Borough of Park Ridge, NJ
Bergen County
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[HISTORY: Adopted by the Mayor and Council of the Borough of Park Ridge 9-11-2007 by Ord. No. 2007-5. Amendments noted where applicable.]
GENERAL REFERENCES
Rental unit registration — See Ch. 81.
There is hereby created within the Borough of Park Ridge an agency to be known as the "Housing Task Force" as a means and method to coordinate oversight enforcement of residential and rental licensing property in the Borough.
A. 
The Task Force shall consist of representatives of the following agencies within the Borough of Park Ridge: Construction Code, Zoning Officer; Police Department representative, Fire Prevention Bureau official; Board of Health representative, Borough Administrator; Borough Attorney; Housing Inspector.
B. 
The representatives shall be selected by each of the respective agencies.
The purpose of the Housing Task Force shall be to facilitate the regulation and registration of rental housing units within the Borough of Park Ridge.
The Task Force will be responsible for determining compliance with the Park Ridge ordinances. In assessing such units, the Task Force shall review appropriate documentation and make a determination based upon the following criteria:
A. 
Appropriately signed CO or CCO.
B. 
Appropriate zoning resolution if required.
C. 
Building permits.
D. 
Tax Department files (dating back to appropriate Zoning Code change).
E. 
Utility bills.
F. 
Income tax returns.
G. 
Registration filings.
H. 
License filings.
In achieving its purpose, the Housing Task Force shall have the following powers, duties and responsibilities:
A. 
The Task Force shall meet at a minimum once every 60 days to coordinate common complaints and observations, review progress on concerns and establish appropriate chains of action to effectuate corrections;
B. 
To make recommendations from time to time to the Mayor and Council relative to ordinance amendments or other matters pertinent to its charge;
C. 
To arrange for a mechanism for the sharing of any information relative to housing units within the Borough of Park Ridge between and among all of the member agencies, except as and where limited by applicable law;
D. 
To report observed violations of the applicable codes and regulations to the agency having the power of enforcement over same with appropriate memos and documentation and to assist in such prosecutions through the production of testimony or evidence as needed; and
E. 
To conduct inspections as required by Borough ordinances for determination of compliance. Inspections may be done by an employee designated by the Mayor and Council, but shall be from one of the agencies which are members of the Housing Task Force.