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PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE
NOTICE OF SALE OF REAL ESTATE FOR NON-PAYMENT OF TAXES
AND MUNICIPAL CHARGES
Public notice is hereby given that I, Colleen M. Huehn, Collector of Taxes of the Borough of Fanwood, County of Union will sell at public auction on
Thursday, June 3, 1999
In the Mayor and Council Chambers at the Borough Municipal Building, 75 North Martine Avenue, Fanwood, New Jersey at 9:00 o’clock in the morning or at such later time and place to which said sale may then be adjourned, all of the several lots and parcels of land assessed to the respective persons whose names are set opposite each respective parcel as the owner thereof for the total amount of municipal liens chargeable against said lands respectively, in accordance with N.J.S.A. 54:5-1, et seg. As computed to the 3rd day of June 1999. Take further notice that the hereinafter described lands will be sold for the amount of municipal liens chargeable against each parcel of said land assessed as one parcel, together with interest and costs to the date of the sale. Said lands will be sold at the lowest rate of interest bid, not to exceed 18%. Payment for said parcels shall be made prior to the conclusion of the sale in the form of cash, certified check or money order or other method previously approved by the Tax Collector or the property will be resold. Properties for which there are no other purchasers shall be struck off and sold to the Borough of Fanwood at an interest rate of 18%. At any time before the sale I will accept payment of the amount due on any property with interest and costs. Payments must be in the form of cash, certified check or money order. Industrial properties may be subject to the Spill Compensation and Control Act (N.J.S.A. 58:10-23.11 et seq.), the Water Pollution Control Act (N.J.S.A. 58:10A-1 et seq.) and the Industrial Site Recovery Act (N.J.S.A. 13:1K-6 et seq.). In addition, the municipality is precluded from issuing a tax sale certificate to any prospective purchaser who is or may be in any way connected to the prior owner or operator of the site. The lands to be sold are described in accordance with the last tax duplicate as follows:
BLOCK LOT ASSESSED TO LOCATION TOTAL DUE
001 002 Chris-Don Inc. 193 Terrill Road $8,178 99 010 011 Lapinski, Joseph and Mary Ann 102 Madison Avenue $2,489.78 014 005 Capoccia, Ronald R. and Pamela 12 Montrose Avenue $5,442.46 019 013 Halas, Peter T. and Linda M. 117 Pleasant Avenue $3,863.38 041 004 Zinman, David M. and Debra S. 162 Pleasant Avenue $3,836.72 046 010 Sheppard, Carol L. 225 Tillotson Road $6,790.64 054 011 Bard, Richard and Jean 145 North Avenue $6,625.36 067 002 266 North Co., LLC 266 North Avenue $2,922.29 086 006 Blitz, Kathie A. 79 Second Street $1,480.07 091 035 Conahan, James J. Jr. and Patti 40 First Street $1,249.70 096 001.02 Pizzolato, Elsie and Phillip Jr. 621 Terrill Road $1,516,17 105 016 Malone, William 3rd and Barbara 187 King Street $6,115.56 116 051 Green, Mark S. and Roberts, Bonnie 18 Roosevelt Avenue $1,117.14 116 073 Davis, Anthony and Richard 15 Trenton Avenue $4,259.63 116 075.A Terry, Eugene and Janet 4 Saville Row $2,856.84 4 T – 5/6, 5/13, 5/20 & 5/27/99 Fee: $452.88
Westfield Killer Bees Sting Cobras and Stop Eclipse
The Westfield Killer Bees, a U12 girls traveling soccer team, added two more wins to their spring season. On April 28, the Bees won a very hard fought, 2-1, match against the Cranford Cobras and on May 2, stopped the Eclipse from Hopewell Valley, 2-0.
Each team fought and won the ball many times leading to a fast paced game. Defenders Emily MacNeil, Jessica Schor and Melissa Rosen were constantly under pressure to turn back the Cobra attacks. Midway through the first half Rosen turned a Cranford attack into a Bee goal as she won the ball and sent a long pass up the field. Forward Gio Palatucci then lofted a high shot over the defenders and into the corner of the goal. Cranford tied the game a corner kick.
The Bees used their balanced offense advantageously. On the left Stephanie Bridgeman, Sarah Hansen and Ann Siwulec worked together to send several crossing shots towards the goal for center forwards Rosen or Annie Onishi. On the right Aly Carter, Caroline Cariste and Justine Palme made several excellent crosses.
The winning goal, however, came from an attack up the middle. With only five minutes to play, Schor made a short pass to Palatucci who made another short pass to the center. Onishi made a
quick pivot and threaded a shot between two defenders into the left post.
At Hopewell Valley, against the Eclipse, the Bees exercised constant pressure. On the left, Siwulec and Jenna Federgreen made some excellent moves to get around opponents and pass the ball up to Bridgeman, who sent several excellent crosses towards the goal. On the right, Hansen and MacNeil sent the ball up to Cariste. Fast breaks by Eclipse players were shut down by excellent recovery runs by Schor and Amanda Dickson, as well as solid play by sweepers Palme and Marykate Maher.
Excellent play by full backs, Federgreen, Bridgeman, Maher, and Dickson, Jessie Elkoury and Palatucci kept the Eclipse from making any shots on goal in the second half. Palme received a pass from Elkoury and then used the wind to her advantage as she sent a long, high crossing shot that the wind curved into the back left of the goal.
The Bees sent 14 shots towards goal, including several rocket shots by MacNeil and Palatucci that went just over the goal. However, the highlight of the game came with just five minutes to go when Palatucci scored the first Killer Bee goal off a header.
Local Lady Gymnasts Fare Well at NJ Tournament
Six local gymnasts competed in the level 8 New Jersey State Championships on April 18 in Montville, New Jersey and placed well.
Alexandra Brockway age 10 of Scotch Plains took fourth place on vault, fourth on floor and tied for fifth on uneven bars. Brockway took second place in the All-Around Competition with a score of 36.85.
Amy Behr age 10 of Westfield tied for first place on the uneven bars, second on balance beam, and eighth on vault. Behr took third in the All-Around competition with a score of 36.65. Morgan Liss age 10 of Mountainside took and eighth place on vault.
In the 13 year old age group Kristen Valla age 13 of Westfield tied for
second place on the uneven bars, took third on floor and took fourth place on vault. Valla won fourth place in the All-Around competition.
Jackie Tumolo age 13 of Scotch Plains placed second on balance beam, seventh on the uneven bars and took eighth on floor. She won seventh place in the All-Around. Kyla Mendes of Scotch Plains age 13 competed with an injury. She won fifth place on vault, sixth on floor and took ninth on the AllAround.
These girls have been selected to represent the state of New Jersey in the level 8 Regional Championships on May 1-2 in Frederick, Maryland.
Coach Kathy Hauser Bids Farewell to Basketball
Westfield High School Health and Physical Education teacher Kathy Hauser has retired from her position as girls varsity basketball Head Coach. Hauser plans to remain at the high school as a teacher and to continue coaching the girls junior varsity soccer team.
During the end-of-the-season girls basketball dinner held at the high school cafeteria on February 16, Hauser said, “I am retiring at this time in order to focus on my family and the careers of my three daughters in athletics.”
Hauser, a Mountainside resident, has one daughter who is a freshman at Governor Livingston High School and is already involved in the sports program. Her other two daughters, in due time, also plan to compete in athletics at Governor Livingston.
Hauser has coached the Blue Devil girls from 1994-99 and leaves with the experience of having coached her second 1,000-point player in senior Liz McKeon who has received All-County and All-State selections from 1997-99. Under Hauser’s five-year guidance, the Blue Devils had a 54-50 record and qualified for the state tournament three times. She has also been a member of the Union County seeding committee from 1997-99.
Hauser also was the girls basketball Head Coach at Chatham Township High School from 1978-85 where she accumulated an 80-74 record. Hauser’s first 1,000-point scorer was Mary Jane McNicholas who reached that threshold during the 1981-82 season.
During her tenure at Chatham Township, her team qualified for the state tournament seven times, were crowned Colonial Hills Conference Champions in 1981 and 1982 and had All-Morris County and All-State selection players from 1981-84. Hauser also was a member of the Morris County seeding committee from 1981-85.
Hauser wishes to thank all of the players, parents, administrators and fellow coaches who have made her coaching experience at Westfield High School so rewarding.
Brown Qualifies For Gymnastics Nationals
Ted Brown, age 16, of Westfield has qualified to compete in the Junior Olympic National Championships to be held in Houston, Texas in May. Brown, a Class 2 gymnast, qualified at the Boys Regional Gymnastics Championships in Fairfax, Virginia on April 17 where gymnasts represented seven states in the mid-atlantic region. Ted captured third place on the parallel bars event.
Brown, who is a freshman at Westfield High School, is on the team at Surgents Elite Gymnastics in Roselle Park and is coached by Jim Surgent.
JUBILANT AFTER A VICTORY…Several members of the Lacrosse Club’s 7th and 8th grade Blue Team division are all smiles alter defeating Millburn, 52, on April 30. The girl laxers are now 1-1-1 for the season. Pictured, left to right, are: Kirsten Hall, Maggie Reynolds, Ashley Curry, Tori Maffey, Erin Goldberger and Sarah Hansen.
Letters to the Editor
Westfield Needs Reminding That Park Is a Natural Area Named for Mr. Taylor
Will Someone Please Enlighten Me? As I was driving down Prospect Street last Sunday to help pick up trash in the park, I came upon a bright shiny sign at the entrance which said, “Brightwood Park.” Upon driving into the park, I came upon a bronze plaque embedded in a huge boulder.
It said “Taylor Park” and went on to describe why the park was being named after Noel Taylor. This man, almost single handed, was responsible for preserving this beautiful bit of nature from development and assuring that it be kept as a legacy for the people, and especially the children, of Westfield. It is a haven for rare and threatened species, and it is irreplaceable.
I attended this dedication a few years ago. Town officials told of the debt our town owed Noel Taylor, and how honored they were to preserve this memory
of him. But, did they fail to take proper legal measures to establish the new park name? Why this name reversion now? I do hope it is not precursor to conversion from nature preserve to playing fields and parking lots? Will someone please enlighten me?
It may be timely to remind ourselves of what that bronze plaque says:
“Taylor Park: Westfield’s Natural Park.”
This area is dedicated to Noel Taylor to honor his many years of devoted service and work in establishing this quiet sanctuary so that the children of Westfield will forever have this natural land to cherish.
“Man and All Other Living Things Must Learn to Live Together.” Noel Taylor, 1993.
Robert P. Wederich Westfield
Resident Commends Long Service Of BOE Member, Patricia Knodel
Editor’s Note: In the following letter it should be noted that Patricia Knodel, recently defeated in her bid for reelection to the Mountainside Board of Education, served on the Mountainside school board for the past 26 years.
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Pat Knodel has dedicated 26 years as a member of the Mountainside Board of Education.
As a mother of eight children, all of whom attended the Mountainside Public Schools, Pat’s great organizational ability carried over to her role as a committed board member. She was also consistent in attending workshops as well as semi
nars, which enhanced her knowledge of current views on education.
We appreciate Pat’s strong commitment and devotion in serving our children these many years as well as her concern for the taxpayer.
Pat was recently mandated to serve as a Eucharistic Minister and reader of Scripture at Our Lady of Lourdes Roman Catholic Church.
We agree with the Irish saying as quoted by Pat, “The Lord never closes windows, he only opens doors.”
Pat, thanks a million! God speed and we love you.
Lillian Root Mountainside
Arlene Gardner Thanks Community For Reelection to Westfield BOE
Thank you, Westfield voters, for your support of the school budget and for your vote of confidence in me as a member of the Westfield Board of Education.
This is a wonderful town of hardworking, concerned adults and students. It has been a pleasure to represent the interests of the residents of Westfield and to work with the other members of the Board of Education, the Superintendent and the school staff to try to make the school system the best that it can be.
I look forward to continuing as a member of the Board of Education. I am pleased to hear comments from those of you who view the board meetings on Channel 36 and would urge you to come to board meetings when you have a concern or interest.
The school system only functions well when it has the support of a wellinformed public. I urge you to stay informed and to stay involved.
Arlene L. Gardner Vice President Westfield Board of Education
Georgia Resident Lauds Westfielders For Open Discussion on MSNBC
After watching the MSNBC Town Meeting on April 28, I must applaud the citizens of Westfield for their social consciousness and for their interest in repairing our nation.
As was pointed out, the horrible incident in Littleton is a symptom of our society’s moral bankruptcy. However, as Vice President Al Gore pushed the Clinton Administration agenda of disarming law-abiding citizens, I felt that the dissenting viewpoint was not given fair time for rebuttal.
Respectfully, I offer food for thought for the citizens of Westfield who exercised their First Amendment rights at that town meeting.
In reality, guns have a legitimate place in our society. They are used in the commission of about 440,000 crimes per year in our country. But citizens use them 2.5 million times each year to prevent crimes. How many of those 2.5 million would criminals kill each year if law-abiding citizens were disarmed?
If you were a criminal, and if you knew that every law-abiding citizen in this country were armed and trained in the use of defensive weapons, how bold would you be? Never forget that your level of freedom is inversely proportional to your level of dependence. That brings up a larger issue that of Liberty.
In 1775, roused by the cries of Paul Revere, the patriot-farmers made their stand against the British. Do you remember what the British were attempting? They were marching to Concord to seize weapons from the colonists!
Our Bill of Rights is unenforceable and worthless without the First and Second Amendments left intact. Without those two, we are at the mercy of whomever happens to be in power at any given time. That is not Liberty!
Our Declaration of Independence states that after enough governmental abuse of people, then “it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such government, and to provide new guards for their future security.”
God forbid we ever need exercise that right and duty in this country, but if we are ever disarmed, then the day will absolutely come when our descendants wish we had been more farsighted.
Many of the Westfield Town Meeting attendees applauded the idea of transferring the responsibility for their own safety to Vice President Gore. Would those
people have the spirit necessary to wrench freedom from the iron grip of King George?
Fortunately, there are still millions of us in this country who understand the farmers who died to prevent the British from disarming them, and we are willing to die for Liberty as our forefathers did.
Do you still believe that your safety is the government’s responsibility? Do you think that you can always trust the government to have your best interest at heart?
Adolph Hitler came into power by way of a law-and-order platform as Germany was experiencing quite a bit of violence and unrest. He solved the criminal problem, disarmed the private citizens, installed his criminal government and proceeded to murder over six million people legally.
Ben Franklin said it best, “Those who would give up a little liberty for a little security deserve neither.”
Erik A. Luckey Bremen, Georgia
PUBLIC NOTICE PUBLIC NOTICE
TOWN OF WESTFIELD BOARD OF ADJUSTMENT
The Board of Adjustment of the Town of Westfield, New Jersey will hold a special meeting on Thursday, May 20, 1999 in the Council Chambers at the Municipal Building, 425 East Broad Street, Westfield, New Jersey at 7:30 p.m. to hear and consider the following appeals for variance from the requirements of the Westfield Land Use Ordinance:
1. Sam Blancato, 527 Summit Avenue seeking permission to erect a one story addition contrary to the requirements of section 11.12 E 10 and 12.04 F of the Land Use Ordinance. Maximum lot coverage without deck violation of 20.5%. Ordinance requires 20%. 2. William and Maryann Smith, 423
Hillside Avenue seeking permission to erect an addition contrary to the requirements of Section 12.04 F and 12.04 G of the Land Use Ordinance. Maximum building coverage violation of ±5,088 square feet. Ordinance requires 4,000 square feet. Maximum impervious coverage violation of ±10,803 square feet. Ordinance requires maximum 8,000 square feet. 3. Scott A. Selert, 324 Massachusetts
Street seeking permission to erect a building addition in side yard contrary to the requirements of Section 11.06 E.6 of the Land Use Ordinance. Minimum interior sideyard violation of 5 feet. Ordinance requires 15 feet. 4. Daniel and Rosemary Kelly seeking
permission to erect a front porch contrary to the requirements of Section 11.09 E.6 and E.5 of the Land Use Ordinance. Minimum interior sideyard violation of proposed and existing 9.12 feet. Ordinance requires 10 feet. Minimum front yard violation of 24.6 feet. Ordinance requires estimated front yard depth =30.3 feet. 5. Scott and Stacey Stogner, 437
Mountain Avenue seeking permission to erect a deck contrary to the requirements of Section 12.04 F.2. of the Land Use Ordinance. Maximum building coverage, including deck violation of ±24.9%. Ordinance requires 22%. 6. Marck and Catherine Heinman, 833
Fairacres Avenue seeking permission to erect a vestibule contrary to the requirements of Section 11.07 E.5 of the Land Use Ordinance. Front yard setback violation of 32.8 feet. Ordinance requires 37.3 feet. 7. Earl and Patricia Frawley, Jr., 522
Elm Street seeking permission to remove an existing garage and erect a new 20 foot x 26 foot garage contrary to the requirements of section 13.01 G.1.c. of the Land Use Ordinance. Minimum setback for an accessory structure greater than 500 sq. ft. violation of 5 ft. and 1ft. Ordinance requires 10 feet. 8. Mark Frank, 800 Wallberg Avenue
seeking permission to erect a shed in the rear yard contrary to the requirements of Section 1301 G.1.b. of the Land Use Ordinance. Minimum setback violation of ±3 feet. Ordinance requires 5 feet. 9. Gerard J. Hickey, 714 Boulevard
seeking permission to alter a single family residence contrary to the requirements of Section 11.07 E.5. of the Land Use Ordinance. Minimum front yard depth violation of 29.33 feet. Ordinance requires 32.33 feet. 10. Paul C. and Amy J. Mesches, 738
Shadowlawn Drive seeking permission to erect a front porch addition contrary to the requirements of Section 11.07 E.10. and 11.07 E.5. of the Land Use Ordinance. Maximum building coverage violation off 2542 square feet =21.8%. Ordinance requires 20%. Minimum street sideyard variance proposed and existing violation of ±16 feet. Ordinance requires 20 feet. 11. Daniel O’Hara, 633 North Scotch
Plains Avenue seeking permission to erect a deck contrary to the requirements of Section 13.02 C.1. of the Land Use Ordinance. Location of deck violation of in sideyard. Ordinance requires only in rear yard. Documentation of the above is on file in the Office of the Town Engineer, 959 North Avenue West, Westfield, New Jersey and may be seen on Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Colleen Mayer Secretary Board of Adjustment 1 T – 5/6/99, The Leader Fee: $93.84
Groups Thanked For Success of Free Tax Assistance Program
Editor’s Note: The writer of the following letter is a volunteer and local coordinator of the Union County Tax Aide Program.
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On behalf of the American Association of Retired Persons, the Internal Revenue Service, and the New Jersey Division of Taxation, I would like to thank the directors and staffs of the following organizations for the use of their facilities to allow our volunteers to give free assistance in preparing income tax forms for senior citizens and low income families: Scotch Plains Library, Westfield Community Center, St. Helen’s Roman Catholic Church Parish Center, Scotch Plains and Westfield Senior Citizens Housing, Channels 34, 35 and 36 and the local newspapers.
Through their cooperation, we prepared over 1,000 tax returns and assisted over 900 senior citizens and low income persons.
Ed Evans Scotch Plains
SUPERIOR COURT OF NEW JERSEY, CHANCERY DIVISION, UNION COUNTY, DOCKET NO. F-12221-98.
THE FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF BOSTON, PLAINTIFF vs. JESUS M. SANTIAGO, ET ALS., DEFENDANT.
CIVIL ACTION, WRIT OF EXECUTION, DATED FEBRUARY 5, 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 2ND DAY OF JUNE 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 $139,843.24. Municipality: City of Elizabeth, County of Union and State of New Jersey.
Mailing Address: 10 Geneva Street, Elizabeth, New Jersey 07206.
Tax Lot and Block: Lot No. 9 and Block No. 2, a/k/a Lot No. 566 and Block No. 2.
Dimensions: 100.00 feet x 25.00 feet x 100.00 feet x 25.00 feet.
Number of Feet to Nearest Cross Street: 100.00.
There is due approximately the sum of $143,563.80 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.
RALPH FROEHLICH SHERIFF JAMES D. DONNELLY, Attorney 1236 Brace Road Suite C P.O. Box 536 Cherry Hill, New Jersey08003-0536 CH-754354 (WL) 4 T 5/6, 5/13, 5/22 & 5/27/99 Fee: $161.16
Head Coach Kathy Hauser Gymnast Ted Brown
David B. Corbin for The Westfield Leader and The Times
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