- North Plainfield Borough Council – May 13, 2013 (video)
- North Plainfield Borough Council Meeting – April 22, 2013 (video)
- North Plainfield Borough Council Meeting – April 8, 2013 (video)
- NPCCR May Meeting
- North Plainfield Borough Council Meeting – March 25, 2013 (video)
- North Plainfield Borough Council Meeting – March 10, 2013 (video)
- North Plainfield Not Supporting Our Property Owners, by Frank D’Amore, Sr.
- Birdsall Engineering, by Greg Hatala
- North Plainfield Borough Council – February 25th, 2013 (video)
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The next meeting of the North Plainfield Citizens for Community Rights (NPCCR) will be Thursday May 2, 7:00 P.M. at the North Plainfield Community Center, 614 Greenbrook Road at Clinton Avenue.
Our guest speaker will be an attorney who has extensive experience in estate planning. If you have any questions about the importance of a will at any age, new tax laws and how they affect living trusts, powers of attorney,and much more, please join us on May 2nd. All are welcome to attend our meetings.
Here is one of many examples of how North Plainfields’ elected officials are NOT looking out for their constituents:
New Jersey Courts have ruled that injuries that occur on sidewalks that abut residential property are not the responsibility of the homeowner even when the homeowner is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the sidewalk by municipal ordinance.
New Jersey Courts have ruled that the municipality, not the homeowner, is liable for accidents on defective sidewalks notwithstanding the municipal ordinance.
Under the provisions of Title 59, public entities are immune from injury “caused solely by weather” on streets and sidewalks. Despite Title 59 municipalities and other public entities still have been required to pay for damages when courts ruled the accident was not caused solely by weather.
In Stewart v. 104 Wallace Street Inc. 87 NJ 146, 432 A.2d 881 (1981), the courts held that injuries that occurred on sidewalks abutting commercial properties were the responsibility of the business owner. This liability was not extended to residential properties.
This decision was reaffirmed by the New Jersey Supreme Court in Luchejko v. City of Hoboken, 207 N.J. 191,A.3d 912 N.J. ,2011. which was decided on July 27, 2011. Our North Plainfield elected officials passed a resolution, No. 04-11-11-01b supporting Assembly Bills A-3430-31 & 32.
These bills, if passed, would put full responsibility for such injuries on the homeowner rather than the municipality as the law currently states. Perhaps I am wrong, but it doesn’t appear to me that our elected officials are looking out for the homeowners in North Plainfield.