A WATCHUNG COMMUNICATIONS, INC. PUBLICATION The Westfield Leader and THE TIMES of Scotch Plains – Fanwood Thursday, August 12, 1999 Page 11
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PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE
SUMMARY OR SYNOPSIS OF AUDIT REPORT FOR PUBLICATION SUMMARY OR SYNOPSIS OF 1998 AUDIT REPORT OF TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS AS REQUIRED BY N.J.S. 40A:5-7
COMBINED COMPARATIVE BALANCE SHEETS-STATUTORY BASIS DECEMBER DECEMBER ASSETS 31, 1998 31, 1997
Cash and Investments $ 12,707,871.25 $ 10,782,544.81 Taxes, Assessments, Liens and
Utility Charges Receivable 796,373.60 810,168.63 Property Acquired for Taxes
Assessed Value 348,459.01 348,459.01 Accounts Receivable 493,001.93 2,091,625.86 Deferred Charges to Future Taxation
General Capital 13,068,781.62 14,042,777.94 Deferred Charges to Revenues
of Succeeding Years 240,000.00
TOTAL ASSETS $ 27,654,487.41 $ 28,075,576.25
LIABILITIES, RESERVES AND FUND BALANCE
Bonds and Notes Payable $ 12,448,000.00 $ 8,708,000.00 Improvement Authorizations 3,033,741.95 4,910,967.25 Other Liabilities and Special Funds 7,630,276.31 10,058,549.79 Reserve for Certain Assets Receivable 1,295,765.36 1,967,490.55 Fund Balance 3,246,703.79 2,430,568.66
TOTAL LIABILITIES, RESERVES AND FUND BALANCE $ 27,654,487.41 $ 28,075,576.25
COMPARATIVE STATEMENTS OF OPERATIONS AND CHANGE IN FUND BALANCE CURRENT FUND-STATUTORY BASIS
YEAR 1998 YEAR 1997 REVENUE AND OTHER INCOME REALIZED
Fund Balance Utilized $ 2,050,000.00 $ 2,000,000.00 Miscellaneous From Other Than Local
Property Tax Levies 6,502,346.37 5,468,826.49 Collection of Delinquent Taxes and
Tax Title Liens 693,325.95 678,666.68 Collection of Current Tax Levy 46,400,641.35 45,648,669.89
Total Income $ 55,646,313.67 $ 53,796,163.06
Budget Expenditures: Municipal Purposes $ 14,627,767.57 $ 14,030,850.45 County Taxes 8,562,837.75 8,832,251.83 Regional School Taxes 29,786,924.03 28,818,443.41 Other Expenditures 10,375.20 8,463.62
Total Expenditures $ 52,987,904.55 $ 51,690,009.31 Excess to Fund Balance $ 2,658,409.12 $ 2,106,153.75 Adjustments to Income Before Fund Balance:
Expenditures Included above which are Deffered Charges to Budget of Succeeding Year 240,000.00
Statutory Excess to Fund Balance $ 2,898,409.12 $ 2,106,153.75 Fund Balance, January 1 2,365,457.91 2,259,304.16
$ 5,263,867.03 $ 4,365,457.91 Less: Utilization as Anticipated Revenue 2,050,000.00 2,000,000.00 Fund Balance, December 31 $ 3,213,867.03 $ 2,365,457.91
* That a physical inventory of General Fixed Assets be taken and reconciled with the property records on a periodic basis.
That a foreclosed property register be maintained. That the detailed analysis of miscellaneous trust deposits be reconciled to the Trust General Ledger.
That surety bond coverage be obtained for all required Township personnel in accordance with State regulations.
*Prior Year Audit Recommendation A Corrective Action Plan, which outlines actions the Township of Scotch Plains will take to correct the findings listed above, will be prepared in accordance with federal and state requirements. A copy of it will be placed on file and made available for public inspection in the Office of the Township Clerk in the Township of Scotch Plains.
The above summary or synopsis was prepared from the report of audit of the Township of Scotch Plains, County of Union, for the calendar year 1998. This report of audit, submitted by Suplee, Clooney & Company, Registered Municipal Accountants and Certified Public Accountants, is on file at the Township Clerk’s office and may be inspected by any interested person. 1 T – 8/12/99, The Times Fee: $158.10
N. Hunterdon Tops SP-F 8’s, 9-6
The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Youth Baseball Association 8-year old tournament team and North Hunterdon met in the South Plainfield Tournament. The Raiders took a commanding 6-3 lead into the fifth inning but could not hold on as North Hunterdon battled back for a 9-6 victory.
William Hubbard started on the mound for the Raiders and was spectacular as he pitched four flawless innings. Tom Holt closed out the game for the Raiders, retiring four of the six batters he faced. Brendan McEvoy, Jackson Udelsman and Steve Berger all had a solid defensive game.
Hubbard helped himself out with two hits. Jimmy Burke collected two RBI on two hits. Udelsman had two RBI with one hit. Berger had a hit while Mike Ruzek and Joseph Del Prete picked up an RBI each. James Wheeler, Mike Lauricella, Burke, Hubbard, Berger and Del Prete all scored a run for the Raiders.
SP-F 8’s Defeat Carteret 8’s, 4-2
The Scotch Plains-Fanwood Youth Baseball Association 8-year old tournament team captured third place in the Cranford tournament as they came back against Carteret, winning 4-2. Earlier in the tournament, Carteret had shut out the Raiders. Only seven Raiders reached base safely in this game, but they made them all count.
After falling behind 1-0, Steve Berger walked and Jimmy Burke was hit by a pitch. Both came around to score on Tyler Della Badia’s RBI single. In the fourth inning, Tom Holt and Joseph Del Prete drew walks and Holt came in to score on James Wheeler’s fielder’s choice. The Raiders added an insurance run in the fifth as Burke singled and came in to score on Mike Ruzek’s ground out. Also reaching base were Michael Bauricella and Jackson Udeleman.
Stellar pitching and defense won the game for the Raiders. Wheeler started and pitched four strong innings. He was relieved by Burke who picked up the save. Both pitchers combined for 10 strike outs and only one walk. Brendan McEvoy wowed the crowd with his sparkling play at third. Also coming up big for the defense were Michael Klotz, Kyle Richers, Holt, Berger and Ruzek.
THIRD PLACE SP-F 8’S RAIDERS…The SP-F 8-year old Raiders recently placed third at the Colonia Tournament. Pictured, left to right, are: front row, Roy Burke, Michael Ruzek, Brendan McEvoy, Joseph Del Prete, James Wheeler and Kyle Richers; second row; Michael Lauricella, Tom Holt, Steve Berger, William Hubbard, Michael Klotz, Tyler Della Badia and Jackson Udelsman; back row, Coach Jim Wheeler, Manager Ron Del Prete and Coach Joe McEvoy. Not pictured is: Coach Tom Della Badia.
SP-F 8’s Crunch Cranford, 20-8
This tournament season, the Scotch Plains-Fanwood 8-year old Raiders and Cranford Cougars met three times with Cranford coming out on top in each. Finally, the Raiders crushed Cranford 20-8 to capture third place in the Colonia Tournament.
The Raiders stunned Cranford by jumping out to a 4-1 lead after one inning and continued as they knocked Cranford for 15 hits. Leading the potent Raider attack was James Wheeler who was 4-for-4 with five RBI. Mike Ruzek drove in five runs with two hits. Jimmy Burke was 3-for-3 with five runs scored. Tyler Della Badia crushed three hits while driving in four runs. William Hubbard, Brendan McEvoy and Tom Halt also collected hits. Steve Berger and Michael Lauricella each scored three runs.
Burke, Wheeler and Halt all combined to share the pitching duties that totally shut down the usually potent Cougar attack. This was the Raiders second third place trophy this tournament season.
Annual John Shippen Golf Tournament Scheduled
The Annual John Shippen Memorial Golf Tournament will take place on Monday, August 30, at the Shackamaxon Country Club in Scotch Plains.
In its eighth year, the tournament raises funds to support the various activities of the John Shippen Foundation, Inc. which endeavors to commemorate the historical significance of the Shady Rest Country Club (now Scotch Hills) and AfricanAmerican John Shippen, the club’s longtime professional and greens superintendent. Shippen is credited as America’s first golf professional.
The committee is pleased to announce that Mabel (Shippen) Hatcher, one of John Shippen’s daughters, will be on hand to lend special historical relevance to this year’s tournament. Ms. Hatcher is over 90 years old and will reminisce about her father’s years at Shady Rest.
Proceeds from the tournament go to funding annual college scholarships for area minority youth, and have in the past supported the commissioning of an oil painting of John Shippen which is currently on exhibit at USGA headquarters in Far Hills. The tournament also helps make possible a series of golf activities for minority youth in the area under the supervision of Scotch Hills golf professional and committee member John Turnbull.
The Shippen tournament is organized and run by the Shippen Foundation with annual assistance from the Merck Focus Group, a volunteer community service activity by a group of employees of the Merck Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Bob Gregory is the Merck employee who is
chairman of the group and also a member of the Shippen committee.
Following the tournament, a dinner and award. program will take place at the Westwood in Garwood. Awards are presented for low gross and low net in the men’s, women’s and senior citizens categories.
To obtain an application and information about participating in the tournament and related activities, or to become sponsor of the tournament, please contact
Thurman Simmons at (908) 322-5486. SEIZING THIRD PLACE…The Westfield 12 & Under PAL Girls Traveling Softball Team captured third place in the National-Division of the Parkway Invitational Softball League when it defeated Scotch Plains/ Fanwood, 16-8, in their playoff game on July 26. Pictured, left to right, are: front row, Jillian Olsen, Alyson Guerriero, Rebecca DeFazio, Marilyn Mench, Anna McGrath, Brittany Vella and Tara Amelia; second row, Coach Geoff Beck, Erin Beck, Kristina Fietkiewicz, Mary Kate Flannery, Lauren Gelmetti, Casey DePalma and Deidre Griffiths; back row, Coaches John Fietkiewicz and Rick Gelmetti. Not pictured, are: teammates Samantha Miller and Marie-Claire Hausseguy.
Westfield 12’s Capture Second in Williamsport
The Westfield 12-year olds baseball team participated for the first time in the Williamsport, Pa. tournament. The boys played a total of 11 games and finished with an 8-3 record. Millburn won the district.
Westfield secured a second place finish by defeating Kenilworth on a solid pitching performance by Chris Adams and a home run blast by Diego Betancourt.
The tournament showcased the teams depth of talent. Billy Hearon pitched a jewel against Elizabethport, striking out eleven. Mark Harbaugh, Ryan Shallcross, Matt Statton and Mark Kline provided the offense in critical moments in wins against Irvington, Elmora and Kearny.
The team will participate in the Kenilworth Tournament before putting their bats down for a deserved summer break. The team roster consisted of Chris Adams, Diego Betancourt, Mark Harbaugh, Bill Hearon, Sam Kim, Mark Kline, Michael Oliff, Matthew Perelli, Bryan Power, David Rimkus, Ryan Shallcross, Andrew Skoller and Matthew Statton.
Memorial 5K Race is Slated August 14 for Vietnam Vets
The Friends of New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial will host its fourth annual 5K Race and 1-Mile Fun RunWalk on Saturday, August 14 at the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial located at Exit 116 off the Garden State Parkway (adjacent to the PNC Bank Arts Center).
Registration for both races will begin at 7:15 a.m. Fees are $15 for the 5K Race and $10 for the 1-Mile Fun Run Walk. The lMile Run Walk will begin at 8:10 p.m. and the 5K Race will begin at 8:30 am.
The first overall male and female finishers will receive $100 and the first overall male and female Master (40 years and up) we will receive $50. Awards will also be given to the top three male and female veterans, the first male and female physically challenged and the top three finishers (male and female) in each of the seven age groups (14 and under, 15-19, 20-29, 30-39, 4049, 50-59 and 60 years and up). All first, second and third place male and female
finishers in the 1-Mile Fun-Run Walk will receive medals.
Anyone wishing, to participate in the 5K Race or the 1-Mile Fun Run Walk can call Gene Timmons of the Friends of the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial for more information at (856) 468-0662.
“Friends” is a non-profit, volunteer organization that assists the New Jersey Vietnam Veterans’ Memorial Foundation in preserving the memory of the Vietnam era.
TOWNSHIP OF SCOTCH PLAINS LIQUOR LICENSE TRANSFER
Take notice that Varkiza, L.L.C. located at 1934 Route 22, Scotch Plains, New Jersey has applied to the Municipal Council of the Township of Scotch Plains in the County of Union, New Jersey for transfer of the Plenary Consumption License No. 2016-33015-006 heretofore issued to ROMANELLI, INC. located at 100 Route 22, Springfield, New Jersey 07081.
The names and addresses of the members and the amount of stock held of the applying limited liability company are as follows: Dimitrios Vlachos, 160 Summit Drive, Watchung, New Jersey, 62.5% of Stock; Aristidis Vlachos, 207 Teasel Court, Whitehouse Station, New Jersey, 37.5% of Stock.
Objections, if any should be made in writing immediately to: MS. BARBARA RIEPE, Municipal Clerk, Scotch Plains Township, Municipal Building, 430 Park Avenue, Scotch Plains, New Jersey 07076. 1 T – 7/22, 7/29, 8/5 & 8/12/99, The Times Fee: $91.80
LaGrande Park Praises Fanwood Fire Department
The Fanwood Volunteer Fire Department visited LaGrande Park to instruct the children about fire safety last week. Francis Celardo, Michael Higgins and Andrew Kocot enjoyed trying on the fire gear and exploring the fire trucks. Nick DiProspero and Zaire Ali were grateful to receive Fire hats and Fire Safety coloring books.
This past week featured the first Big Wheel Race. Justin Frasier took first place. In the Nok hockey tournament, Tiffany Frasier was the first place winner. Richie DeLusant came in second and Jen Villas came in third place.
Ping-Pong has been another favorite at LaGrande Park. In the Ping-Pong tournament, Bryan Meredith came in first place with Justin Eusebio battling it out for second place.
Ceramics also began last week. Colleen Curran painted a green-hair troll box. Joselyn Berrios designed a cabbage patch doll. Kate Celardo has been finishing up a bear box in which she has planed to keep her shells. Amy Kocot’s colorful unicorn box has been used to keep hair pins. The program will be coming to a close soon, so please join us while you still can!
SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION, UNION COUNTY, DOCKET NO. F-21156-98.
NATIONSCREDIT HOME EQUITY SERVICES CORPORATION, PLAINTIFF vs. CHARLES SMITH AND LINDA SMITH, H/W, DEFENDANT.
CIVIL ACTION, WRIT OF EXECUTION, DATED MAY 7, 1999 FOR SALE OF MORTGAGED PREMISES.
By virtue of the above-stated writ of execution to me directed I shall expose for sale by public vendue, on the 6th Floor of the Union County Court House (Tower) 2 Broad Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey on WEDNESDAY THE 8TH DAY OF SEPTEMBER A.D., 1999 at two o’clock in the afternoon of said day. All successful bidders must have 20% of their bid available in cash or certified check at the conclusion of the sales.
The judgment amount is $107,542.33. The property to be sold is located in the City of Elizabeth, County of Union and State of New Jersey.
It is commonly known as 905 Anna Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey.
It is known and designated as Block No. 8, Lot No. 182.
The dimensions are 25 feet wide by 100 feet long.
Nearest cross street: Situate on the northeasterly line of Anna Street, 50 feet from the northwesterly line of Henry Street.
Prior lien(s): None. There is due approximately the sum of $110,450.55 together with lawful interest and costs.
There is a full legal description on file in the Union County Sheriff’s Office.
The Sheriff reserves the right to adjourn this sale.
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