Important Public Notices

Request For Proposals For Demolition of 192-194 East Broadway

The City of Salem is seeking quotes  for the demolition of 192-194 East Broadway aka the Benjamin Griscom Homestead Residence Broadway Historic District (SR: 12/9/1991) and commonly referred to as Jack’s Men’s Store in the City of Salem, Salem County, New Jersey.

Forms and specifications are on file at the office of the City Clerk, Ben Angeli at 17 New Market St., Salem, N.J.  08079.   All proposals shall be submitted by using the specified forms and delivered to the City Clerk in a sealed envelope marked “Proposals for demolition of 192-194 East Broadway” no later than October 28, 2020 at 11:00 AM.

The City of Salem reserves the right to consider the quotes for sixty (60) days after the receipt thereof, and further reserves the right to reject any or all proposals either in whole or in part and also to waive any informality and make such awards or take action as may be in the best interest of the City of Salem.

The award of the contract shall be made subject to the availability of necessary moneys to do the work.  Award based upon informal quotations shall be awarded based upon the proposal that is most advantageous, price and other factors considered.    The contract shall further be subjected to the securing of necessary State, Federal or Local permits governing the work, which shall be the responsibility of the contractor performing the work.

The successful contractor shall be required to comply with the requirements of N.J.S.A. 10:5-31 et. seq., N.J.A.C. 17:27 (Affirmative Action), P.L. 1963. C150 (New Jersey Prevailing Wage Act) as applicable, and Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12101, et.seq.), N.J.S.A. 52:32-44 and shall submit proof of the same, along with any subcontractor used for the project.

Code Enforcement Officer, Part Time

The City of Salem seeks a qualified individual to serve as a part-time (aprox. 20 hours a week) Code Enforcement Officer. This person will work under the direction of the Zoning and Code Enforcement Officer.

Duties would include but not be limited to the following: ensuring that structures and businesses are in compliance with local, county and state codes and ordinances. Conducting field inspections and initiating enforcement actions against violators.  Consulting with owners on compliance issues. Providing detailed reports on daily operations. Appearing in court as necessary.  A valid NJ driver’s license is required.

Applications are available at the Municipal’s Clerk’s office, 17 New Market Street, Salem, NJ. Send or deliver completed applications to Ben Angeli, City Administrator/Clerk, 17 New market Street, Salem, NJ 08079 or email to . The City of Salem is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Sunshine Notice: Notice of Meeting of The City of Salem

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN by the CITY OF SALEM pursuant to the Open Public Meetings Act that a special meeting of the City of Salem Planning Board shall take place on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at 6:30 PM, at 1 New Market Street, Salem, New Jersey.

To the extent known, the agenda for the meeting will include discussion concerning an Application for additions to the County Courthouse and may include discussion by Board Members regarding old and new business that may be raised and acted upon. Formal action may be taken as appropriate.

Ben Angeli. RMC

Request For Proposals: Waterfront Redevelopment Area in the Ward Street Neighborhood

The City of Salem (City) is seeking a development partner to serve as the designated redeveloper for a portion of the Waterfront Redevelopment Area in the Ward Street Neighborhood. The City Council serves as the Redevelopment entity for the municipality.

The City is requesting proposals from qualified redevelopers to implement a realistic neighborhood redevelopment project and to construct site improvements if possible, building(s) and parking for property(ies) located in the Ward Street Neighborhood of the Waterfront Redevelopment Project Area (project), between Griffith Street and Howell Street. It is the preference of the City that the site be redeveloped as a thriving mix income neighborhood. Incorporation of sustainability and green building concepts (see “Sustainability Goals/Green Building” section) are encouraged where practical and feasible.

A copy of the Request for Proposals and instructions may be obtained from the City Clerk during business hours by contacting the City Clerk whose information is set forth below.  All letters of interest are due no later than October 30, 2020 and complete proposals are due by November 20, 2020 at 3 P.M.

Organization Requesting Proposal
City of Salem

Contact Person
Ben Angeli, Clerk
17 New Market St.
Salem, New Jersey 08079

Sale of Water and Sanitary Utility Systems: Notice of Public Meeting and Hearing

PUBLIC NOTICE is hereby given that a Public Meeting will be held by the CITY OF SALEM, COUNTY OF SALEM, STATE OF NEW JERSEY (the “City”) for the proposed SALE OF THE CITY WATER AND SANITARY UTILITY SYSTEM (collectively, the “Systems”).

The public meeting shall take place on October 26, 2020 at 6:30 pm after notice and advertisement in accordance with N.J.S.A 58-30-5d.   The meeting will discuss the Utility System Reports prepared by an independent advisor for the potential sale of the City Water and Sanitary Utility Systems.  Particularly, the independent advisor has conducted a review of the facilities, past and current utility records and current operations to report findings regarding conditions that exist and estimates necessary to address the emergent conditions and to operate and maintain the system in anticipation of a proposed sale of the systems to a capable entity.

The meeting will take place at 1 New Market Street, Salem, NJ.

Due to COVID 19 space may be limited for the in-person attendance at the meeting. If you are planning to attend in person, please call ahead so we may maintain compliance with the State of New Jersey COVID Compliance. Otherwise members of the community are encouraged to attend via zoom with the meeting password and passcode included in the Zoom meeting invite below:

DATE: October 26, 2020 Time: 6:30 PM Eastern Time (US and Canada)

Website to Join Zoom Meeting is: Once accessed, then click on “join a meeting” and use Meeting ID 863 6097 2311   Passcode: 032859

You can also access the meeting via phone by using one of these numbers:

+1 301 715 8592 US (Germantown) +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago) +1 929 436 2866 US (New York) Detailed instructions are provided on the City’s website and are in compliance with the Open Public Meetings Act for telephonic meetings.   If you have questions on accessing the meeting, you may call the City Clerk during regular business hours at 856-935-0373.

Public Notice of Sale of Municipal Lands In The City of Salem

TAKE NOTICE that the City of Salem, by Resolution September 14, 2020 will sell at public auction on Thursday, October 8, 2020 at 10:00 A.M. at 1 New Market Street, Salem New Jersey at which time bids will be received for the following parcels:

Block          Lot             Street Address                             Minimum Bid

64                15                 213 Church Street                           $2,000.00

64                16                 215 Church Street                           $2,000.00

60                 6              43-45  Chestnut Street                    $4,000.00

The City of Salem hereby imposes the following conditions of sale:

  1. Any person bidding upon the land and premises shall, by act of bidding accept the terms and conditions of sale as set forth in the Resolution authorizing the sale, the advertisement for sale and conditions made known at the time of auction.
  2. Offers may be made by an individual, corporation or governmental entity with any or all acting on their own behalf.
  3. No bid will be acceptable unless it is made orally.  Unless a bid shall exceed a bid immediately preceding it by at least five hundred ($500.00), it shall not be acceptable. The bid shall not be assignable.
  4. The City reserves the right to withdraw from sale any of the lands and premises for any reason whatsoever prior to the time the lands and premises are struck off to the successful bidder.
  5. Upon the close of bidding the highest qualified bidder, as designated by the Township Clerk or his designee, shall submit 10% of the final bid in cash or by certified check made payable to the City of Salem and shall immediately execute an offer to purchase at his bid price, which offer shall include the terms and conditions specified herein. Said offer shall be irrevocable for sixty (60) days from the date of the public sale. This deposit shall be made subject to return in the event of rejection of said offer by the City Council. If the bidder leaves the public auction without submitting the deposit as required, the property may immediately be exposed for sale, subject to these same conditions.
  6. All bids shall be referred to the City Council for review and final approval pursuant to N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13a. The City reserves the right to accept the highest bid or to reject any and all bids under either or both options A and/or B as described in Paragraph 16 hereof, including the highest bid, and shall make its decision known by resolution no later than the second regular meeting of the City Council following the sale.
  7. Title shall be conveyed by Quit Claim Deed without covenants and with restrictions set forth herein with final payment to be made in cash or certified bank check at a closing at a reputable title company at a time to be arranged between the purchaser and the City of Salem no later than 60 days from the date of approval of the sale by the City Council. At settlement, the City will deliver a copy of the Deed.  The successful bidder shall be responsible for the costs of sale including, but not limited to the cost of advertisement for the sale, title search fees, insurance fees, appraisal fees, survey fees, recording fees and other such costs of sale. The City is not obligated to incur these expenses or provide these services.
  8. All lands and premises are sold in an “AS IS” condition. The City has performed no inspections to verify the condition and makes no representations regarding the same. The lands and premises shall be subject to all restrictions, easements, encumbrances, rights of way, zoning ordinances, exceptions, liens, if any and whether any or all are known or unknown and whether or not of record. All lots are conveyed subject such facts as an accurate survey would reveal and any present or future assessments for the construction of improvements benefiting said property.
  9. The City makes no representations and gives no warranties as to the environmental conditions of the properties. To the extent that the properties have ever been used for industrial purposes or to the extent that a hazardous substance as defined under any environmental law defined hereafter has been released on the properties, the City of Salem and purchaser acknowledge that the sale of the properties may be subject to compliance with the Brownsfield and Contamination Site Remediation Act, N.J.S.A. 58:10B-1, et seq., the regulations promulgated thereunder,  any amending or successor regulations and other Environmental laws as defined herein. Environmental laws means federal, state and local laws and regulations, common law, orders and permits governing and protecting the environment, including, but not limited to the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Liability Act, 42, U.S.C. 9601, et seq., as amended CERCLA, the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act, as amended, 42 U.S.C. 1251, et seq, the Clean Air Act, The Toxic Substance Control Act, the Spill Comprehensive and Control Act, N.J.S.A. 13:1-1 et seq and any amendments thereto together with any other similar laws regulating the environment existing at the time of coming into existence in the future. Purchases of properties acknowledge that they are taking the properties subject to all environmental conditions existing at the properties. Purchasers agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless the City of Salem from all liability for any claims relating to any contamination or violations of any Environmental laws, as defined above regardless of whether the conditions existed prior to or following closing. The representations and warranties contained in this paragraph shall survive closing.
  10. No representations, covenants, promises or warranties are made by the City of Salem as to title. Responsibility for determining clear and marketable title rests solely with the bidders. The property shall be otherwise sold subject to all existing federal, state, county and municipal laws, including, but not limited to zoning, health, planning laws, rules and regulations. If, for any reason, a marketable title cannot be delivered by settlement day, because of certain defects against the title held by the City, the City reserves the right to extend the date of settlement by 60 days to cure the defect.  In case the defect cannot be removed within the 60 days, or as otherwise extended by agreement, either party has the right to cancel the agreement by providing written notice to the other and the City shall return the deposit monies. After the monies are returned, the parties will have no further obligation to the other with respect to the sale of the property.
  11. If the successful bidder defaults, the deposit made at the sale shall be retained by the City of Salem as liquidated damages and shall entitle the City to rescind prior bid approval and terminate any and all rights of the designated bidder in said property.
  12. The governing body shall be prohibited from authorizing or approving the sale or transfer of municipal property to any person, partnership, corporation, professional association, limited liability company or other taxable entity unless the Tax Collector shall certify that the purchaser, transferee, or any partner, shareholders in any corporation or principal or party in interest in any entity shall be free from monetary obligation owing to the City by way of municipal taxes, fees, water and sewer charges, assessments, judgments or any other indebtedness created by law. The governing body shall be prohibited from authorizing or approving the sale or transfer of municipal property to any person, partnership, corporation, professional association, limited liability company or other taxable entity unless the Code enforcement official shall certify that the purchaser, transferee or any partner, shareholders in any corporation or principal or party in interest in any entity shall be free from violation of any property maintenance code, Uniform Construction Code, zoning ordinance, vacant property registration ordinance or any other regulation or ordinance regarding property that the person or entity owns in the City of Salem.
  13. .Any entity submitting a bid shall complete an ownership disclosure statement at the time of making the deposit.
  14. The purchaser shall rehabilitate any property conveyed herein that does not meet current building code, property maintenance code, zoning requirements or otherwise at the time of sale. Rehabilitation of the property means that the property shall be renovated in accordance with all building code, property maintenance code, zoning code requirements for residential use and all other applicable ordinances, regulations  and New Jersey Statutes related to the use of the property.  Such rehabilitation shall be completed within 18 months of the sale. The purchaser shall obtain a certificate of occupancy prior to occupancy in accordance with the City requirements for the same. The purchaser shall comply with any and all permits or approvals before any work, repairs, demolition or construction is performed. The buildings shall be boarded or otherwise secured to prevent unauthorized entry or use when vacant and during the rehabilitation.
  15. If the conditions are not satisfied within the required time frame, the lands and premises shall revert to the City, free and clear of any and all claims, encumbrances or other liens. The City of Salem retains a reversionary interest in all tracts sold for the purpose of assuring compliance with the conditions of sale in 13 above. The deed conveying the property shall include these restrictions and right of reversion. The City shall also maintain an easement to enter the property to ensure that the conditions are satisfied.
  16. The Bids shall be received for the property subject to the conditions or restrictions imposed, easement and reversionary interest to be retained by the City under paragraph 14 above as Option A. Pursuant to the Local Lands and Buildings Law, N.J.S.A. 40A:12-13 (a), the bidder shall also submit a Bid under Option B, for the property to be sold free of the restrictions, interest of the City and reversionary interest on the part of the City. The City may elect or reject either or both options and the highest bid for each.   Such acceptance or rejection shall be made not later than the second regular meeting of the governing body following the sale and if the governing body shall not so accept such highest bid, or reject all bids, said bids shall be deemed to have been rejected.