found throughout the Code and State Laws. Although you must follow the rules, rest assured Dan and the HPC won't do the same. They'll ignore the bounds of their authority, which are limited to ?historic preservation?. Instead they'll demand the sun, moon and stars and won't give you a permit till they get what they want. The devil in understanding all this is in the details, which are widely mis-understood and applied. Read on if you choose, and you might learn something about the way the HPC and HPO operate in Jersey City.

First, you need to understand a little about the Municipal Land Use Law (MLUL). The MLUL is the enabling legislation from which the City draws its limited authority to regulate ?historic preservation.? ?Preservation? is the key word used in the applicable sections of the MLUL . Why is the word ?preservation? so important? Well, in matters of historic preservation the enabling MLUL limits the regulatory powers it grants municipalities to preservation and ONLY preservation. ?Reconstruction?, ?restoration? and other such activities are NOT mentioned in the MLUL, and are, therefore, EXCLUDED as activities the City has any authority to compel.

So what about the word ?preservation? in particular? Here we turn to the ordinary, obvious meaning of the word. It is plainly apparent it is only possible to ?preserve? something that currently exists. The term ?historic preservation? itself makes reference to something that is from history ? that is, something that exists from the past. Conversely, if something does not exist, there is nothing to ?preserve?. Put another way, if a historic feature no longer exists, then it can't be preserved. A fake, historic-appearing, replication of some non-existant feature or aspect of a building might be made by ?reconstruction? or ?recreation?, but those activities are not ?preservation.?

With all that as background now to the matter of window replacement. First, take a careful look at the wording of the City code. It's found at 345-71 L. 1. b. I'll reproduce here for ease of reference, and have added the bold for emphasis of a key clause:

L. Additional Regulations for Alterations and Additions to Buildings and New Construction.
1. Windows.
b. Replacement.
i. If historic windows have deteriorated to a point precluding repair, rehabilitation or restoration, based on documentation submitted by the applicant, or a field inspection by the Historic Preservation Officer, replacement windows may be approved under a Certificate of No Effect if they match the historic windows in terms of configuration, operation, details, material and finish. Variations in details will be permitted if such variations do not significantly affect the visual characteristics of the historic window, including the shadow effect of muntins and sash on the glazing. In evaluating "significant" effect, other factors to be considered shall be the age of the building and its architectural quality, as well as the extent of reduction in the total glazed area of the proposed sash compared to the existing sash. For narrow wood windows (less than fifteen (15) inches wide), the reduction shall be limited to ten percent (10%); for wood windows, fifteen (15) inches or wider, the reduction shall be limited to six percent; for metal double-hung windows (of any size), the reduction shall be limited to ten percent (10%).
ii. In buildings less than thirty (30) years old, the replacement windows need not match the historic window in terms of materials. The finish, however, must match the finish of the original windows. On secondary facades, windows which are visible from a public thoroughfare need only match the historic windows in terms of configuration and finish.
iii. Proposals for replacement windows which do not meet these conditions will require a Certificate of Appropriateness

You'll notice the words used are about historic windows that STILL EXIST, although perhaps in such a state of disrepair that it is no longer possible to make them serviceable through means of repair, rehabilitation or reconstruction. Please note that the word reconstruction is used here to in reference to something that still exists, and needs to be preserved. It is not referring to the construction of something completely new where nothing presently exists. This latter use of ?reconstruction? has a technical definition found in the definitions section of the Code, and more clearly in the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Historic Preservation.

So, if your historic windows still exist, they must be preserved (by means of repair, rehabilitation or reconstruction). If your historic windows can't be preserved you're going to have to replace them with essentially identical, fake ?historic? copies. And those copies don't come cheap. $3,500 a piece for long, parlor-level windows last time I checked, and that was a couple of years ago.

Now to ?non-historic? windows in an old building. This situation is very frequent because many of the houses in the historic districts had the original wood windows removed and replaced, often by aluminum windows, at some past time. Obviously, the historic windows are no longer present, so they can't be preserved. It is notable that the Code is completely silent on the situation of replacement of a non-historic window in an old building. There isn't a word about it. But there is no mystery in that, it is exactly as you'd expect. City Codes can't include wording that is inconsistent with the City's limited power to regulate. The City does not have the legal authority to order or require the replacement of non-historic windows by historic windows in an old building, so words to that effect aren't in the Code. Recall the City can only regulate ?preservation.? Ordering someone to replace a non-historic window with a fake-historic looking window would not be ?preservation?, it would be ?restoration? or ?reconstruction? ? and is therefore outside the City's authority to require.

Nevertheless, if your existing windows are not historic, then this is where the ?demand the sun, moon and stars? hits you ? Dan and the HPC will try to have you believe they have the authority to demand that you replace those non-historic windows with ?fake historic? ones. And worse, if you are unlucky enough to have had your long parlor-level windows bricked up sometime in the past, well then they'll try to make you restore those long window openings as well. More expense.

These activities are not ?preservation? of an existing historic feature. They are ?restoration? of the building to its appearance from time time in the past. These kinds of demands by the HPC and HPO are beyond their legal authority to regulate ?preservation.? All the definitions are in the Code. Again, better definitions are found in the Secretary of the Interiors Standards for Historic preservation. The latter definitions are much clearer than the City's, particularly the one for '?restoration? which is so badly written in the JC Code as to fail the ?understandable by a person of common intelligence? standard.

As I've noted previously, the HPC and HPO get away with this abuse of their authority because many homeowners simply give in to the demands. It's expensive, time consuming and a hassle to take the HPC and HPO on. And you can't count on ANY support from our esteemed council persons. They're too busy doing the bidding of the Mayor. You can fight, but you'd need to hire an attorney intimately familiar with all the detailed requirements of zoning law. That's expensive, often more that the cost of the work and so the City gets its way. For owners who can't afford the expensive, extensive work demanded, well they often just sell, driven out of their neighborhoods by the heavy handed and abusive use of these zoning codes. That's how it goes down in JC ? always has, probably always will.....
So SAD, however TBT, keepin it REAL

Posted on: 2017/7/13 17:37
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Re: 2017 Reval ~ Property Inspections
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Amateur Hour, as Usual under the MF Rule!

What is ReallyPathetic is that these Bozos are getting paid Millions while they waste our valuable eve. time slot to provide us with Their Mis-Information BWO MS Power-Point........
[how sad is that !!]

SR. IT translation:::
Elect CLOWNS, Expect to See-a-Circus

Posted on: 2017/4/12 23:42
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Re: Tax Appeal Filed Against Mayor Fulop
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Bread & Circuses : CHECK

Maybe Fulop can call upon on buddy Paul Hoffman from LSC, nom de plume Dr. Crypton, for some Chess advice here .....

http://www.thephtest.com/paulhoffman_bio.html



Posted on: 2017/4/5 21:45
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Re: Commotion by Grove and Mercer Saturday Night
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... does anyone have any information regarding the group of 15/30 teens who were causing a commotion around Grove and Mercer last evening.



Did U call our Mayor, RCC, Jim Shea, or JCPD ???
NO Info Available or Response from the POWERS that Reign ???

Posted on: 2017/4/2 21:15
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Re: Fulop drops out of 2017 race endorses longtime foe Bill Matsikoudis….
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The Sound Machine part literally had me laughing out loud.


Me too,,,,,,HYSTERICAL

Posted on: 2017/4/2 1:46
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Re: Fulop ties to Kushner?
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These are all nice Yeshiva boys, y'all got nothing to worry about.


You are leaving David Barry of Ironstate Development Co., who is a top tier board member of Liberty Science Center/ SciTech City, & his esteemed father Joseph Barry, who pleaded guilty to making five cash payments totaling $114,900 to former County Executive Robert Janiszewski to secure state and federal funding for his Shipyard project, out of the Triad mix here.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Joseph_Barry_(real_estate_developer)



Posted on: 2017/4/2 1:43
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Posted on: 2017/4/1 6:29
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Re: Man shot dead in Jersey City, marking second fatal shooting this week
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Is anyone else wondering where are those 900 cops Fulop talked about?

We saw most of them in attendance on Thursday evening at Fulop's 6th State of the City Ward B Speech-a-Thon.

Posted on: 2017/4/1 3:40
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Re: Fulop state-of-the-city speech-a-thon kicks off Tuesday
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AND Has Now CONCLUDED.

Any Insights from those who attended in any Ward???

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Re: Man shot dead in Jersey City, marking second fatal shooting this week
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What excuse is Fulop going to use for this act of violence?
He blamed the last murder on bail reform. Maybe his propaganda
minister Jen Morill will come up with something better.


After she [Ms. Mor__ ] is done calling Child Protective Services ?? OOPS...getting confused trying to keep up, Victim being over 18yrs. old doesn't Qualify.

There is always the Old Standby of Warmer than Usual WEATHER Conditions ....

OtherWise Engaged hasn't been claimed yet.

Posted on: 2017/3/30 6:17

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Re: Man shot dead in Jersey City, marking second fatal shooting this week
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Mayor Fulop [b]w/ City Paid Minions in Tow are way TOO BUSY
either
attending Kelly Conway-born in NJ, 'Deflection PlayBook' Re-Fresher Workshops
or
making HIS Public Appearances Around Town SAFE....

-while he Hijacks Slumlord JCTogether Rally TO LEAD THE MARCH, bearing Citations by the 100,s ..after 3-1/2 yrs. of being MIA
-Grandstands 4 Election Year Photo-Ops, TAKING CREDIT for OPW [Other People's Work-Product],
-Delivers SIX [6] State of the City UNI_Directional 'Infomercial' Addresses instead of ONE....[A Case Study in HOW TO Campaign at Taxpayer Expense as An 'Incumbent Perk' Home Advantage]
or
-simply diverts City Workers from their Critical Job Functions & Higher Priorities
to Populate the Rooms of his Fundraisers...& other Public Appearances

-& particular to City Councilpersons, truncates Caucus Meetings causing the 6+ Hour Runaway Train Chaos 2nd reading 3/22/17 of 16 Acres Land-Give-Away [shown here Un-Edited ::: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V-1a8kBaHCo

-& Particular to JCPD to ensure that his Executive Order Transgender City Hall Bathroom usage mandate is complied with !

THESE ARE BUSY TIMES IN Fulop's POLITICAL TIMELINE/QUEST 4 RE-ELECTION In Our City's 1ST NATIONAL/MUNICIPAL Hybrid November Election
[.... Got to GetIn UNDER THE REVAL WIRE & Secure HimSELF 4 More Years to Reign, before Voter's/JC Constituents receive WRITTEN CONFIRMATION of Their Personal POST-Reval PROPERTY TAX OBLIGATIONS. & have a Rude Awakening.]

Doing ALL this Tough Work of CONTROLLING the NARRATIVE to cover one's 'Alternative Facts' tracks must be a Never-Ending, Time-Consuming Endeavor.

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Re: Homeowner's Insurance
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I too live in a Circa Abraham Lincoln, flat roof house and received homeowner's insurance through Chubb, who holds all of our other policies. It's pricey, for sure, but when we've had claims with them in the past (frozen water pipes) and everything was handled with remarkable speed. They're known as the *white glove* choice but the premium paid for their services was quickly forgotten when bad things happened.


I Agree about Chubb being the best, for all of the reasons that you stated.

My premiums have not increased to any significant degree since signing up for my Historic Home in 2006.
[but I must give credit to my agent at Muller who is on top of her game & the best I have ever seen in 40+years.]

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Re: Homeowner's Insurance
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I wish I had a friend in the insurance business then I would not have to give out my name, rank, and serial number just to get a quote. I bet those in the industry could get and give a ball park figure anytime.


IMHO::::Best in the Business for all of my properties, residential/commercial/mixed-use buildings w/ all kinds of roofs [who became a friend of over 17yrs.] is Donna Stokes at MULLER INSURANCE , 930 Washington St, Hoboken, NJ 07030
Phone: (201) 659-2403

Posted on: 2017/3/30 1:06
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Re: SCITECH City
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Ready, set, discuss!

Why did these docs have to be OPRA'ed?

Did the Council members read them?

What's a science specialty hotel?

And there's this: Bleeding edge technology is a category of technologies so new that they could have a high risk of being unreliable and lead adopters to incur greater expense in order to make use of them. So has City leadership adequately protected JC with this land hand-off?

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-wndxx3kEacX2t3NnUwN2xQR3M/view

https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B-wndxx3kEacLXUzd2tyZ0hGVXc/view

1] "Why did these docs have to be OPRA'ed?"
because they were withheld, not made available to the public for the asking from the city clerk's office, or distributed by any method in advance of council meeting 2nd reading/vote.

2] "Did the Council members read them?"
councilpersons that i have spoken with stated that they were not currently provided these [in 2017] & cannot recall seeing them before -- in 2016 or 2015.
be reminded that several councilpersons were not sitting back in 2015, which is the year that these documents were penned.

3] "What's a science specialty hotel?"
anyone's guess. i have not been able to verify any concrete meaning from hospitality experts or accredited dictionary.

4] " So has City leadership adequately protected JC with this land hand-off?"
no. this bum rushed transfer of 16 acres of UN-appraised real property [12 Jersey City proper + 4 MUA] Literally takes away any control over this project from the city council [elected by the people] & places Total Control in the hands of JCRA [a board Appointed by & serving at the Mayor's discretion]

Posted on: 2017/3/29 23:18
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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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Mao wrote:
https://mail.google.com/mail/u/1/#inbox/15b16bbeb4dfba06

Above is the link to the Memorandum of Understanding. Esther Winter went through the trouble (FOIA request) and expense (over $200) to get a copy of it. Guess what? She got it after the vote. So much for transparency.

Although personally, a fan of Charter Schools, why did the Council act coy, to say it as politely as possible, and say it was undetermined whether the school was to be a Charter or a regular public shool?

Also, the hotel is described in terms that suggest it will also assert non profit status (provide lodging for science visitors etc). Corp. Counsel Jeremy said that it would be for profit.

So this new entity will have one member and owner, namely the Science Center. An LLC with only one member is treated as an entity disregarded as separate from its owner for income tax purposes (but as a separate entity for purposes of employment tax and certain excise taxes), unless it files Form 8832 and affirmatively elects to be treated as a corporation.

this link takes me to my own g-mail account. can you please check it on your end & correct if necessary ? thanks

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Re: Wow - LSC's Updated Plans for SciTech Scity
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Several months ago, when the city council created the redevelopment plan I spoke against this. Councilman Boggiano said the city told him this land was worthless at that meeting. His comments were picked up by Al Sullivan for the Jersey City Reporter. I don't remember the issue but I am sure you can still find it.

CITY COUNCIL DID NOT CREATE LIBERTY HARBOR REDEVELOPMENT PLAN A COUPLE OF MONTHS AGO.
THEY MERELY AMENDED IT FROM IT'S 1973 CREATION TO PAVE THE WAY FOR FULOP'S VISION OF SCITECH CITY 2015,, AFTER DOING NOTHING FOR 2 YEARS ,, AND PUSHED IT THROUGH ON 01/25/17...WITHOUT DUE PROCESS SUPPORTED WITH ONLY SLOPPY PLANNING DIVISION WORK/MAPS & RENDERINGS.... IN A BUMS RUSH TO MEET FULOP'S ELECTION YEAR TIMELINE REQUIREMENTS.


As relevant as your comments are, I suggest that you TURN OFF THE CAPS LOCK ON YOUR KEYBOARD! It's annoying.

my bad. sorry, no yelling intended. [will do ee cummings lower case in the future, as i was never trained as a typist]

Posted on: 2017/3/29 22:40
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Yvonne wrote:
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Yvonne wrote:
Several months ago, when the city council created the redevelopment plan I spoke against this. Councilman Boggiano said the city told him this land was worthless at that meeting. His comments were picked up by Al Sullivan for the Jersey City Reporter. I don't remember the issue but I am sure you can still find it.

JUST FINISHED READING ORD#17-002 DOCS. AND YOU WERE THE ONLY SPEAKER AT THE 01/25/13 COUNCIL MEETING THAT I SEE ON THE DOCUMENTS


Yes, I was. Council-President Lavarro tried to cut me off by saying this not about transferring the land but I reminded him this is step one.

Posted on: 2017/3/28 23:09
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