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Posted on: July 29, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Mercantile License Revocation Complaints Filed Against 9 Landlords

Seaside Heights, NJ - (July 29, 2021) – Borough officials of the Borough of Seaside Heights released today a list of pending mercantile license revocation complaints.  The complaints have been filed against the owners of nine (9) rental properties including three (3) motels.          

234 Lincoln Avenue

45 Dupont Avenue (Skyview Manor Motel)

216 Sherman Avenue

223 Hamilton Avenue

108 Boulevard (Offshore Motel)

1402 Boulevard (Hammock Inn)

301 Sumner Avenue - Unit #1, Unit #3 and Unit #12

Mayor Anthony E. Vaz commented, “Thanks to the ongoing laser focused work of the Police Department and Code Enforcement Division, the first nine mercantile license revocation complaints have been filed and I anticipate at least another six complaints will be filed within the next two weeks. We are budgeting for and dedicating legal resources for the administrative prosecution of these complaints followed by what will likely be Superior Court litigation. There are numerous landlord-investors that only care about making a buck at the expense of quality of life of our community. They have no standards for operating their rental units and continue to ignore the serious consequences of their actions. They may pay their property taxes but that doesn’t give them a license to be slumlords or act irresponsibly. A Seaside Heights mercantile license is a privilege not a right.”

Mayor Vaz added, “There are so many positive things happening in Seaside Heights right now. We received yesterday the court order giving the Borough possession of “the steel structure property” at 404 Boulevard for redevelopment.   Dozens of new homes have been constructed and other homes are being renovated.  The Carousel Pavilion construction is complete and we will soon begin the next phases of carousel restoration and local history museum development. The Boardwalk and beaches have been busy this summer, and I hear that businesses are having one of their best summer seasons despite the challenges created by the pandemic.   Indeed, the future is bright, but we cannot allow the landlord-investors march to their own drumbeat.”

Copies of the mercantile license revocation complaints are available on the Official Seaside Heights website.

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