News & Updates
In light of the fluid rules regarding what is permitted under COVID-19 restrictions, we offer the below guidance. Municipalities are free to impose more stringent regulations for health, safety and welfare reasons, so long as they do not conflict with any of Executive Orders.
Executive Order 102 – February 3, 2020 Establishes Coronavirus Task Force, which will coordinate with local health departments to assess readiness and establish protocols for monitoring and treatment Executive Order 103 – March 9, 2020 Declares State of Emergency and...
Passaic County Superior Court issued a decision upholding West Milford’s right to issue for public bid a retail distribution license which could result in additional revenue to the Township and the opportunity for business growth and development. In the Court’s opinion it affirms the decision of the Governing Body and the basis for the decision to issue an additional retail distribution license.
On March 25, 2019, the Supreme Court decided Caraballo v. Jersey City Police Department. After the Supreme Court granted certification, the New Jersey Institute of Local Government Attorneys, intervened, as amicus curiae, on behalf of itself and the New Jersey State League of Municipalities, along with the New Jersey Municipal Excess Liability Joint Insurance Fund.
In an Appellate Division decision the panel upheld the right of Montville Township to collect a water connection fee from an owner who purchased the property and sought to avoid paying a water connection fee for new construction. The case was briefed by Fred Semrau and argued before the Appellate Division by Dawn Sullivan.