1 Collyer Lane, Basking Ridge, NJ 07920
Phone: 908-204-3001; Fax: 908-204-3015; Website: www.bernards.org
Bernards Township is Authorizing various Discharge of Mortgage made as part of the
Bernards Township Housing Rehabilitation Program
Joseph and Margaret Davignon – 41 Orchard Place
WHEREAS, Joseph and Margaret Davignon are the owners of property designated as Lot 26 in
Block 708 (formerly identified as Lot 30 in Block 20) on the Tax Map of the Township of
Bernards, in the County of Somerset, State of New Jersey, commonly known as 41 Orchard
WHEREAS, Mr. and Ms. Davignon received monetary assistance in the form of a forgiveable
loan through the Bernards Township Housing Rehabilitation Program for the purpose of
correcting housing defects and bringing them up to the housing code standards; and
WHEREAS, as part of the terms of such monetary assistance Mr. and Ms. Davignon entered a
Mortgage on July 2, 2003, in the amount of $5,550.00 to The Township of Bernards, which
Mortgage was recorded or registered in the office of the Somerset County Clerk on July 18,
2003, in Mortgage Book 5417, Pages 2219, Instrument No. 2003090458 (which was improperly
recorded as Lot 20 in Block 30); and
WHEREAS, the Mortgage was amended by Mortgage Modification Agreement dated October
14, 2003, to increase the amount to $6,070.00, which Agreement was recorded with the Somerset
County Clerk’s Office on January 16, 2004, in Book 5532, Page 238, Instrument No.
WHEREAS, the terms of the forgivable loan, consisting of the requirement to own and occupy
the Property as a primary residence for a six (6) year period, have been met by Mr. and Ms.
WHEREAS, the six (6) year mortgage repayment period has expired and there are no further
monies owed by these individuals in connection with the Mortgages with the Township of
WHEREAS, based on the above, these individuals have met the obligations for and are entitled
to a Discharge of the Mortgage.
NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED THAT the Township Committee of Bernards
Township, County of Somerset, hereby authorizes the execution of the attached Discharge of
Mortgage and recording of the same with the Somerset County Clerk.
Agenda and Date Voted: 11/24/2009
I hereby certify this is a true and exact copy of a resolution adopted
by the Bernards Township Committee on 11/24/2009.
Denise Szabo, Municipal Clerk