[HISTORY: Adopted by the Township Committee of the Township of Winslow 10-19-93 as Ord. No. 0-30-93. Amendments noted where applicable.]
[Amended 12-20-11 by Ord. No. O-2011-032]
Pursuant to the provisions of N.J.S. 40:52-1.2, as a condition for the issuance or renewal of any license or permit issued by, or requiring the approval of the Township of Winslow, the applicant, if he is the owner thereof, must have paid any property taxes or assessments on the property wherein the business or activity for which the license or permit is sought, or wherein the business or activity is to be conducted. Appropriate proof of payment must be provided before such license or permit shall be issued.
In the event that a license or permit has been issued, it shall be revoked or suspended when any licensee, who is an owner of the property upon which the licensed business or activity is conducted, has failed to pay the taxes due on the property for at least three (3) consecutive quarters. Upon payment of the delinquent taxes or assessments, the license or permit shall be restored for the balance of its term.
The provisions of this chapter shall not apply to or include any alcoholic beverage license or permit issued pursuant to the "Alcoholic Beverage Control Act." N.J.S. 33:1-1 et seq.
[Adopted 12-20-11 by Ord. No. O-2011-032]
An application filing fee of one thousand dollars ($1,000.) shall be paid by the applicant at the time of filing of an application for long-term tax abatement agreement or application for payment in lieu of tax agreement. The application fee will provide for the administrative services to be undertaken by the Township Tax Assessor, and any other township official, in order to render a determination on the applicant's eligibility for a long-term tax abatement agreement or payment in lieu of tax agreement.
Every application for a long-term tax abatement agreement or application for payment in lieu of tax agreement in accordance with this chapter shall be subject to payment of a nonrefundable escrow in the amount of two thousand five hundred dollars ($2,500.) to be paid by the applicant at the time the applicant submits such application to the township. The required escrow shall be used to pay the cost of professional review by the Township Solicitor, Engineer and other professionals employed by the township to review and make recommendations regarding a long-term tax abatement agreement or payment in lieu of tax agreement.
At the time of submission of an application for a long-term tax abatement agreement or application for payment in lieu of tax agreement in accordance with this chapter, the applicant shall be required to execute an escrow agreement with the township to cover all necessary and reasonable costs incurred for the technical and professional review of such agreement. The amounts specified for escrow are estimates which shall be paid prior to the township's review of any long-term tax abatement agreement or payment in lieu of tax agreement. In the event an additional amount is required for more than the amount specified in the escrow agreement, the applicant shall pay all additional sums required prior to the township's execution of any long-term tax abatement agreement or payment in lieu of tax agreement.
To the extent not otherwise inconsistent with this section, the escrow fee required by this chapter shall be administered by the Chief Financial Officer of the township in the manner and as set forth generally in Section 40-43D of the Code of the Township of Winslow.
The Township Clerk or his/her designee shall maintain an itemized account of the escrow on deposit for each application and shall, upon the request of the applicant, supply a copy of said account.