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Gloucester City Council Revokes Rental Licenses of Four Landlords for Violating Housing Code


William E. Cleary  Sr.  | CNBNews


GLOUCESTER CITY, NJ (October 29, 2021)--Gloucester City Mayor and Council, at their meeting, Thursday night, October 28 passed resolutions to revoke the rental licenses of four landlords who violated Chapter 55 of the city code.  


Owner                     Property location

Kenneth Wallace                     23 N. Harley Avenue 

                                            Jonathan Siebert                     112 N. Broadway

                                            Christopher Zimmitt                 228 Warren St. 

                                            Christopher Zimmitt                 321 Warren St.


Chapter 55 deals with rental property registration, licensing, and maintenance of those properties. Each rental property will be vacant for the next year.


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In other matters,  Atlantic Salt was awarded the bid for No. 1 sodium chloride at $8.85 per ton and $62.85 per ton for pre-treated liquid enhance sodium chloride. Council passed an ordinance on first reading pertaining to Chapter 55 of the Gloucester City Code. The amendment states if a property has any outstanding vacant property fees, the fees must be paid prior to issuance of any Certificate of Occupancy. Second reading and public hearing for the new law is scheduled for November 23.

Several resolutions were approved requesting the State Director of the Division of Local Government Services to approve funds received from various grants to be inserted into the 2021 city budget.

The amounts are: 


$107,000-Small Cities Housing Rehabilitation 

 400,000-Small Cities CDBG 2021 Hudson St. Program

125,000-Neighborhood Preservation Program

311,393-Urban Enterprise Zone Assistance Fund


Total amount to be inserted into the 2021 budget is $943,393.

Council approved the payment of bills from September 24 to October 21 in the amount of $2,096,098 along with the bills for October 28 in the amount of $236,744 for a total of amount of $2,332,843. 


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